Why do they call a leg cramp a "Charlie Horse"?
It is believed that the term came from a popular pitcher known as "Old Hoss" who suffered from cramps. You can read more about the origin of the name by visiting http://www.stumblerz.com/why-is-a-leg-cramp-called-a-charlie-horse/.
a cramp on my leg.. awhile back i heard the term charlie horse alot, once i got a leg cramp and i was like i got a charlie horse and they were like what are you talking about! it was funny... new kids use charlie horse now a days (im 24 by the way)
I think someone just came up with that on their own.