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DelBoy wrote:To Dubliners, anyone from outside of Dublin is a 'culchie' (I've heard different origins for the word, e.g. from the Irish "cúl an tí" ["back of the house"] or from the name of a small, remote town in Mayo called Kiltimagh/Coillte Mach). The word is also used by people from other towns and cities to refer to rural people, but to Dubliners, whether or not you come from Cork city or Kiltimagh, you're a culchie.
KingHarvest wrote:When I was studying in Greece I was in the Peloponnesus with a class looking at Mycenae. The professor was pointing out landmarks from a bit of a hill, noting a stretch of hills/mountain that looked liked a human and told us that it was supposedly Agamemnon's resting place. A girl pointed to another mountain that looked like a face and asked if it had any mythological connotations. The professor said actually an Albanian village was at the foot of the mountain and that she wouldn't tell us what the Greeks called it because it was a very rude name.
Varislintu wrote:If I've understood correctly, Turkuans are / have been called 'pösilö', which means something like "idiot" or "dumb person". But apparently you can use the term 'pösilö' without referring to Turkuans, too. To be honest, it's still not quite clear to me. There is a deep rivalry between the cities Turku and Tampere, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's something that Tampereans have come up with.
linguoboy wrote:And then there are "Dulchies", who are people who have left Dublin to settle in rural or semi-rural areas.
Meera wrote:In the United States they are called, "red necks", "hilibillys" or "hicks".
linguoboy wrote:Meera wrote:In the United States they are called, "red necks", "hilibillys" or "hicks".
Those are all names that more urbanised people would use for small-town people. They aren't generally used by small-town people to insult other small-town people, which seemed to me what Saaropean was asking about. (Though, of course, no matter how countrified you are, there's always someone you can look down on from deeper in the backwoods. For instance, "hicks" [i.e. unsophisticated rural folk] often look down on both "hillbillies" [i.e. poor upcountry folk] and "rednecks" [i.e. poor white farmhands].)
In my part of the country, the all-purpose insult for people from the country was "hoosiers", and it was even extended to those who had been brought up in the city or suburbs but still retained a number of traits pegged as unsophisticated. (In that sense, it is closer to a more class-based term like "white trash".)
Formiko wrote:Where I am from (NYC) , everyone NOT from NYC or Long Island was from "upstate" whether or not you are really from upstate.
[*] I will swallow a Daley before I'll refer to it as "Chicagoland".
loqu wrote:Isn't 'hoosier' the name for those from Indiana??? Had an affair with one from Bloomington or sth like that and he told me so.
linguoboy wrote:In my part of the country, the all-purpose insult for people from the country was "hoosiers", and it was even extended to those who had been brought up in the city or suburbs but still retained a number of traits pegged as unsophisticated. (In that sense, it is closer to a more class-based term like "white trash".)
jake12 wrote:Just kidding, but I never knew that Hoosier was considered an insult anywhere. Although I've always thought it was a weird way to denote someone from Indiana when something like "indianian" would work just as well.
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