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Hogs Norton

Hogs Norton

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n. — a fictional place with uncultured or boorish inhabitants; a British equivalent to Podunk

fm. placenames. Likely derived from either Hook Norton in Oxfordshire or Norton-juxta-Twycross in Leicestershire.

first published. 1565

inspiration. The Oxford English Dictionary

Bloom…where you from? London? Zoe (glibly) Hogs Norton, where the pigs play the organs.
James Joyce, Ulysses, 1922

Hogs Norton

 

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