Steve Hicks Hixmaddog at AOL.COM
Fri Jul 27 01:11:26 UTC 2001

My wife works in a small-city midwestern hospital.
The term "gomer" in her work-culture is applied to
"trailer trash"....lower-class white yokels with no
jobs and/or medical insurance, who use the local
emergency-room as their primary health-care service
(even for minor wounds, most inflicted by other family-
members, or through alcohol-abuse, or both).  "Gomer"
in that usage is popularly said to be an acronym for
"Get Out of My Emergency Room."

                                                       Steve Hicks

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