Definitions

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  • proper noun A fictional or generic location occupied by unfashionable people.

Etymologies

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square +‎ -ville, evoking a fictional town.

Examples

  • What film, even before that killjoy schoolmarm Joseph Breen brought his Squaresville strictness to the Production Code in 1934, has ever presented the potentially salacious scenario of three-way love in such a wistfully complicated way?

    Kim Morgan: It Takes Three: Design for Living

  • It was soon followed by reactionary articles with titles such as “The Innocent Nihilists Adrift in Squaresville,” “Epitaph for the Dead Beats,” “The Know-Nothing Bohemians,” and “Beatniks Just Sick, Sick, Sick,” all aimed at attacking and denigrating the writings of Kerouac and the Beat Generation.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • It was soon followed by reactionary articles with titles such as “The Innocent Nihilists Adrift in Squaresville,” “Epitaph for the Dead Beats,” “The Know-Nothing Bohemians,” and “Beatniks Just Sick, Sick, Sick,” all aimed at attacking and denigrating the writings of Kerouac and the Beat Generation.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • One enterprising bohemian retaliated by organizing a “Squaresville Tour” and drove a busload of beatniks to a department store to stare at the shoppers.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • Of course, you might not understand that, because you're not from Ohio's 13th Ed note: Squaresville is a few districts over, but everyone from "The Big Medina" is cool and, like, totally gets it.

    Ohio GOP Sends Newsletter from Its Headquarters in 1962 Asking for Help Putting Rep. Betty Sutton "Back in the Kitchen" | Indecision Forever | Political Humor, 2010 Election, and Satire Blog | Comedy Central

  • One enterprising bohemian retaliated by organizing a “Squaresville Tour” and drove a busload of beatniks to a department store to stare at the shoppers.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • But Sissy Hankshaw quickly becomes fixated on hitchhiking as a way of life, a ticket outta Squaresville and onto the holy open road.

    My Year of Flops

  • One night, after a recording "sesh" (that's "session" for all you Squaresville residents), he fired up the VHS with a Miller HBO special, and proceeded to pause the tape after every "joke" to explain in detail the multi-layered cultural references contained within each smugly-delivered observo-nugget.

    Eli Braden: Dennis Miller's Got a Brand New Bag

  • Stephanie, a very pretty dark-haired girl, who used to work at Wasteland, wore a $22 secondhand dress from Squaresville, that her friend had cut into a minidress.

    Monah Li: Observations from a Rockstar Wedding

  • April 15th, 2006 at 8: 12 am mondojohnson » Golf is Squaresville, Man says:

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: April 15, 2006

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