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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