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Top 10 Redneck Stereotypes
What in the World Is a Redneck?
No, a redneck is not someone with a sunburnt neck or someone who painted their neck red. Most have heard that rednecks are poor trailer trash and inbred truckers who chew tobacco, hate Yankees, and spend their days drinking three 24 packs of beer.
This has been the general idea for as long as anyone can remember, and it's a widely-held misconception. Rednecks are the same as regular people, just with a different mindset. For example, while most people would give up when given the task of fixing the mirror that got knocked off a new truck, a redneck hits Walmart, gets a roll of duct tape, and fixes it for under 5 bucks. Sure, it don't look good, but if it works, it will do just fine.
Read on to discover the top ten stereotypes about rednecks and whether or not they are true.
#10: Rednecks are Inbred
Stereotype #10 is that rednecks are all inbred. This is not true. Yeah, there are more inbred rednecks than there are in other populations, but there are still very few.
#9: Rednecks Like Big Trucks
The 9th most popular stereotype is that rednecks like big engines. But really, who doesn't like a big engine? They are just fricking awesome. While most people choose gas mileage over engine size, a redneck gets the biggest engine he can shove into his Ford pickup. This is somewhat true. If they have the money, they will buy the biggest truck they can; if not, they will still drive the mess out of whatever they have.
#8: Rednecks are Mudboggers
I have never met a redneck that won't mud bog. Mud bogging is driving a vehicle to a big mud hole, driving in, and slinging mud everywhere, so this stereotype is (to my knowledge) a 100% true.
#7: Rednecks Love to Hunt
Hunting is a way of life for many and I can't stress that enough. Many people, not just rednecks and southern folk, love to hunt. So yeah, a lot of rednecks hunt, but a lot also don't, so the stereotype is false.
#6: Rednecks Love Guns
Stereotype #6 is that all rednecks run around with shotguns in their trucks, and rifles in their arms. While it is true that rednecks like guns, so does any other meat-eating American. So in a way, the stereotype is true.
#5: Rednecks Go Fishing
Y'all still here? The fifth stereotype is fishing, the real man's pastime. I won't say everyone likes to fish, but a lot of rednecks do, so make that one more stereotype that is somewhat true.
#4: Rednecks Chew
That wacky tobaccy! In every picture of the American redneck, you see a giant bulge under the lip, and you say wtf?!?! That all rednecks love their chewing tobacco is stereotype number four: A lot of them do it, but not all.
#3: Rednecks are Stupid
I won't say everyone, but a majority of people think rednecks are stupid. Not every redneck is an idiot. It's about half and half, same as regular people. Half and half. So this one is false.
#2: Rednecks Wear Camo
Camo (or camouflage) is clothing you wear while you hunt to blend in. Nowadays it's a popular trend to wear camo on a daily basis, regular items such as hats or shirts. I personally wear camo every day and a lot of others do, too, so I'm going to have to call this stereotype true.
#1: Rednecks are Racist
We are finally here at the number one redneck stereotype, that they are racist. This one is completely, absolutely, 100% false. There may be a few racist rednecks, but the vast majority of us are not. This is a stereotype I hear every day and it is why society looks down at rednecks and treats them like dirt. Plain and simple, it just ain't right.
(This article is not meant to offend anyone and isn't directed towards anyone in particular. It is meant for entertainment, so chill, relax, and enjoy :D)