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“The most fascinating example of the term’s mid-1910s usage, and the one that best illustrates the still unformalized nature of the term ‘hillbilly,’ is the monthly literary magazine written and published beginning in 1914 by students at Asheville High School in North Carolina, simply entitled ‘The Hillbilly.’ “One might expect a cartoonish mountaineer with a […]

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Still more phrase-frequency charts from the indefatigable Google Books Ngram Reader: — sweet tea — Jesse Helms vs. Terry Sanford and Sam Ervin — Old North State vs. Tar Heel State. Only now has Tar Heel State become the more common usage? There’s something here I’m not getting. — redneck vs. white trash and hillbilly […]

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