far from urban life. Used in the form, "out in the tulies" or "waaaay out in the tulies." Someone can be "from the tulies"--same meaning as "from the sticks." The term comes from the tulie rush, a country plant that is (or used to be) common in moist areas of US west coast states, but does not thrive in or near cities.
by wordynerd July 06, 2008