2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1626  Monday, 18 August 2003

From:           Haddon Judson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Date:           Friday, 15 Aug 2003 11:32:54 -0400
Subject: 14.1621 Early Modern View of Literary Study
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1621 Early Modern View of Literary Study

"clodhoppers"

Here in the Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania and through out the American
Midwest the term clodhopper(s) generally refers to a farmer or someone
from the country or rural areas.  The term implies that the individual
is uneducated, uncultured, illiterate, etc.  Basically a dim-witted
person.  This mindset was carried over to the American colonies and
still to this day there are areas in the US that feel that any man who
is educated and literate is somehow suspect.

This mindset would have WS as a clodhopper. Viva the clodhoppers.

Sincerely,
Haddon (Hadd) Judson

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