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What is a redneck?

  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    One of A Texan's posts has me wondering...am I a redneck?? What is a redneck, really?

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      pinkyleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      haha i'm a redneck lmao ... i dont know what classifies anyone as a redneck but it comes in part to having a tan neck but white back and chest.. usually the lower arms are tan too... farmers tan heck idk lol

      Redneck is a disparaging:
      [1] term that refers to a person who is stereotypically Caucasian and of lower social-economic status in the United States, particularly referring to those living in rural areas. Originally limited to the Southern United States,:
      [2] and then to Appalachia,[3] the term has become widely used throughout North America.


      i looked it up cuz you got me wondering too lol  i found it on wikipedia lol and based on the def i am a redneck lmao

    2. figment profile image76
      figmentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm from Texas, but lived in Mississippi for 15 years.  Go to Mississippi and compare yourself to those REDNECKS.  You're probably just a hick

  2. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    I get one when I stay out in the sun too long....roll

    (this topic could get heated too...! wink)

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      pinkyleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes it could and i do too

  3. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    But after I saw a few episodes of "My Big Redneck Wedding," I discovered that there are rednecks all over the US! They're not restricted to the South.

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      pinkyleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      haha yup there are ... i have been in arizona almost a month now and we saw what we call the redneck truck(covered in mud) and i was like heck yeah thats what i'm talking bout .. personally i like "rednecks" compared to barbies and kens lol

  4. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    http://www.moneyshareforum.com/style_emoticons/default/eat.gif

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      pinkyleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      love the emoticon

  5. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Skyfire, you're funny! I like funny.

  6. Faybe Bay profile image84
    Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago

    My first husband used to call me a hillbilly. I have always been proud of the fact of my roots. I will find my Grandpa's song about our clan sometime and put it in a hub. At any rate, habee you know what a redneck is, you've seen The Dukes of Hazzard. Boss Hogg and the deputy, Cletus was it? they were rednecks.

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      pinkyleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      omg i love that movie! im from the south as well and damn proud if it lol ... terry picks on me too bout my accent and all but hey i love it

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I always consider being called a "redneck" (and I've been called that as well as "hillbilly") a compliment too.
      No matter how the other person says it.

      'Cause I is proud 'a' bein' a hillbilly, really.
      Hillbillies kinda make their own rules of eddikit and pernunciation.  Hay, why not?!  We'uns' have the same rights to air upinions as eenywon elss.

      (I'm being honest and truthful.)

  7. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Pinky, I just fanned you! I read a couple of your hubs earlier, and I think I commented on at least one of them.

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      pinkyleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ty habee

  8. Faybe Bay profile image84
    Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago

    I have a picture my uncle sent of a Redneck Christmas, But I don't know how to put it in here

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      pinkyleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      [img]url link[/img] no spaces though

  9. Faybe Bay profile image84
    Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago

    Okay My new profile image is Redneck Christmas. I hope you'r still here, because I can't go anywhere dressed like this

  10. Faybe Bay profile image84
    Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago
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      pinkyleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thats awesome

      1. Faybe Bay profile image84
        Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, think I should change before anyone notices me?

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          pinkyleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol iffen ya want

  11. Zsuzsy Bee profile image86
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    Habee here are Jeff Foxworthy's funniest answers to your question

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaJwT40m24U

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Raua57alEL4

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    A redneck is me. I realize its supposed to be an insult, but I dont really care. I am damn proud of who I am, and where I am from.
    I have been barefoot and pregnant, with pride, 3 times.
    I love camo. I own a gun. I have once owned a lawn tractor, held together by duct tape. I spend my summers helpign hubby cut, split and stack fire wood. We raise our own chickens for eggs and food. You should see the people from the new housing development, driving by in their saabs, stare on butchering day....
    Four wheeling is fun, even better if you get stuck. In the words of Gretchen Wilson, I work hard, I PLAY HARDER.

  13. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/content/pictures/regulars/Cletus1.gif
    Some folks'lll never eat a skunk
    But then again, some folks'll
    Like Cletus, the slack-jawed yokel
    Most folks'll never lose a toe
    But then again, some folks'll
    Like Cletus, the slack-jawed yokel

  14. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    I consider most of the people in my home state of Vermont, way up north, to be rednecks. I use to fit the redneck brand perfectly.

    Drove around in a pickup with a rifle in the back window. Covered myself in camouflage and hunted with a bow. Camped out in the back of my pickup. Dressed all the time in black and red hunting jacket. smile

    I guess anyone who lives in the country could be called rednecks. City folks call anyone outside the city rednecks. But yeah, they usually are white folks. smile

  15. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Yep....Redneck.  visit Roy D Mercer in his virtual doublewide and click on the links to hear what a real redneck sounds like.

    http://www.roydmercer.com/main.htm

  16. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    I first heard this word when I was watching "The Family Guy" -- some kind of people who love their trucks and have guns and then sit outside their houses with their sofa?? Is it a negative or a postive stereotypes??

    1. Bill Manning profile image72
      Bill Manningposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh it's definitely a negative stereotype prettydarkhorse. It means your a bit uneducated, don't do anything but sit around and drink beer and shoot anything that moves!

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I AM uneducated.I DO own a gun. I have an old van seat outside, for sitting by the bonfire, I am white. Im not worried about the fact that somebody (like my mother or sister) might consider these to be reasons to look down on me.
        PrettyD, its supposed to be an insult.
        I think it would be, if  I let it.

        hey Bill. Hunting coats n camo, thats hot.  wink

        1. Bill Manning profile image72
          Bill Manningposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks. If I get invited to your bonfire I'll be sure to wear my hunting coat with my camo pants, lol! wink

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol just bring whiskey.

      2. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh my, but they are not all like that right? hmmmmm, How about here in TX, are there many rednecks here? never benn out and about only at DALLS

  17. manlypoetryman profile image69
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    "I'm a redneck..I got scars on my knuckles...
    I'm a redneck...wearing big shiny buckles...
    I'm a redneck...dating "honky-tonk" queens...
    I'm a redneck...!"

    Well.... I tried to find out who sung this 'un...way back in the '70's...but it seems to be buried in the "way back whens" on the internet...back past Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman"....However...this song described perfectly what a "redneck" is....Yeee-Haaa!

  18. manlypoetryman profile image69
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    http://mylifeisepic.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/aaajj_hillbilly.jpg

    "Un-educatered"...Them there is fightin' wurdz!

  19. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Well, I got me a shotgun and two big ol' dogs. I like fishin' and huntin', and we have us a pick-em-up truck. But I gots me a college edumercation! I used to couldn't spell college gradjut - now I are one!

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    Ive decided I ain't a Redneck just a long haired country boy.

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      StormRyderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You made a good choice wink

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      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yikes

      sad

      lol

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    Oopsidaisy;  there's a typogeraffical errer....or sum kinda errer in that last post.... 

    That should say

    "'Cause I AM proud 'a' bein' a hillbilly,....."


    Not IS.   Silly me.  wink

    1. manlypoetryman profile image69
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks fer going back...and doin' sum of that there fancy..."ED-N-TIN", Brenda...It makes a hole lot'ta more sense now.  Shoot dang...the other was like leaving the flour out'ta the corn-bread!

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol
      thats what happens when wimmen be out the kitchen....
      lol

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    haha manlypoetryman and Justine76!

    y'all is fun!

  23. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    Ask Jeff Foxworthy, he'll tell you.

    One of my favorites. If your father walks you to school because you are in the same grade. You might be a redneck.

    If you stare at a carton of orange juice because it says concentrate. You might be a redneck.

    A new one.

    If your grandmother comes out of the bathroom and says "Yaw come in here and take a look at this sucker before I flush it."
    You might be a redneck.

    If people come to your house every day thinking your having a yard sale. You might be a red neck.

    If your outdoor furniture, is also your living room furniture.

    I could go on. But, you get the point.

    Another good one, if you go to the dentist because your tooth hurts, and you only have one tooth. You might be a redneck.

  24. Rod Marsden profile image80
    Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago

    A redneck was originally a common worker living in the USA and of Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Celtic linage. The redness of the neck especially the back of the neck comes from the performance of hard work out in the open. Over time redneck came to mean someone white, pig ignorant and racist.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    Yup, Rod.

    That was another one of those liberal twistings of definitions.
    It's getting even more common these days for our dictionaries to contain hogwash perpetuated by liberals.

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago

    I've been called a redneck, a hillbilly, a hick, and a river rat many times. Most people don't use it as an insult though. Around here, it's a compliment, a way of life. When I think of rednecks, hillbillies, hicks, and river rats; I think of people who are resourceful, people who know how to survive without having much, people who work hard and know how to have fun while they're doing it. I'm proud to be called a redneck smile

 
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