Senators Donnelly and Young announce we're Hoosiers (in the government style guide)
In a YouTube video and press release, US Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young announced the Government Publishing Office will change the designation of Indiana natives to Hoosiers, instead of Indianans, in the federal government style guide.
Senators Donnelly, Young and former Senator Dan Coats all requested the change last year.
“I’m pleased the federal government has granted our request and will now call us what we call ourselves: Hoosiers. This is a welcome and long overdue change," Donnelly said in the video.
“We aren't achieving world peace here, but it's nice to be recognized by the federal government as Hoosiers. It's not just a classic movie. It’s not just the nickname for IU athletics. It’s who we are," Young said in the video.