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Old 01-20-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Originally Posted by nmnita View Post
and of course you mean this in jest, right?

It is cute, have seen something similar before..

It is fun to keep these things light, I think the problem comes when people start steriotyping all of us. some of us are educated, not all republicans are dumb or uneducated,we are not bigots or gay haters, we don't all live on junk food or in the country. and the ones that do are really nice people, even rednecks can be nice...

Nita
Yes it is all in fun, but you have to admit that they do look like a couple of hicks. Most people in Arkansas do not look like this. HOwever, I believe these guys live in Fort Smith.

I would not use the definition above for redneck. Some of my best friends are self described rednecks and they are a lot of fun and some of the best people around.

 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Why I hate Arkansas:
Lack of quality public transportation in central Arkansas, mainly LR and NLR
The passage of Initiated Act 1
Churches on just about every corner...ugh
The fact that we're heavily taxed despite being in the bottom for per capita income....
Grocery tax

I'll stick it out a few years in Arkansas but hopefully I can escape.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Why I hate Arkansas:
Lack of quality public transportation in central Arkansas, mainly LR and NLR
The passage of Initiated Act 1
Churches on just about every corner...ugh
The fact that we're heavily taxed despite being in the bottom for per capita income....
Grocery tax

I'll stick it out a few years in Arkansas but hopefully I can escape.
Don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out of Arkansas.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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If you are one of these guys or look like one of these guys you may be a hick.
I would rather be a hick than a city boy any day.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yes it is all in fun, but you have to admit that they do look like a couple of hicks. Most people in Arkansas do not look like this. HOwever, I believe these guys live in Fort Smith.

I would not use the definition above for redneck. Some of my best friends are self described rednecks and they are a lot of fun and some of the best people around.
My grandson in law does look sorta like them, well not quite, doesn't live in Ft Smith was raised (well i won't say where it is pretty small town ) and loves being a redneck....

andLivetoday, i think you have told us this before; yes, you do belong somewhere else;;;no one should live someplace they can't be proud to call home, not saying AR is perfect, but I have lived many places, big and small, metro cities like LA and DC and little towns of 10,000 and less; give me the people of AR anytime to the city slickers.

Nita
 
Old 01-20-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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Why I hate Arkansas:
Lack of quality public transportation in central Arkansas, mainly LR and NLR
The passage of Initiated Act 1
Churches on just about every corner...ugh
The fact that we're heavily taxed despite being in the bottom for per capita income....
Grocery tax

I'll stick it out a few years in Arkansas but hopefully I can escape.
I'm glad you plan on sticking it out, LTL. We may not always agree, but you have passion and a vision. Even if Arkansas is not the place you finally end up calling home, you should make a difference wherever you end up.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I'm glad you plan on sticking it out, LTL. We may not always agree, but you have passion and a vision. Even if Arkansas is not the place you finally end up calling home, you should make a difference wherever you end up.
Why thank you.

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My grandson in law does look sorta like them, well not quite, doesn't live in Ft Smith was raised (well i won't say where it is pretty small town ) and loves being a redneck....

andLivetoday, i think you have told us this before; yes, you do belong somewhere else;;;no one should live someplace they can't be proud to call home, not saying AR is perfect, but I have lived many places, big and small, metro cities like LA and DC and little towns of 10,000 and less; give me the people of AR anytime to the city slickers.

Nita
I'm not saying I am not proud to call AR home. Maybe I will find D.C. is not the place for me but I want to experience so many places. Maybe I'll find my way back to AR. Who knows? Que sera, sera.

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Don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out of Arkansas.
Ha ha, I hope it doesn't. It would be quite a big door.
I know Arkansas has it's faults but I have grown not to hate it as much as I used to. I want the best for it and don't wish it any ill will.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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What is a city slicker? The last time I heard that phrase was the beverly hillbillies. Can you be a city slicker and still live in Arkansas? Do you have to be a slicker in city bigger than little rock? Would you just be a big town slicker or a little city slicker if you lived in little rock?

I just don't hear that phrase very much. I could not find it in webster's so I pulled it up in the urban dictionary...The number one definition was a little too offensive to the people who may use that word so I did not post it, but you can look it up there.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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What is a city slicker? The last time I heard that phrase was the beverly hillbillies. Can you be a city slicker and still live in Arkansas? Do you have to be a slicker in city bigger than little rock? Would you just be a big town slicker or a little city slicker if you lived in little rock?

I just don't hear that phrase very much. I could not find it in webster's so I pulled it up in the urban dictionary...The number one definition was a little too offensive to the people who may use that word so I did not post it, but you can look it up there.
thanks for not posting it...: I don't know what made me use it, I probably haven't heard the term in 20 or more years. Little Rock metro people, I guess could be "city slickers" (not the definition you probably read) I think of them as people who are or think they are very sophisticated (spelling) who have never been out of the city..Probably they would be little slickers...

Nita
 
Old 01-20-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Why thank you.


I'm not saying I am not proud to call AR home. Maybe I will find D.C. is not the place for me but I want to experience so many places. Maybe I'll find my way back to AR. Who knows? Que sera, sera.



Ha ha, I hope it doesn't. It would be quite a big door.
I know Arkansas has it's faults but I have grown not to hate it as much as I used to. I want the best for it and don't wish it any ill will.
We lived in No Va for 7 years and hubby worked in DC. It is a very exciting place, we loved it for the first 5 years or so, of course we came from Los Angeles so were accustom to the "city life" It is, as you can imagine very political and I hate to say, very phony!!!!

enjoy your time in DC, make the most of it, try some of the wonderful restaurants, look out for the crime, it is something very few can see anywhere else as well as the homeless everywhere.. Take advantage of all the sights and sounds.

Nita
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