Slang for a small poor backwater town really named Mineral Ridge, in Ohio. The term is generally used by people that are relatively wealthy and are somewhat embarrassed by where they live. "The Ridge" is a struggling town on the outskirts of Youngstown, Ohio, with a history of political and criminal links to Youngstown.
First Peasant: Yo, mo, wheres you bees from...?
Answering Peasant: From the Ridge beeyatch.
First Peasant: Oh, ahem, well, I really am sorry to hear that.
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