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Why are the hornets called the hornets?


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2014-08-26 21:55:11
2014-08-26 21:55:11

The Hornets basketball team originated in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team was named after a quote by General Cornwallis to the effect that the people of Charlotte were fierce like hornets.

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