Seeking Pacific-Northwestern term...

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Mon Jun 11 15:33:20 UTC 2001

This corresponds to my experience of "yokel" as well.  I can't think of any
other word besides the three originally mentioned as pejoratives for an
unsophisticated rural person, and I'm unaware that any of these is
particularly characteristic of the Northwest.

--On Sunday, June 10, 2001 3:12 PM -0500 Mark Odegard
<markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

>> From: "A. Maberry"
>> Now it think it's pretty much
>> confined to the phrase "local yokel"
> I think 'local yokel is a 'set idiom' and can be found nationwide. You
> could even use it to refer to an Upper West Sider, 'one who resides
> locally'

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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