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Old 05-25-2008, 07:18 AM
 
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Seems to me, we have had about as much constructive conversation on this topic as is possible, LOL. Thank you to all who have contributed to an interesting discussion about the stereotypes that surround the word "redneck" - as well as those who have provided historical context to the actual original meaning of the term.

 
Old 05-25-2008, 07:38 AM
 
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I'm from California and my father grew up on a farm and he is proud to call himself a redneck. I think it refers to proud white country folk. I think the term white trash and redneck has been used interchangeably mostly from people who don't know the difference. I think it really depends who you ask. If you call yourself a redneck, your proud of it. If someone calls you a redneck its meant in a derogatory way.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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I'm from California and my father grew up on a farm and he is proud to call himself a redneck. I think it refers to proud white country folk. I think the term white trash and redneck has been used interchangeably mostly from people who don't know the difference. I think it really depends who you ask. If you call yourself a redneck, your proud of it. If someone calls you a redneck its meant in a derogatory way.
I think your observation is spot on, Sandbarr. Thank you for adding another regional perspective to the mix . . .
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