Cletus the Yokel was: Re: Elitism was Tam lin

Nat Case ncase at hedbergmaps.com
Thu Sep 14 12:36:11 EDT 2000


>Cletus is more of a stereo-type than a character.  It's a redneck name.  A
>name that is easily associated with backwoods, isolated, not-so-bright
>people.  I'm not sure how that started, but it's something of an American
>meme.

By way of nothing in particular, the often deeply offensive and 
usually hysterically funny cartoonist James Callahan has a character 
named "Cletus the Fetus"

Nat
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