A buckeye is a nut and a rooster egg is, well, it isn’t
I watched the Penn State-Ohio State game Saturday. What exactly are a Nittany lion and a buckeye? Buckeye? You really don’t know what a buckeye is?
A buckeye is a nut from the buckeye tree and there supposedly are a lot of buckeye trees in Ohio.
I don’t know if there is any particularly good reason why there should be a lot of buckeye trees in Ohio as opposed to Indiana or Pennsylvania or any other state around there, but there you have it.
When I was a child buckeyes were thought to be a good luck charm, like a rabbit’s foot you carried around in your pocket. I don’t know why that was, either.
Our Buckeye — the town — was originally named Sydney, after the Ohio hometown of Malin M. Jackson, who settled in Arizona and developed the Buckeye Canal from 1884 to 1886. The town’s name was changed to Buckeye in 1910.
A Nittany lion is a tad more obscure. It is the mascot of Pennsylvania State University and named for mountain lions that at one time roamed the area around Mount Nittany, which is near the university. The mountain supposedly got its name from a Native American word that meant “single mountain.”
For what it’s worth, there also is a nittany turkey, a domestic strain of turkey developed in Pennsylvania. Is there a difference between rooster eggs and regular chicken eggs?
You, sir or madam, are a silly person. You have a chicken sex problem. More specifically, you have a chicken gender identity problem. Roosters are male chickens. They do not produce eggs.