The term redneck itself comes from a reference to people who worked out in the fields. Their necks got red because they were outside all the time. So in that sense, it’s just a definition of the type of work you do.

But my idea of redneck, and the one that I’m trying to drive home on the Web site, is that embodies certain character traits of the people who do that kind of work. They’re hospitable people. They appreciate family. They’re moral people, self-disciplined, polite and respectful. They say “yes ma’am” and “yes sir.”

[But] the definition of a redneck depends on who’s talking about the term. If it’s a person who is intending the term to be demeaning, then they’re gonna use it to say that a redneck is someone who is a nasty, miserable, simple-minded person, racist, maybe vulgar and violent. And that’s the connotation that a lot of people use it in today, and it’s completely wrong-headed.



April 7, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Totally appreciated. Thank you.

    Comment by Scotty W | April 10, 2010 | Reply

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