Is This Me — or You?

If every post I made equaled the amount of food I could eat, I would be an anorexic person.  Nay, I would be a dead one!  I really ought to post more often . . .

For today’s post, I want to share a word that I came across when I read the book The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson.  That’s a great book.  I highly recommend it!

The word is rube.  Rube [roob] is a noun that means an unsophisticated person from a rural area.  A hick.  In the book I mentioned above, Octavian was the guinea pig in a test to see if he could be transformed from a rube into an educated person.

I grew up on a farm in southeastern Idaho.  I was a rube.  Hopefully, I’m not one any more now!  I have gotten an education.  However, I do currently live in a rural area . . .

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