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Monday, 1 July 2013

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The Georgia Senate Building was built three weeks after the Civil War ended. (Photo provided by Ryan Seacrest).

ATLANTA - In a move that many citizens of the Peach State had been wanting for a long time, the Georgia State Senate has just passed a bill by a vote of 47-9 that will change the name of the lifesaving Heimlich Maneuver.

According to Senator Buckingham P. Wigglepill [D-Valdosta], the name was changed after he and other senators received thousands of phone calls, text messages, tweets, voice mail, and even a singing telegram requesting the change.

As one citizen identified as Fozzie Lili Shiggle, 77, of Savannah stated, "Some of us here in Georgia have a hard time pronouncing the name Heimlich, which I think is an old African tribal name, but anyhow, we figured it would be better for everyone to call it something that everyone can pronounce so that's how we came up with the name The Henry Maneuver."

SIDENOTE: Word filtering into Georgia is that some of the citizens of Tennessee, West Virginia, and Mississippi may also be considering a change from the Heimlich Maneuver to the much easier to pronounce Henry Maneuver.

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