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i believe they called them lobsterbacks mainly because of the red coats that they wore.

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I was also due to the fact that the fishing colonies were forced to subsist on a laregly lobster diet.
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12y ago

because of the red uniforms they wore during the war.

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The British wore Redcoats and lobsters are red.

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The British were called "lobster backs" mainly because of their coats. The colour of their coats was red. The connection to lobsters is their colour,red.

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They were called lobsterbacks because of their red coats. Lobsters have RED backs.

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13y ago

They were the Redcoats.

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