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March 15, 2004 8:19 AM   Subscribe

Some pig! In September, a Cincinnati artist carved a pig with wings...out of 7,000 pounds of Ivory soap. (It was commissioned by the chamber of commerce for an economic conference.) Now "Sudsie" is being sent on tour to Nicaragua to promote a kids' handwashing campaign.
posted by Vidiot (5 comments total)
posted by joecacti at 9:18 AM on March 15, 2004

i imagine that people might think it's weirder that someone is making a giant pig than that someone carved one with soap.

believe me, it's just something we do in cincinnati. you know how seattle folks have their rain, and maine has their lobsters? we have people who make giant pigs.

other strange things we do? we fuss over chili, we call the airport in kentucky our Cincinnati Airport, we talk about how we're gonna "leave this city when [we] grow up," and we stab people in the face when they mention WKRP.
posted by lotsofno at 9:56 AM on March 15, 2004

We also say "please?" instead of instead of "huh?"
posted by Mick at 12:30 PM on March 15, 2004

Do we still carry an old Grippo potato chip bag in our back pocket for good luck?
posted by soyjoy at 12:43 PM on March 15, 2004

I believe that ("please?" instead of "huh?") is due to a large German population - the German version of "huh" is usually "bitte?", literally, "please."
However, we say "huh?" in st. louis, which has its large Geran population...
posted by notsnot at 1:13 PM on March 15, 2004

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