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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

DAY 347 of NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: Y is for Yokel

Y is for yokel
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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ABC Wednesday creator: Mrs. Nesbitt
this week's host: Melody
faithful maintainer: Roger

a heap of thanks to you all!


Leslie: said...

I remember that cartoon! Loved it! And your contribution of the word "yokel" is perfect and unique.

abcw team

John Edwards said...

I think our equivalents this side of the Atlantic would be bumpkin, country bumpkin, country cousin, or rustic. I'd never heard the expression rube.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot of the curvy road.

Trubes said...

Hi there Nonnie,
When I read the word Yokel I immediately think of a dairyman in a
white smock with string around the knees of his trousers, milking
his cows. I guess the string around his knees would keep his trouserfrom trailing
in the muck on the floor of the milking barn.
In the UK we're more inclined to call a yokel a country bumkin.
Best wishes to you for 2017.
ABCW team.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Lovely choice for Y... and educative as wel, I did not know that word ;-)

Lovely photo in your header too.... quit some time befor my birth

Wishing you a magnificent New Year
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Hildred said...

Little Abner was a sweet yokel!

Ann said...

I love the country even though I guess I could be a yokel!

Norma Ruttan said...

I was surprised that that cartoon lasted for 43 years!

Ann, me too! We lived in the country 27 years.

Trubes, I love that we can visualize different images when given a word like this.

Melody, most people I meet nowadays would think of anyone my age as ancient. That's okay, I love having lived through that era.

John, the word 'rube' was used even before I was born, and it was used only in movies of that era.

Leslie, you must have been really young at that time to recall that cartoon.

Roger Owen Green said...

love the Christmas pic!