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A disease common among residents of rural areas, causing the victim to become a hick.(see hick for reference)

The cause is not yet known, but many believe that the symptoms themselves will lead to a development of full hickism.

Symptoms include but are not limited to: living on / owning a farm, listening to country music, having a strange attraction to tractors, lawnmowers, old trucks, etc., owning an old dog (such as a basset hound), chewing on hay, wearing 'cowboy' hats, attending / participating in rodeos, and drinking cheaper beer.

As of right now, there is no known cure. Some speculate that playing classic rock and offering beter beer will help cure some of the symptoms, but this has yet to be proven as a reliable remedy.
Earl was driving in his tractor and heard on his AM radio that he may be a victim of hickism.
by Bill McKee August 15, 2007
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