Store Bought

Do people still use this term? I’m listening to ‘Mean Eyed Cat’ by Johnny Cash and he mentions his gal buying ‘store bought catfood’. This term was still relatively common when I was a kid back in the 70’s and 80’s. Half of my relatives lived out in the country (we did too, but were much closer to the city) and anything bought ‘in town’ was usually ‘store bought’ as opposed to whatever alternative they had come up with on the farm or ranch. Similar terms might include ‘fancy pants’ and ‘city slicker’ in Montana. Aside from the bigger cities in MT, the population is (or was) very rural and most of the time, the country folk would rather have nothing to do with the cities and if they felt anything about them it would be unease or distrust, hence the slightly implied derogatory nature of the term.

On the creative front, this weekend is Zine weekend so let’s see how that goes.

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