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Old 01-16-2013, 08:10 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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A friend of mine who's originally from Oklahoma, likes to date gals he calls ''southern'', and who appreciate ''cowboys'', even though these women may have grown up in Cali instead of say, GA or TN. And though I'm still a city boy, I ''get'' what he's talking about... it's a culture, a lifestyle and an attitude, that's more than just liking country music and wearing sh*t kickers.

But to us ''outsiders'', what to call this huge demographic, that's easy enough to recognize, yet doesn't even really have a name for itself.... or does it (and how do they feel about using all those ''other'' names, even among themselves)? BTW, it seems odd that we casually discuss things like Hispanic, Jewish or Black culture and politics, yet we can't seem to come up with a good name for what is probably the largest cultural group in the country, with pretty identifiable tastes (like Nascar, country music, fried foods, guns, heavy drinking, rural living, etc..... and being ''white'' is only a part of it)!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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What about bumpkins, hicks and chit kickers?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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I was kinda thinking more along the lines of something less offensive, if that's possible...
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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What about bumpkins, hicks and chit kickers?
Would that be racist???

Be careful if you have a daughter she just might bring one home one day. A country boy with a farmers tan!!!......... Just when you thought you had her talked into marrying a doctor or a lawyer......


Trace Adkins - Ladies Love Country Boys - YouTube
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: mancos
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watch hillbillys the history channel on youtube its free.better than looking here. very accurate . your friend is an idiot
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Would that be racist???

Be careful if you have a daughter she just might bring one home one day. A country boy with a farmers tan!!!......... Just when you thought you had her talked into marrying a doctor or a lawyer......


Trace Adkins - Ladies Love Country Boys - YouTube

I'm a father who understands I don't choose who my daughter marries. All I can hope for is that she makes a good decision and she's happy. If that happens, I don't care who she marries.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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I'm a father who understands I don't choose who my daughter marries. All I can hope for is that she makes a good decision and she's happy. If that happens, I don't care who she marries.
Trace Atkins kind of explains this in a funny way......some women do just like that good ole' country boy!!!

Nothing like pickup trucks..........now there not just for men.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Trace Atkins kind of explains this in a funny way......some women do just like that good ole' country boy!!!

Nothing like pickup trucks..........now there not just for men.
Nothing like truck nuts. lol
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I had always dated (and then eventually married, and divorced) preppy professional sorts.

After I got divorced when I was around 40, I felt like I knew everyone in my regular social circles, and wasn't interested in any of them. So I got on match.com. After a couple of months of dating my usual sort (and getting bored with it) and dating some really weird people (and deciding, errr, no way!) a guy contacted me online and he caught my attention.

He looked normal - had a photo of himself and his son apparently standing in the church sanctuary (hmmmmm...). Anyway, he had on a shirt with a tie and Docker type pants. The picture was from sort of far away so I really couldn't see his face and hair all that well but he looked like he had a nice smile. Perfectly normal looking!

After a couple of calls, we agreed to meet at a local restaurant. OMG when he walked in, our eyes locked and within one hour we were crazy about each other, and setting up the next date. Problem was - he had to go out of town on business for a couple of weeks. So - we went our separate ways and just talked on the phone between getting together.

He called when he got back into town, early on a Saturday morning, and said, "Hey, I have a lot of errands to run today, but do you want to hang out with me? We can grab some lunch afterwards but I think you'd be good company. I have to go buy some boots."

Boots. Of course - he meant work boots, right?

He came by and picked me up - in a huge pickup truck. It had mud on the floorboards and he said he was sorry, but that came from "on location." What?

I kept smelling leather in the cab. Finally I looked back in the backseat, and there was a saddle back there. What? People really USE those things?

Then he took me to Cavendars - the local "cowboy" store. I had probably only been in there once or twice in my life - and gotten out as quickly as I could. In there, he bought a pair of COWBOY BOOTS and a COWBOY BELT. I took note. I mean, what was he going to wear those with? He was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt.

We got back in the truck, and he said, "You mind if we listen to a little George Strait?" "I don't mind," I said, desperately trying to think of one song that I knew by this George person.

Then he said, "Hey, you wanna go grab some BBQ at the Country Tavern?" (BBQ place way out in the country) I hadn't been there, except for office parties once in a blue moon, in probably YEARS.

I finally said, "Hey. You are acting suspiciously like...a cowboy." He turned to me, grinned a heart melting grin (like only he can do!) and said, "Baby, I AM a cowboy!"

I had told him on our first date that there were three types of men I had never been attracted to - cops, coaches, and cowboys.

OH MY!

I called my daughter and said, "You will not believe what's going on right now. I am sitting in a pickup truck. There's a saddle in the back seat. We just left Cavendars. We're listening to George Strait. We're about to go eat some BBQ."

There was a long silence and then she said in a low voice, "Mom...are you sure you want to do this?"

A year later we were married. That was 8 years ago.

Love me some cowboy. IT'S SUCH A SHAME I WASTED SO MANY YEARS OF MY LIFE NOT BEING WITH ONE!
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I'm not sure what this has to do with politics and controversies but I couldn't imagine myself with anything other than a "country boy". That is why I am married to one who also takes the cake cause he works construction (he's an Electrician) too.

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