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Old 12-25-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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^^^^^^^^^

lol oops I read your post too quick.

 
Old 12-25-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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Thats something thats going to be hard to prove.. because you do see that type of stuff in a lot of small towns. Some of those things mentioned, you see in inner cities also!
 
Old 12-26-2009, 01:57 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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The term is inherently insulting, but what the heck.

Princeton Wordnet defines a hick as "a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture." So it might make sense to look for a town with low education and little cultural outlets.

Willard, Ohio looks fairly undereducated.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Willard-Ohio.html

If it's more about isolation from a metropolitan area than it's probably some town in Alaska. For the contiguous US a contender is Bison, South Dakota, which is near the "spot furthest from a McDonald's." Bison is also over a 100 miles from Rapid City and this site says of it "Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average."

http://www.city-data.com/city/Bison-South-Dakota.html
 
Old 12-26-2009, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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The term is inherently insulting, but what the heck.

Princeton Wordnet defines a hick as "a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture." So it might make sense to look for a town with low education and little cultural outlets.

Willard, Ohio looks fairly undereducated.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Willard-Ohio.html

If it's more about isolation from a metropolitan area than it's probably some town in Alaska. For the contiguous US a contender is Bison, South Dakota, which is near the "spot furthest from a McDonald's." Bison is also over a 100 miles from Rapid City and this site says of it "Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average."

http://www.city-data.com/city/Bison-South-Dakota.html
Based on your definition there are large portions of the populations of big cities that fit the description.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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What's funny is that there's a town here on Long island (actually right near where I live), that's called "Hicksville"--but it's not a small town at all. The population density is like 7700 people/sq mile, lots of Indian/Bengali sections, the commuter trains come every 20 mins and it's only like 15 miles outside the city here.
is from Hicksville.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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The term is inherently insulting, but what the heck.

Princeton Wordnet defines a hick as "a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture." So it might make sense to look for a town with low education and little cultural outlets.

Willard, Ohio looks fairly undereducated.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Willard-Ohio.html

If it's more about isolation from a metropolitan area than it's probably some town in Alaska. For the contiguous US a contender is Bison, South Dakota, which is near the "spot furthest from a McDonald's." Bison is also over a 100 miles from Rapid City and this site says of it "Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average."

http://www.city-data.com/city/Bison-South-Dakota.html
It's on an Indian Reservation. Can a Native American be a hick? (IMO, I suppose, but they aren't the first group the word hick conjures up for me)
 
Old 12-26-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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is from Hicksville.
And Cletus the Slackjawed Yokel is from Hickton!
 
Old 12-26-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Thats something thats going to be hard to prove.. because you do see that type of stuff in a lot of small towns. Some of those things mentioned, you see in inner cities also!
Yes, I think it's fair to say many poor, newly arrived migrants to big cities are hicks. Always been that way. I'm guessing my Eurpoean ancestors would've been considered hicks when they immigrated to NY in the late 1800s.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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It's on an Indian Reservation. Can a Native American be a hick? (IMO, I suppose, but they aren't the first group the word hick conjures up for me)
I actually think that's where some of the culture comes from. Unintentionally.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: North BX
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Places in jersey, maryland etc where it's just white people
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