(Closed) Spin-off: What is your definition of a “redneck”?

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Post # 32
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@galloway111: I’m saying a racist is a racist. Just because some people who are racist also call themselves rednecks does not mean that one has anything to do with the other.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee

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@KatyElle:

I agree. It’s a word that’s been made fun of in social media as well. It’s much more socially acceptable to call someone a redneck.  

I mean, can you imagine a popular radio song making jokes called “You know you’re a Racist When….”?  I don’t think it would fly.

Also, Trailer Park Boys, Southpark, etc.

 

But I guess like every word, it has different meanings to different people.  So I think to better understand that, I am trying to take in what it means to others.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@KatyElle: I agree with you. We joke around all the time that my Fiance and his friends are rednecks (because they hunt, love camo, farm, talk with a twang, and spit) but really… I know my FH is not a racist. So- I don’t think they are one in the same.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@heather25:  LMAO!  Truck balls are this hideous decoration that looks like a giant scrotum, which some people attach to the rear bumper of their (usually large and loud) truck… I can’t stand them! 

Post # 38
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@pinky44: It’s about knowing who you’re talking to as well. My family up in Massachusetts lovingly refers to my husband as “That redneck you married!” and my husband, when talking about say, how the Hokies are playing this season, or Nascar, might throw it out there.

Would he walk into a job interview and say “Well first off, I am a huge redneck”? No he would not. Know thy audience!

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Heather25:

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

HAHAHHAHAHAH they are HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!   google image search them lmao

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@heather25:  Let’s hope they don’t!!  I absolutely hate being behind a set of these, swinging down the highway… for the record, it’s usually a high-school boy.

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

In my opinion, “redneck” is along the lines of Jeff Foxworthy’s “you might be a redneck”. Old toilet on the porch, entire living room decorated in Nascar, mullets and missing teeth, etc.

Regular people that live in rural areas are “hicks”. (I’ll admit, I’m a hick. I live in a city now, I’m a tech geek, I was “goth” in high school, but I’m still a hick!)

This is what I picture when I hear “redneck”:

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

hahaha. ok. that’s funny. no one get offended! this must just be a regional thing. because i once made the mistake of calling my boyfriend and his friends hicks. i’ll never live down that tongue lashing. lol. he said “we’re rednecks, not hicks. i can’t even believe you right now.”

apparently they take their country slang very seriously. hahaha:)

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@heather25:  totally losing your topic here… but… I loved Bruno Mars’ trubute to Amy at the MTV (?) music awards.  Such a huge talent, lost.

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