Many local residents have nicknames: Indiana people are known as “Hoosiers”, Wisconsin people are “Cheeseheads,” Floridians are “the worst,” and so on. It is referred to as “Demonym,” which sounds a lot cooler than usual. Perhaps the strangest thing, however, is Hartlepool, England, whose citizenship is nicknamed “Monkey Hangers” with varying degrees of affection. How in the world is such a nickname earned? Some kind of unfortunate zooshenanigans? No The truth is somehow both darker and crazier. Of course it was about the Napoleonic Wars.
While At the time, a French ship was reportedly wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool and the only survivor was a monkey in French military uniform. Why should the French military have a monkey and why should they dress it up? Not clear. Presumably, in the 17 months of travel it took you to actually reach a battle, militarization could get pretty boring. But the Hartlepool people, who had never seen a Frenchman before or A monkey who allegedly concluded that French spies must be particularly hairy and screeching took him on trial, and when he “refused” to answer questions he was executed.