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Old Yesterday, 02:52 PM
 
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Back in the 60s and 70s, it seemed that rednecks looked down on hippies for having long hair, wearing beards, and smoking weed. Now, rednecks do all 3! I've seen so many redneck guys who have long hair and beards (think Duck Dynasty) and I've known many who like weed.
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Old Yesterday, 03:04 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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Long hair on rural Southern Rednecks has been the norm through history with the exception of the US Army conscription years of 1916 to 1973 or so. Uniformity, disease prevention were the main reasons for short hair in the military, which mimicked hair styles of city men. Look at photos of, mountain men who went West in the 19th century, photos of George Custer, Wild Bill Hickcock, etc.; and almost all Native Americans. Short hair was worn as well since Greek times, but seems that it is for city dress...
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Old Yesterday, 03:35 PM
 
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What do a couple of for,early well marketed TV drama actors have to do with red necks and what is generally being conceived as red neck way of life?
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Old Yesterday, 03:44 PM
 
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Old Yesterday, 04:44 PM
 
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Long hair on rural Southern Rednecks has been the norm through history with the exception of the US Army conscription years of 1916 to 1973 or so. Uniformity, disease prevention were the main reasons for short hair in the military, which mimicked hair styles of city men. Look at photos of, mountain men who went West in the 19th century, photos of George Custer, Wild Bill Hickcock, etc.; and almost all Native Americans. Short hair was worn as well since Greek times, but seems that it is for city dress...
True! I notice that depictions of Southerners from the 1800s usually feature long hair.

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What do a couple of for,early well marketed TV drama actors have to do with red necks and what is generally being conceived as red neck way of life?
Because their grooming is emblematic of modern rednecks.
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Old Yesterday, 04:45 PM
 
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Why bother responding to my thread if the topic doesn't interest you?
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Old Yesterday, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Back in the 60s and 70s, it seemed that rednecks looked down on hippies for having long hair, wearing beards, and smoking weed. Now, rednecks do all 3! I've seen so many redneck guys who have long hair and beards (think Duck Dynasty) and I've known many who like weed.

Hee hee....I have often thought about this. The rednecks now think they are SO cool... when years ago they couldn't demean those living in the 60s70s fast enough! They always made snide remarks and now, they look just like the "hippies" and others of that generation. I'd love to point that out to them but might get clobbered.

Funny post...
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Old Yesterday, 05:47 PM
 
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Hee hee....I have often thought about this. The rednecks now think they are SO cool... when years ago they couldn't demean those living in the 60s70s fast enough! They always made snide remarks and now, they look just like the "hippies" and others of that generation. I'd love to point that out to them but might get clobbered.

Funny post...

My brother says he wears his hair and beard long to cover up his 'redneck'.
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Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
 
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Um ... rednecks had long hair and beards way before hippies and before hipsters.



When did rednecks look down on hippies?
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Old Yesterday, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Um ... rednecks had long hair and beards way before hippies and before hipsters.



When did rednecks look down on hippies?

I must be a lot older than you, as where I grew up, the rednecks had short, greasy, peroxided hair decades and decades ago...and made fun of those with long hair, beards etc. Now times have changed, they've switched and think they are totally the "cool" ones...
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