Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Repack Haiku #208 (Dennis Boyd)

"Oil" in his nickname
From cup he drank whiskey from
Not slang term for beer

1990 Score #137 Dennis Boyd
There is a common misconception that his nickname "Oil Can" refers a southern slang term for beer. Boyd has stated that this isn't true, and that he got the nickname as a kid for drinking homemade whiskey from an oil can.


  1. Didn't know about the southern slang bit...learn something new every day!

  2. This is one instance where the truth is actually worse than the rumor.