But that kid from Podunk, now unloading freight at the big-box store, is a universe away from Oxford and a Capuchin friar buddy.
He goes to Podunk all decorated up in geraniums and the rest of his life is a 'college man.'
The village of Podunk looks down on the neighboring town of Hardscrabble.
Even with the steady cycle of tourists they gaze at each newcomer as though he were the latest comer to Podunk.
I have an engagement to trim a deacon in Podunk this evening.
He also had other holdings "neer Podunk," and "on ye highway leading to Farmington."
As the Podunk Gazette would say, 'A very pleasant time was had by all.'
Eliminate the 69 personal touch from half the preserve closets of Podunk and you rob them of their glory and half of their flavor.
The women of Podunk began to know their birds and to call them by name.
In obedience to this inexorable law Podunk was making ready.
legendary small town, 1846, originally the name of a small group of Indians who lived around the Podunk River in Connecticut; the tribe name is in colonial records from 1656 (as Potunck), from southern New England Algonquian (Mohegan or Massachusetts) Potunk, probably from pautaunke, from pot- "to sink" + locative suffix -unk, thus "a boggy place." Its popularity as the name of a typical (if mythical) U.S. small town dates from a series of witty "Letters from Podunk" which ran in the "Buffalo Daily National Pilot" newspaper beginning Jan. 5, 1846.
The legendary small country town; East Jesus, jerk town
[1843+; originally an Algonquian place name meaning ''a neck or corner of land,'' used for several places in New England; also the name of a small tribe]