Seeking Pacific-Northwestern term...

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Jun 9 18:21:01 UTC 2001

In general, I don't think a Seattleite would use "yokel." I don't
know if I've even ever heard anyone in Seattle say that word, but
surely it's not typical of the speech.

Friends my age (low 30s) do use the word "hick," and I *think* that
would probably be pretty typical of most age groups. I also hear
references to "fucking goats," but I don't think I've ever heard the
noun form "goat fucker."

The two words that register for me for a really rural area are "the
boonies" and "the bush."

Benjamin Barrett
Tukwila, WA

> -----Original Message-----
> Bapopik at AOL.COM
> Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 8:31 AM
> "Yokel."  Consult a slang thesaurus.

-----Original Message-----
From: KenSandban at AOL.COM
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 7:16 AM

...for rural hick, rube, bumpkin  as used by a "city slicker"

More specifically, something an upwardly mobile Seattleite might use
to refer
to a woodsman from, say northern Idaho.

I appreciate any responses. I am writing fiction which could benefit
from a
little linguistic authenticity.

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