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corn·pone

or corn pone  (kôrn′pōn′)
n. Chiefly Southern & Midland US
adj. Informal
Folksy and homespun, as in manner or speech: a penchant for cornpone humor; cornpone political prose.

cornpone

(ˈkɔːnˌpəʊn)
n
(Cookery) Southern US cornbread, esp a plain type made with water. Sometimes shortened to: pone
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cornpone - cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (southern)cornpone - cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (southern)
cornbread - bread made primarily of cornmeal
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And we're going to award the presidency to a woman who's enabled the depredations and exploitation of women by that cornpone husband of hers?
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Referred to derisively by the White House staff as Colonel Cornpone ("and his little Pork Chop," if wife Lady Bird was along), Johnson found himself treated as a nonperson, even left off the guest list of official parties.
She allows him, instead, to speak in a cornpone voice that could be interpreted as the autosuggestions of a backwoods youth whose great-uncle has given him an over-excited imagination of evil.
Too little twang, and you're not being faithful to the script; too much, and it's nothing but cornpone.
The song itself is warmed-over Woody Guthrie, three minutes and three chords of counterfeit exploitation: the perfect counterpoint to Edwards' cornpone Mayberry twang and his cheap, lurid stories about the lowest of the low.
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