669. Unsophistication (See also Naïveté.)
- 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]
Unworldliness (See ASCETICISM .)
Uselessness (See FUTILITY .)
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