[Ads-l] flyover country

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 22 19:06:02 EST 2016


Peter Reitan (who blogs as Peter Jensen Brown on his Early Sports and
Pop Culture History Blog) has done some great research on the
expression "flyover country" and its precursors. I wrote up his work
for my latest Wall St. Journal column:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/after-the-election-the-concept-of-flyover-country-rises-1479830039

If paywalled, Google the headline or follow a social media link, like this one:

https://twitter.com/bgzimmer/status/801116327326924800

Peter has a much more extensive post, with lots of citations, on his blog:

http://esnpc.blogspot.com/2016/11/hollywood-execs-new-york-writers-and.html

--bgz

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