The origins of the term “Indian summer” are subject to much speculation and debate, most of it boring.
Some say the phrase originated in the fall of 2005, by which time 99 percent of U.S. service-call centers had outsourced their work to India. Obviously, this claim is ridiculous, since it’s the wrong Indians.
Others say Indian summer refers to a period of warm, hazy weather in October or November. Since our weather this year went immediately from too frickin' hot to too frickin' cold, this doesn't apply.
Some claim that Native Americans were the first to recognize this weather pattern. But by failing to trademark the term, they lost all future royalties on its use. This led to widespread poverty until they got into the casino business.
One thing most experts agree on: the term “Injun” is politically incorrect. So, naturally, that’s how we’re spelling our title.
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