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Old 10-23-2014, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Louisiana has a different feel than the rest of the south. More Catholic than protestant, and Cajuns are a different sort than redneck. Still a very agricultural and blue collar state though.

 
Old 10-23-2014, 10:13 PM
 
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West Virginia is hillbilly, not very stereotypically "southern" in a plantation, magnolia tree, antebellum kind of way. Same story with areas of Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. I wouldn't really call them southern, I guess they're Appalachian over anything. But yeah, I know this sounds stupid but there really is a difference between a redneck and hillbilly. A redneck would come from south Georgia, a hillbilly from eastern Kentucky.
 
Old 10-23-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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Montana is redneck as hell.
 
Old 10-23-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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West Virginia is hillbilly, not very stereotypically "southern" in a plantation, magnolia tree, antebellum kind of way. Same story with areas of Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. I wouldn't really call them southern, I guess they're Appalachian over anything. But yeah, I know this sounds stupid but there really is a difference between a redneck and hillbilly. A redneck would come from south Georgia, a hillbilly from eastern Kentucky.

You have absolutely no knowledge of West Virginia or Kentucky history.

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Old 10-23-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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You have absolutely no knowledge of West Virginia or Kentucky history.

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So the existence of plantations in WV negates the Appalachian culture?
 
Old 10-24-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Southern but not redneck:
Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads area
Majority of Florida
New Orleans

Redneck but not Southern:
The parts of Pennsylvania in between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg
West Virginia's northern panhandle
Upstate New York
I think your "Redneck but not Southern" should be expanded to include any rural or semi-rural area that's not in New England. Northern rednecks are definitely Northerners and have different perspectives on some things, but you'll still see them rocking the camo gear, drinking beer, mudding/ATVing and things like that.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: USA
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So they're just basically white country boys from wherever.
Their accents don't matter, and they just share the same
political beliefs and culture.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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I think it's safe to say the perception is rural = redneck? Along with the common perception that rural = southern, no matter the actual region.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 11:28 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I think it's safe to say the perception is rural = redneck?
Eh, sorta, but not necessarily, think gentleman farmer or someone who raises and trains thoroughbreds, not gonna be your typical redneck. Redneck is more of a hellraising or casual countrified lifestyle.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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Eh, sorta, but not necessarily, think gentleman farmer or someone who raises and trains thoroughbreds, not gonna be your typical redneck. Redneck is more of a hellraising or casual countrified lifestyle.
I agree, that's why I said "perception." I believe people blanket the statement "redneck" to also mean "rural," or vice versa. It's a problem I frequently find around this forum. Rural often equals redneck and southern, no matter where.

Upstate NY does not have southern qualities - it is just rural. This type of thing.
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