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Mike Sutton
Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.
 
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Sutton’s Mythbusting Protest. Wikipedia Myth Number 9. The Hillbilly Myth

Nov. 10, 2013 5:08 am
Categories: CounterknowledgeDysology
Here on Best Thinking, everyday throughout November I am publishing a newly busted myth, or newly discovered fallacy, which is currently being disseminated by the online encyclopedia known as Wikipedia.
I am highlighting Wikipedia’s unreliability and dreadful quality of information in protest against its deliberate policy of facilitating and refusing to halt engaging in stealth plagiarism of information from the unique work of expert authors.
At the time of writing, Wikipedia’s senior editors refuse to cite Best Thinking as a reliable source, yet Wikipedia regularly plagiarizes the original content on this site to pass-off my unique myth busting discoveries as though they are discoveries made by its own replicators who refer to themselves collectively as ‘Wikipedians’. Wikipedia passively sanctions this self-serving fraudulent behavior in order to conceal its unreliability and pervasive mythmongering. (Click here: for the full story).
Today’s blog reveals that Wikipedia is publishing a universal myth about where and when the derogatory phrase hillbilly first entered the English language.

Myth

On 10th November 2013 Wikipedia is mongering the myth that the term hillbilly first entered the English language in print in 1900.    Typically replicating Wikipedians, working under their official inexpert Wikipedia philosophy that “experts are scum” lack the gumption to so much as look for themselves for the published etymological roots of a phrase by its most obvious source being two words, and one of those a forename. And so typically Wikipedia mongers outdated 'knowledge beliefs' from wherever they can find them:
Origins of the term "hillbilly" are obscure. According to Anthony Harkins in Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon, the term first appeared in print in a 1900 New York Journal article, with the definition: "a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammeled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him." '

Fact

Publication of the term Hillbilly - as Hill Billy - can be found at least eight years earlier than the myth mongered by Wikipedia:
‘I would hate to see some old railroad man come here and take my job, and then, I don’t think it right to hire some Hill Billy and give him the same right as I…’

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