Synonyms of yokel are these:
oaf, hick, rube, bumpkin, hayseed, clodhopper
and in the Hoosier state, a yokel is known as hillbilly. (hence my photo of a mountain scene)
"Li’l Abner", a yokel of comic strip fame by cartoonist Al Capp, went to Broadway in 1956. Three classmates of mine and I were treated by a father of one to see "Li'l Abner" on our Senior Trip in 1957.
More about Li'l Abner can be seen on Wikipedia here.
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