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Synonyms for jerkwater

small and remote and insignificant

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"This is one of the questions which are vital to the growth of Eugene, and there is no good reason why the city's progress should be stayed while (the company) takes profits off their present Eugene system and expend them in building jerkwater lines in Albany, Salem, Chehalis and elsewhere," the editorial said.
Every jerkwater police force will apply for the grant of a state sniper who can eliminate the non-cooperative, those who are now the public nuisance, the epidemic of just plain trash, to be picked up, put on the stretcher and hauled away to the dump of postmodern American madness by the lackeys picking up after the Central Force--anyone with good eye test and a steady finger and no conscience whatsoever at all can apply This is certainly not intellectual poetry, but nor is it the poetry of wit or satire, despite its Swiftian vehemence.
The Socialist folk march by the city cafes, where their enemies watch them with quiet hatred: "people with gimlet eyes and greedy predatory lines on their faces, jerkwater importers and exporters, small brokers, loan sharks, commission merchants, pawnbrokers, men who knew how to make two duros grow where one had grown before".
That's the way people used to think about Podunk - a generic term for a mythical jerkwater hamlet.
Gene Swenson was "brought up in a Kansas jerkwater, not even on a trunk line," or at least that's how he put it.
In the "jerkwater town" of Crest Lake in upstate N.Y., poor and ethnic service workers laid off after each underpaid "summer season" gather at the Diogenes Social Club -- otherwise known as Greek immigrant Nick's (Adam Ludwig) lunch counter -- to discuss survival strategies.