Unsophistication


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Unsophistication

See also Naïveté.
Unworldliness (See ASCETICISM.)
Uselessness (See FUTILITY.)
Adams, Parson
industrious curate; good-naturedly unsophisticated. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Andrews]
Agnès
ignorant girl; unaware of world’s and guardian’s wiles. [Fr. Lit.: L’Ecole des Femmes]
Barefoot Boy
adventures of rural boyhood. [Am. Lit.: Hart, 57]
Beverly Hillbillies
the rustication of California’s wealthy Beverly Hills. [TV: Terrace, I, 93–94]
brown ass
traditional symbol signifying lack of culture. [Animal Symbolism: Jobes, 142]
Dogpatch
town of illiterate country folk. [Comics: “Li’l Abner” in Horn, 450]
Donn, Arabella
Jude’s wife; a vulgar country girl. [Br. Lit.: Jude the Obscure]
Geese of Brother Philip
sheltered lad believes father’s explanation of girls. [Ital. Lit.: Decameron, Hall, 135]
Grand Ole Opry
country-western music performance hall and radio show; “back-country” motif. [Radio: Buxton, 100–101]
Grand Fenwick, Duchy of
minuscule backward European kingdom that “bites the world’s tail.” [Am. Lit.: The Mouse That Roared]
Green, Verdant
callow Oxford freshman; victim of practical jokes. [Br. Lit.: The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Brewer Dictionary, 1126]
Kadiddlehopper
Clem character who epitomizes naiveness. [Radio: “The Red Skelton Show” in Buxton, 197]
Li’l Abner
naive comic strip character. [Comics: Horn, 450–451]
Miller, Daisy
her American ways caused scandal in Rome. [Am. Lit.: Daisy Miller]
Okies
Californians’ derogatory name for Oklahoma immigrants; meaning “ignorant tramps.” [Am. Lit.: The Grapes of Wrath]
Pyle, Gomer
innocent character in Marine Corps situation comedy. [TV: “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” in Terrace, I, 319]
Snerd, Mortimer
ventriloquist’s dummy personifies unsophistication. [Radio: “The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show” in Buxton, 7–77]
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