Hey guys! Happy 4th of July for those of you in the U.S. of A.!
This is a selfie I took awhile back but I jazzed it up a bit to make me look like Uncle Sam in celebration of the 4th. Speaking of Uncle Sam…do you know how that term came about? Well, I did a little googling and found this on the History.com website:
On September 7, 1813, the United States got its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as “Uncle Sam’s.” The local newspaper picked up on the story and Uncle Sam eventually gained widespread acceptance as the nickname for—and personification of—the U.S. federal government.
Around 1870 or so, the American cartoonist, Thomas Nast came up with this depiction of what Uncle Sam looked like.
Sheesh…this guy is kinda scary looking if you ask me. And didn’t anybuddy tell him it’s impolite to point?? I’m a much friendlier looking Uncle Sam…don’tcha think?? They should use MY picture instead.
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