The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary. -James D. Nicoll
Any amount of time spent at Wikipedia leads me all over the place inside that site. It truly is astounding how much information is there and it continues to grow constantly. For instance, who had any idea there is an English, Indiana? And that after the six floods between 1955 and 1990 it was decided to relocate the town? I would never have know that. Well may father might eventually bring it up but I doubt it.
Futhermore, the article on Hoosier is quite interesting (a Hoosier is someone from Indiana if you're not familiar with the term). I take great delight in the fact that there is no definitive origin of the word. In fact it makes me somewhat proud to be of Hoosier descent.