The New York of her books is the one of legend: where a small-town rube goes to cast his or her lot against the forces of good fortune and hard luck, and there's no telling which you'll end up with.
quintessentially rube names
You know, in today's business, everything is so cookie cutter and so formulaic, for a rube like Billy to hit like he has is a great thing.
Everyone suffers agonies of mortification that he'll seem a trailer-trash rube if he says out loud the plain truth that the modernist emperor has no clothes.
We just knew you prudish rubes would be upset and it would sell papers (which is, after all, the point of this business)!
They went to war to wow the rubes and armchair patriots.
The council often seems to think that New Yorkers are unsophisticated rubes , continually fleeced by crafty and unethical businesses.
Megan and I decided beforehand that we'd play the part of two uneducated rubes looking for more information.
We have to enjoy every chance we can get to ridicule rubes from the South / Southwest.
Even if they felt like rubes , they'd pretend otherwise, behind a screen of smart remarks.