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Old 03-31-2015, 09:06 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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A redneck is a term invented to originally describe men who do actual labor thus the redneck as they often work in outdoors. Not office types. Atho I guess since I work in office I am some other sort; but have always associated with people who worked at labor of one sort or the other. I think everyone know what a hippie is at our age. Yuppie seems to vary; altho does not seem to match anyone around here really. I mean here if you work indoors your likely to play at whatever outdoors when off.
sorry texdav, but the terms redneck and hill billies came over with the Ulster Scots.


Jeff Foxworthy made his fortune boosting the term redneck into the stereotype many here seem to subscribe to. When I first moved here, people would ask if my dad worked at "public work" and boys who rode a tractor had "farmer tans".

If I want to deal in generalizations, I guess I was/am a hippie, unless your definition of hippie means drugs, free love, and infrequent bathing, and my children and grands are yuppies, at least one with a dab of hippie thrown in.

I live among the old guard in the small town south, surrounded by young locals and college students as the neighborhood ages. Its a good mix. A polite young person with a big truck is good to know. They call me mam

I find the jokes about inbreeding and ignorance so rude. I am proud of my father's Appalachian heritage.

And Escort Rider, to answer your question, I think of you as an "old white man".
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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And Escort Rider, to answer your question, I think of you as an "old white man".
I can't argue with that:

1. I'm old - about to turn 71.
2. I'm white.
3. I am male.

I never thought of that three-way combination as a stereotype. But whether it's a stereotype or not I embrace it without apology or defensiveness whatsoever, especially because I don't have any choice about any of the three traits.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:21 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 14 days ago)
 
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lol it's a song title
That's a song title?
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:29 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 14 days ago)
 
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A redneck is a term invented to originally describe men who do actual labor thus the redneck as they often work in outdoors. Not office types. Atho I guess since I work in office I am some other sort; but have always associated with people who worked at labor of one sort or the other. I think everyone know what a hippie is at our age. Yuppie seems to vary; altho does not seem to match anyone around here really. I mean here if you work indoors your likely to play at whatever outdoors when off.
To me, redneck is about mentality and culture. Anyone can do manual labor. I've done manual labor outdoors and I am hardly a redneck.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I can't argue with that:

1. I'm old - about to turn 71.
2. I'm white.
3. I am male.

I never thought of that three-way combination as a stereotype. But whether it's a stereotype or not I embrace it without apology or defensiveness whatsoever, especially because I don't have any choice about any of the three traits.
You'll have to look it up...... I'm already about a hair away from getting my knuckles rapped here, and rightly so.

I know, I know. You don't have the time or the interest.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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You'll have to look it up...... I'm already about a hair away from getting my knuckles rapped here, and rightly so.

I know, I know. You don't have the time or the interest.
Lost here! There is a stereotype about old white males?

Speaking of "categories," I think some of the statements here don't refer to rednecks, but rather to hillbillies and some statements refer to blue color workers.

Not that I am into stereotypes, lol.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:34 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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oh brokensky. Hill Billies were the Ulster Scots who fought for William of Orange..... I hope I got that right.

I think we best let the sleeping old white men lie That is more political than whatever it is we are talking about here, and I am for sure in the wrong forum to be poking that beast.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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sorry texdav, but the terms redneck and hill billies came over with the Ulster Scots.


Jeff Foxworthy made his fortune boosting the term redneck into the stereotype many here seem to subscribe to. When I first moved here, people would ask if my dad worked at "public work" and boys who rode a tractor had "farmer tans".

If I want to deal in generalizations, I guess I was/am a hippie, unless your definition of hippie means drugs, free love, and infrequent bathing, and my children and grands are yuppies, at least one with a dab of hippie thrown in.

I live among the old guard in the small town south, surrounded by young locals and college students as the neighborhood ages. Its a good mix. A polite young person with a big truck is good to know. They call me mam

I find the jokes about inbreeding and ignorance so rude. I am proud of my father's Appalachian heritage.

And Escort Rider, to answer your question, I think of you as an "old white man".
That is just local slang. You wouldn't hear that here from rednecks. Redneck are as described; never said who invented the name. Here the rednecks are cowboy type; but then you have to watch because lawyers etc love to dress and pose no matter their back ground. Dallas loved to portray the poser type; but many are in fact just rich rednecks by back ground.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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^ ^ Somehow I never get the impression that there are really that many TX locales offering any alternatives to various sorts of "rednecks"… let alone yuppies and hippies (except for maybe Austin…lol)!
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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And Escort Rider, to answer your question, I think of you as an "old white man".
I don't know what the context is for this comment, or whether it's in jest. But at face value it doesn't seem called for. In reality, many of us on here are "old white women and men." Wondering if you'd care to explain?
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