Podunk


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Podunk

(ˈpodəŋk)
1. n. an imaginary rural town where everything and everyone is backward, old-fashioned, and inferior. This is the big city, not Podunk.
2. mod. rural and backward. (Usually podunk.) I want out of this podunk town.
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One suspects he'll take it in stride, just as he accepts country radio's blackout and the confines of the tour bus that will take him to Podunk tomorrow and beyond.
It's a lot different when you are playing in Podunk, Iowa, and you have one reporter to talk to," the Angels' 25-year-old third baseman said.
I mean there'd be a, you know, a defense or public defender from Podunk, you know, and this woman is really brilliant, you know.
According to both standard journalism practice and Defense Department policy, military commanders do not get to say which reporters get assigned where, whether they work for Stars and Stripes, The New York Times, MSNBC, the Huffington Post or the Podunk Gazette," Prendergast wrote.
She'd rather be at the helm of a revolution--fighting for LGBT workplace equality, engaging in HIV/AIDS advocacy, and promoting tolerance--and happily living a podunk little life.
Instantly the press agencies flash the name of your book to every town and village in the United States, and your publisher gets orders by telegraph from Podunk and Kalamazoo.
The Podunk bank isn't critical to the international system, although it is important to local farmers, businesses and depositors.
There were many times I was ready to tell my husband he could come with me, "but I wasn't going to stay in podunk nowhere a second longer.
Samuelson summed it up very clearly by stating, "Suppose that Princeton and Podunk accept you and me; but you go to Princeton and I go to Podunk.
0: Microsoft and Its Enemies, Ken Auletta's blow-by-blow account of the software titan's Waterloo, is the ideal antidote to those bland Podunk Times recaps.
In its heyday, after all, even the original Podunk boasted 700 residents.
The company saw me as out there in Podunk, and nobody was interested in training me.
Yet, from Vice President to Podunk, environmentalists may be staking their fame, fortunes, and sacred honor on something that doesn't exist.
One we'll call Jack wakes up ready to take his plane out of his hangar at Podunk Regional for a trip to the west coast and a business meeting early Monday.
Saying something like: "YAHOO, seven miles northeast for the ILS Runway 23 at Podunk," takes two seconds of additional air time, but tells every pilot exactly where you are in relation to the airport.