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Good Ol' Boy
Good ol' boy or good old boy is an American English
American English
slang term that can have both positive and negative meanings, depending on context and use.[1] The term is commonplace in the Southern United States. The same phrase with purely positive connotations is used in part of England.Contents1 In the United States1.1 Positive aspects 1.2 Negative aspects2 In England 3 Other uses 4 See also 5 NotesIn the United States[edit] Positive aspects[edit] The term can be used for well socialized men who live in rural and generally Southern areas
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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American English
American English
American English
(AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US),[3] sometimes called United States
United States
English or U.S. English,[4][5] is the set of dialects of the English language
English language
native to the United States
United States
of America.[6] English is the most widely spoken language in the United States
United States
and is the common language used by the federal government, to the extent that all laws and compulsory education are practiced in English
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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The West Texas Rednecks
The West Texas
Texas
Rednecks was a short-lived professional wrestling stable and country music band in World Championship Wrestling
World Championship Wrestling
(WCW) in 1999. They are famous for the recording of two songs, "Rap is Crap (I Hate Rap)" and "Good Ol' Boys."Contents1 History1.1 Members2 In wrestling 3 Championships and accomplishments 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The West Texas
Texas
Rednecks formed in June 1999 in WCW. The group developed from four wrestlers who fit the mold of a southern gimmick and had teamed with one another in the recent months
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King Of The Hill
King of the Hill
King of the Hill
is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels
Greg Daniels
that ran from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class American family in the fictional city of Arlen, Texas. It attempts to maintain a realistic approach, seeking humor in the conventional and mundane aspects of everyday life. The series debuted on the Fox network as a mid-season replacement in 1997, quickly becoming a hit. The series' popularity led to worldwide syndication, and reruns air nightly on Adult Swim. The show became one of Fox's longest-running series (third-longest as an animated series, behind The Simpsons
The Simpsons
and Family Guy), and briefly was the second longest running animated sitcom in history
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The Blues Brothers
The Blues
Blues
Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band which was founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively in character as lead vocalist "Joliet" Jake Blues
Blues
and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues, fronted the band, which was composed of well-known and respected musicians
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The Dukes Of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
is an American action-comedy television series that aired on CBS
CBS
from January 26, 1979, to February 8, 1985. The show aired for a total of 147 episodes spanning seven seasons
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Root Beer
Root
Root
beer is a sweet North American soft drink traditionally made using the sassafras tree Sassafras albidum
Sassafras albidum
(sassafras) or the vine Smilax ornata
Smilax ornata
(sarsaparilla) as the primary flavor. Root
Root
beer may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic (but it is usually non-alcoholic), come naturally free of caffeine or have caffeine added, and be carbonated or non-carbonated. It usually has a thick, foamy head when poured. Modern, commercially produced root beer is generally sweet, foamy, carbonated, nonalcoholic, and flavoured using artificial sassafras flavouring. Sassafras
Sassafras
root is still used to flavor traditional root beer, but since sassafras was banned by the U.S
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Rum
Rum
Rum
is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses or honeys, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels. The majority of the world's rum production occurs in the Caribbean
Caribbean
and Latin
Latin
America. Rum
Rum
is also produced in Austria, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Philippines, Reunion Island, Mauritius, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Canada, India, and Nepal. Rums are produced in various grades. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas "golden" and "dark" rums were typically consumed straight or neat, on the rocks, or used for cooking, but are now commonly consumed with mixers
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Alumni
An alumnus (/əˈlʌmnəs/; masculine, plural alumni /əˈlʌmnaɪ/), an alumna (/əˈlʌmnə/; feminine, plural alumnae /əˈlʌmniː/), or an alumnum (/əˈlʌmnəm/; neuter, plural alumna /əˈlʌmnə/) is a former student, and commonly a graduate of a university.[1][2] An alumnus can also be a former member, employee, contributor, or inmate, as well as a former student.[2][3]Contents1 Etymology 2 Usage 3 See also 4 References4.1 Notes 4.2 Bibliography5 External linksEtymology[edit] The Latin
Latin
noun alumnus means “foster son” or “pupil” and is derived from the
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The Commonwealth
The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
of Nations[2] (formerly the British Commonwealth),[3][1] also known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.[4] The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
operates by intergovernmental consensus of the member states, organised through the Commonwealth Secretariat and non-governmental organisations, organised through the Commonwealth
Commonwealth
Foundation.[5] The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire
British Empire
through increased self-governance of its territories
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OCLC
OCLC, currently incorporated as OCLC
OCLC
Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated,[3] is an American nonprofit cooperative organization "dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs".[4] It was founded in 1967 as the Ohio College Library Center. OCLC
OCLC
and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the largest online public access catalog (OPAC) in the world
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Cronyism
Cronyism is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends, family relatives or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations.[1] For instance, this includes appointing "cronies" to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications.[2] Cronyism exists when the appointer and the beneficiary such as an appointee are in social or business contact. Often, the appointer needs support in his or her own proposal, job or position of authority, and for this reason the appointer appoints individuals who will not try to weaken his or her proposals, vote against issues, or express views contrary to those of the appointer
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Anti-intellectual
Anti-intellectualism
Anti-intellectualism
is hostility to and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectualism commonly expressed as deprecation of education and philosophy, and the dismissal of art, literature, and science as impractical and even contemptible human pursuits.[1] Anti-intellectuals present themselves and are perceived as champions of common folk—populists against political and academic elitism—and tend to see educated people as a status class detached from the concerns of most people, and feel that intellectuals dominate political discourse and control higher education.[1] Totalitarian gov
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Southern Gentleman
The traditional culture of the Southern United States
Southern United States
has been called a "culture of honor", that is, a culture where people avoid intentionally offending others, and maintain a reputation for not accepting improper conduct by others. A prevalent theory as to why the American South had or may have this culture is an assumed regional belief in retribution to enforce one's rights and deter predation against one’s family, home and possessions
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