- The fellowship felt among Hoosiers was referred to in Kurt Vonnegut's book, Cat's Cradle, where it is said that this fellowship is an example of a granfalloon. Vonnegut was himself a Hoosier and a graduate of Shortridge High School in Indianapolis.
- In the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales, starring Clint Eastwood, a shop keeper states "He's a hoosier," much to the disgust of an elderly customer.
- The John Green novel, The Fault in Our Stars commonly uses the term by the characters to describe themselves as being from Indiana.
- Serial killer Carl Panzram's last words were reportedly, "Hurry it up, you hoosier bastard! I could kill 10 men while you're fooling around!"
- In the movie We're No Angels, Sean Penn's character says when asked to wear work clothes as a disguise, "Whaddya think I am, a hoosier or something?"
- In the book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, gangster Benjamin "Lefty Guns" Ruggiero uses hoosier as an epithet.
These last three points seem to carry the implication that "hoosier" may have been used as an insult in other parts of the country.
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