who is less sophisticated than you.
Origin. Dates back to the 1860's when Pro-South Baptist Indianans moved to St. Louis County and fought Abolitionist German Catholics in a number
of battles during the Civil War. Most of the City was Pro-Union
and refered to Southern
sympathizing County residents
Non St. Louis examples are found in the David Mamet penned remake of "We're no Angels" starring Sean Penn and Robt. DeNiro. Penn's Character says... "I look
like a Hoosier or something." Also in Joseph Pistones Autobiographical "Donnie Brasco," Sonny Black uses
Hoosier as an epithet.
For example if I were an eighth grade
graduate then I would think that
all those who dropped
out in seventh grade
were Hoosiers. If I wore a mullet all those with
rat tails would be Hoosiers.
Also used in the common quip... "Hoosier daddy," as a joke
I have a masters degree
and live in Portland, OR. To me those folks who live in West County, Clayton, U-City and Ladue that
only have Bachelors degrees are Hoosiers