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  • he proverbial Appalachian community—and by association any rural or agricultural community—inhabited by White people who are perceived or presumed to be ignorant and impoverished.

    The reference is to the hamlet in the comic strip, Li'l Abner, which ran from 1934—1977. The creator and artist, Al Capp, was one of the best satirical cartoonists of his time.

    July 11, 2009

  • In BC, a community of squatters living on boats at a Vancouver Island harbour has been called 'the dogpatch'

    November 8, 2015