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Does anyone know much about the scientist who discovered and named the first three quarks? I've heard he was a serious redneck; this would explain how he looked at the marks representing the three quarks and gave these elusive particles names like "Up", "Down" and "Strange".
As far as I know, there two scientists who described the up, down, strange quarks. And weird names are a staple of science, really.
I know the Engineer is a perfect example of this trope, but I'm kinda getting a Just A Face And A Caption vibe from his image here.
Question for those familiar with overall British culture. Which region of the country would most likely be the source of a British counterpart to the Southern-Fried Genius?
By the way,
I think this trope should be renamed to Southern fried Smart guy, for Added Alliterative appeal.
In the Tv section: John Crichton is from Kansas, not Florida... Kansas is very often mentioned and has even an episode which title is, in fact, "Kansas". They only mentioned he lived in Florida for his space programm thing
Why isn't Sarge from Red vs. Blue up here, he can build robots
Another example: Columbo, from the eponymous TV series. He speaks very plainly, has a disheveled appearance, frequently compliments the killer, exhibits humility and generally comes across as a Southern Fried Private. The killer usually regards him as a buffoon or a non-threat. But Columbo uses this facade to gather evidence and eventually expose the killer who, in the end, is shocked to discover that he had greatly underestimated Columbo's keen mind.
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