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  • noun Plural form of yokel.


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  • But when it comes to smacking around a few yokels from the sticks?

    Waldo Jaquith - Cockfighters come out of the woodwork. 2007

  • There are always some homophobes everywhere and if Iain had lost by a few dozen votes it might be worth speculating on, but to imply Lamb won thanks to a 10,000 strong army of bigoted yokels is ridiculous and offensive.

    Shame on you Simon Heffer 2005

  • This resonated with large masses of ordinary folks, the ones H. L. Mencken and the liberal press were calling "yokels" and "morons."

    The Full Feed from Robert W. Benson 2011

  • Little do they know that a pair of yokels from the local toxic waste dump have just disposed of a 55-gallon oil drum of faintly phosphorescent bio-engineered toxic mutant poison lovin’, and when one of said yokels spills it all over himself he disappears into the lagoon to metamorphose into a radioactive hulk that swims around and goes after beer-drinkin’ redneck chicks in bikinis.

    Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon (DVD Review) « Skid Roche 2007

  • The power of the people thinking globally is acted out faster, more powerful, greater than the local 'yokels' figuring to monetize 'it' ... that information flow thing.

    Buying himself out (Jack Bog's Blog) 2009

  • That's right ... let's just gloss the hell over the keystone of your argument that he called Pennsylvanians "yokels", and get right to the "calling out" part ...

    Obama Responds To Criticism Of Small-Town Comment 2009

  • (Of course, we don't say "yokels" to insult anyone so much as to convey our nation's utter inbred cluelessness with regard to science, the arts, general knowledge, domestic policy, world geography, personal hygiene, and foreign affairs.)

    Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breuer: A Primary Voter's Guide to the Loser Candidates 2009

  • Social prejudice says that only "yokels" stay out in the "backwaters" of society.

    Energy Bulletin - bart 2010

  • Social prejudice says that only "yokels" stay out in the "backwaters" of society.

    Energy Bulletin - bart 2010

  • But go ahead and feel superior to the "yokels" who don't like these things. slowdown on September 5th 2009 at 3: 26pm view slowdown's

    Apartment Therapy Main Geoff Bentz 2010


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