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Old 12-29-2014, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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'Rednecks' are defined differently by region. You happen to have tons of them, they're just known as 'guidos' up there.
Ugh we have rednecks in Illinois, Specifically outside of the Chicagoland area. It's almost sickening to think!
I live in the City proper and traveled 90 Miles south to go on a mini camping trip. Boy was I shocked! Redneckville! NEVER AGAIN!

 
Old 12-29-2014, 12:30 AM
 
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'Rednecks' are defined differently by region. You happen to have tons of them, they're just known as 'guidos' up there.
Wrong, nice try though.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 03:00 AM
 
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We are packed to the brim with rednecks from sea to shining sea. A cross country road trip really opened my eyes.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 04:32 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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'Rednecks' are defined differently by region. You happen to have tons of them, they're just known as 'guidos' up there.
Totally untrue. I have never seen a Guido. They don't really exist. Not here at least. A media invention from my standpoint. One I despise.

As for jerseygirl's post, I don't really agree but I'm short on time to respond.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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States without rednecks or a country culture are just boring.

I would say probably NJ, RI and MA.

Here in Iowa, I am so used to finding a country music station or perhaps 2 or 3. Last time I was in MA near Boston, I could not find one, worse yet, people in very urban states seem super uptight, unfriendly and high strung.

I could never live in a state that is super urban- people here in the Heartland are a lot nicer and simpler IMO
 
Old 12-29-2014, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I think some people confuse country folk with rednecks. I'm a fairly "country" type guy, but I don't consider myself a redneck.

What I call a "redneck" is someone who is intolerant/bigoted, not open to ANY change, have no interests outside of hunting, guns, and football, and feel like they must drive a jacked up pickup or else they look "gay". It's these types I don't like to be around.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I think some people confuse country folk with rednecks. I'm a fairly "country" type guy, but I don't consider myself a redneck.

What I call a "redneck" is someone who is intolerant/bigoted, not open to ANY change, have no interests outside of hunting, guns, and football, and feel like they must drive a jacked up pickup or else they look "gay". It's these types I don't like to be around.
Well, if you drive a mini cooper or an electric car, what do you expect...
 
Old 12-29-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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I think some people confuse country folk with rednecks. I'm a fairly "country" type guy, but I don't consider myself a redneck.
I have to agree. I live in Connecticut and do NOT consider myself redneck. I do work on a Farm, drive a lifted truck and hunt/fish, but...I also am an engineer who has his MBA. So go figure. lol

To me, 'Country' is more of a lifestyle. Redneck is more of a situation.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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We need a definition of the term "redneck" before we can go any further. OP?
 
Old 12-29-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I would define redneck (or hick) as someone who lives a country lifestyle and isn't interested or concerned with sophistication, appearance, wealth, and may enjoy things such as pickup trucks, farming, fishing, country music, guns, county/town fairs and the like. Educational attainment is generally a high school diploma, at best. And they typically live their entire lives within the same town or county and rarely travel. Political views typically lean to the right or far right. Religious beliefs are adhered to. Healthy lifestyle isn't so important, and they tend to like fast food, soda/pop, BBQ and other forms of "soul" food. These people rarely commit crimes, are family oriented, work hard (blue collar) and are patriotic about America.

Based on my travels (42 states), the most redneck areas I have ever seen were West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, nonmetropolitan North Carolina, the Shenandoah Valley, western Massachusetts, rural Connecticut and the Florida panhandle. Obviously, rednecks/hicks are everywhere.

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