demotic.

 \ dih-MOT-ik \  , adjective;
1.Of or pertaining to the common people; popular.
2.Of or pertaining to the ordinary, everyday, current form of a language; vernacular.
3.Of, pertaining to, or noting the simplified form of hieratic writing used in ancient Egypt between 700b.c. and a.d. 500.
I’ve become smitten with the small town of Marshall, NC.  It’s the town next to Mars Hill.  Which is funny, because there’s only one letter and a space different.  But the differences are actually immense.  Marshall has a hoppin’ downtown.  Live music, pumpkin ale, a river, a train, and great peanut butter & jelly sandwiches (that you can get at 11:00 pm).  Mars Hill lacks all of these things.  Don’t get me wrong though, I am Mars Hill’s biggest fan.  I love what Mars Hill does offer. 
Marshall’s demotic culture is lovely.  I have yet to meet someone that isn’t remarkable.  The people remind of me of characters in the books I used to read in Middle School, where vacations were made to small towns, locals were met, and memories were made.
I intend to attend Marshall for the refreshing yoga class, the mini garlic knots, and the bonfires in front of “The Good Stuff.”  Delightfully demotic.
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