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Old 12-25-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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In your opinion, what town in America is the epitome of a "Hick Town"?

 
Old 12-25-2009, 03:48 PM
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This topic is bound to offend someone. Resist the temptation to argue about other members' nominations, because it will create unnecessary hijacks.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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A "hick town" is a community that has probably been unfairly labeled as such by people who are casually familiar, but not entirely familiar with it. In New England, that's the case anyway.

Characteristics are that the community is generally rural and in many cases, lower to middle income. There's often a notable conservative community and the associated activities (i.e. motorsports, hunting, etc).

I hate calling a town, "hick" because it's a sweeping generalization that is generally unfair. Moreover, even in the reddest, most rural community, not every single person is a "hick."

In short, the expression, "hick town" is generally used by ignorant people to describe a community that they feel is "ignorant." I've found it ironic (in a pot/kettle sort of way) when I hear people use it.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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There are people with so called "hick" qualities everywhere in America, even the largest cities in America.

Can't think of any place that epitomizes this in particular
 
Old 12-25-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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The "hick" culture is pretty much every where.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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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.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Most hick cities don't have large enough populations to be well-known so I can't drop any names that you'd be familiar with. But if you were to ask what state comes to my mind when I hear hick I would say Kentucky or Arkansas.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 09:34 PM
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i'll be politically correct.

a town that ...well actually, lets leave it there. a town.
a lot end in "-ville." a lot don't. a lot are in the south. some aren't.
the citizens usually exhibit backwards behavior...
racism is usually thick. even if its not verbal and in your face, you can feel its presence.

there is hardly any public transportation.
hardly any sidewalks.
lots of strip malls
walmart is on each side of town.
they are behind on fashion.
the area is probably located in a red state.
a lot of ppl have mccain/palin stickers on the back of their trucks/cars.
the ppl with said stickers also have nobama stickers adjacent to the mcain/palin stickers.

the ppl there love college sports.
etc.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Originally Posted by eek View Post
i'll be politically correct.

a town that ...well actually, lets leave it there. a town.
a lot end in "-ville." a lot don't. a lot are in the south. some aren't.
the citizens usually exhibit backwards behavior...
racism is usually thick. even if its not verbal and in your face, you can feel its presence.

there is hardly any public transportation.
hardly any sidewalks.
lots of strip malls
walmart is on each side of town.
they are behind on fashion.
the area is probably located in a red state.
a lot of ppl have mccain/palin stickers on the back of their trucks/cars.
the ppl with said stickers also have nobama stickers adjacent to the mcain/palin stickers.

the ppl there love college sports.
etc.

But a lot of towns in NYC metro have "ville" at the end of them and are far from backwards/hick-ish.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 09:38 PM
eek
 
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a lot end in "-ville." a lot don't. a lot are in the south. some aren't.
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