Difference between white trash and redneck
I am sick and tired of hearing people misuse the derogatory terms redneck and white-trash, believe it or not there are differences, they are not interchangeable as one would think. Granted the differences are few and far between, but nevertheless, there are still differences. Yes, there are some similarities between the two, like for example the mullet, walking barefoot outdoors and Walmart, but they are not one in the same.
I feel as if I'm an authority on the subject, and have the right to speak about it, because my family is as white-trash as they come, and my girlfriend's family is as redneck as the Clampetts from the Beverly Hillbillies.
Here are a few of the differences:
Most if not all white-trash are poor, however, you can have rednecks who are tiny like Tim or large like Trump, wealth or the lack thereof does not signify a person is a redneck.
When it comes to sisters, white-trash are typically known to beat theirs, rednecks on the other hand, are known to sleep with theirs.
Rednecks attend NRA meetings, white-trash attend AA meetings.
White-trash wash laundry in the sink and hang it out of their window to dry, rednecks just cover their dirty clothes up with a fresh pair of overalls.
Rednecks almost always vote Republican, white-trash doesn't vote at all...unless it's for America's next Idol.
White-trash know the American flag flies high above the building where they go to pick up their government assistance, rednecks live and die by the Rebel flag...even though it was for a war they lost.
Rednecks drive pickup trucks, white-trash have their cars parked on the front lawn on blocks.
These are just some of the differences between the two, which should show you that they are not the same thing. So please, next time you're about to call someone a redneck or white-trash, evaluate the situation and use the correct term, think before you speak.
Forget "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, we need someone to sing a song about Rednecks and White-Trash, maybe we could get Larry the Cable Guy and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue to sing it.