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  • n. Plural form of rube.

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Examples

  • Publisher guidelines all include one really weird direction that is slipped in JUST so the publishers can fish out manuscripts by "rubes" who don't know the "way things are done" and reject them without reading the submission.

    Publishing Myths Contest!

  • The intellectuals in the Dem party don't have any idea how to appreciate the "rubes".

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  • And which approach, in fact, betrays more fear that Americans are "know-nothing" "rubes"?

    Why I'm voting for Obama in the Wisconsin primary.

  • The director allows his alleged "rubes" to surprise us again and again with new facets of feeling and depth, as when Barbara Baxley's hitherto comic character delivers a tearful, sincere reminiscence of the fallen Kennedys.

    GreenCine Daily: More on Altman.

  • Choices are different than compulsion and unfortunately "so-called liberals" seem to think that State compulsion which is always a threat of violence is the only way to make the "rubes" comply.

    "The cover photo of the TIMES Sunday magazine depicts Limbaugh 'dark and sinister' in a theme of THE GODFATHER."

  • CLINTON: And, you know, I really like that because -- because, you know, when you hear -- sometimes when you hear some people talk about people from places like Scranton and Arkansas, they act like we're by definition, "rubes," and we're not and he's not, and Barack Obama could not have made a better choice.

    CNN Transcript Oct 13, 2008

  • I know we can do more because 'rubes' like us punch back.

    Drudge Retort

  • You can only fool the "rubes" with your lies for only so long.

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  • Has anybody listened to some of the other 'rubes' who pass for announcers and don't know 'jack' about the game?!!

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • Vernon, Florida: do you see the men (and one woman) as "rubes" exploited for an educated audience's drollery (feeling a sort of sympathetic embarrassment); growing from that, do you see it as a probable cynically edited short film highlighting the most insane moments of otherwise only mildly imbalanced or even normal; or do you just take it as it is and laugh when it is indeed extremely funny?

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