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Can anyone fill me in on what a Latic is other than the Wigan team. Why are they called the Latics? Is it short for lunatics? Ok, not likely but some of the team nicknames leave me wondering.

Thanks ahead of time for any and all help.

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it''s a derivision of attic

their old ground was known as the loft, like we had the nest

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Hah! That''s awesome. 2 different explanations but both very plausible. I love that. Good to know for when it will inevitably come up talking Prem footy this season.

A couple of years back I asked where the term "nutmeg" came from and got 3 good answers. My friends were impressed by all of them, as I was. Thanks for your input!

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This came from an Oldham message board

"For the uninitiated and contrary to some visitor''s suggestions a LATIC is nothing to do with milk, antacid or laxatives. Nor is it a milky substance from plants and it is not contagious . There is NO such thing as a Latic. The ''Latics'' is an abbreviation of Oldham Athletic AFC"

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The noisy corner of their crowd yesterday had a big banner which said "We come from Wigan, we live in mud huts". I have no idea why.

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