Cletus the Yokel was: Re: Elitism was Tam lin

Jill Wadsworth jill at e-z.net
Sat Sep 16 13:16:43 EDT 2000


Cletus was one of the deputies in the Dukes of Hazzard....

Oh, the embarrassment that I even KNOW that....

Jill Wadsworth
----- Original Message -----
From: Jacob Proffitt <Jacob at Proffitt.com>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Cletus the Yokel was: Re: Elitism was Tam lin


> On Thu, 14 Sep 2000 09:55:37 +0200 (CEST), Britta Koch wrote:
>
> >And I wonder: who is this Cletus? I only saw him on Simpsons the other
> >night, but is he more widely known? And if it's in a book, which one?
>
> 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.
>
> Jacob Proffitt
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