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Old 06-26-2014, 04:53 PM   #1
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Im trying to better understand the history of SC since I will be moving there soon.

Do people call it USC or SC?

USC and SC are both trade marked by Southern California. I get confused often when people are talking football and say USC. I've heard USC-e and USC-jr. I think just saying South Carolina will be best?..

When singing the alma mater (i think), everyone puts up their thumb and pinky like "surfs up". What does that stand for/meaning behind it? Columbia isn't at the beach so I thought I would ask here.

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Old 06-26-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:00 PM   #3
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Im trying to better understand the history of SC since I will be moving there soon.

Do people call it USC or SC?

USC and SC are both trade marked by Southern California. I get confused often when people are talking football and say USC. I've heard USC-e and USC-jr. I think just saying South Carolina will be best?..

When singing the alma mater (i think), everyone puts up their thumb and pinky like "surfs up". What does that stand for/meaning behind it? Columbia isn't at the beach so I thought I would ask here.

Thank you in advanced!

We are the original USC .... We had a University in SC before California was
a State in the union. However, our university didn't have the foresight (didn't
think it necessary I guess) to register or trademark the "USC" or SC either.
So Cal did and so OFFICIALLY, USC is most often used to refer to SoCal.
South Carolina is either Carolina (In This state) vs North Carolina
or simply South Carolina.

The arm raised at the end of the Alma Mata is actually to represent Holding
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We are the original USC .... We had a University in SC before California was
a State in the union. However, our university didn't have the foresight (didn't
think it necessary I guess) to register or trademark the "USC" or SC either.
So Cal did and so OFFICIALLY, USC is most often used to refer to SoCal.
South Carolina is either Carolina (In This state) vs North Carolina
or simply South Carolina.

The arm raised at the end of the Alma Mata is actually to represent Holding
a Glass / Challis. The last line of the AM is Here's a Health Carolina, Forever
to Thee. Health being Toast, as the hand is raised.
Thank you! I have seen a lot of hashtags of Forever To Thee so now I understand. Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:15 PM   #6
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also you are mistaken the spurs up hand thing and the raising a toast. Our fans do in fact do the thumb and pinky but that is not at the Alma Mater which is holding a toast
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Like they said, the alma mater toast is cupped like you're holding a glass. We do use the thumb and pink hand symbol too but it's supposed to represent a spur.
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Im trying to better understand the history of SC since I will be moving there soon.

Do people call it USC or SC?

USC and SC are both trade marked by Southern California. I get confused often when people are talking football and say USC. I've heard USC-e and USC-jr. I think just saying South Carolina will be best?..

When singing the alma mater (i think), everyone puts up their thumb and pinky like "surfs up". What does that stand for/meaning behind it? Columbia isn't at the beach so I thought I would ask here.

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What is a hokie ?
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What drives me nuts is "Carolina". In 49 states that refers to UNC, but in SC it's USC and they get angry when you refer to UNC as Carolina.
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What drives me nuts is "Carolina". In 49 states that refers to UNC, but in SC it's USC and they get angry when you refer to UNC as Carolina.
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We carry the name of this state , kinda like Alabama carries the name of their state
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Well, so does UNC and they've been around longer.
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Sorry , I don't recognize UNC , I'm From the 2%
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Well, so does UNC and they've been around longer.
By what? 5 years?

We were a state first. We carved off the undesirables and the pig-farmers have been sore about it ever since.
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We are South Carolina. When have we cared what the other 49 was doing?
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