Oh, this is just becoming way too easy. I was reading a blog post at one of the progressive oriented blogs earlier today which had yet another anti-Confederate flag rant. Yawn. The discussion pretty much stuck to the widely circulated script - Southern/Confederate Heritage folks are all bigots, blah, blah, blah. We all know the drill.
Then someone called these folks "rednecks." Here's one definition of redneck:
Used as a disparaging term for a member of the white rural laboring class, especially in the southern United States.And Wikipedia had this to say about the term:
Redneck is a derogatory slang term used in reference to poor, uneducated white farmers, especially from the southern United States. It is similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks), and white trash (but without the last term's suggestions of immorality).My oh my, the irony.