Open Thread: Hillbillies

The first thing that popped in my head was hillbillies. Don’t ask me why. It’s not like I’ve been watching ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ lately. I cannot explain it. Just roll with it, ‘kay?

This is Open Thread Thursday. Talk about hillbillies or whatever you want.

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3 Responses to Open Thread: Hillbillies

  1. frizztext says:

    I like to play country music on my guitar.
    the term Hillbillies was for that – till now.
    your idea helped me to watch the topic AMISH PEOPLE new
    for sure, we could give the category HILLBILLIES to them –
    though they would not like to get classified with this word?
    maybe REDNECKS are hillbillies?
    greetings from Germany from frizztext,
    who tries to get bilingual step by step 🙂


    • WonderGoon says:

      I’m sure Amish folk would not like to be called hillbillies, no. Amish are good, hard working people who have a particular view of the world through their own religious lens. They are neither hillbillies, nor rednecks.

      The debate is open as to whether or not rednecks are hillbillies. When I think of the term, I think of people like Jed Clampett from Beverly Hillbillies; that is, country folk who aren’t necessarily stupid or ignorant, just used to doing things their own way.

      Rednecks, I’ve found, come in two basic varieties: loud, obnoxious, beer-swilling, tobacco chewing, monster truckers, and hard working people who happen to live in more rural areas and are, like everyone else, just doing the best they can.

      Unfortunately, the former are the type most people think of when they use the term redneck. Hillbilly is used by people (usually from larger cities, like New York or Chicago) to describe anyone who they happen to think is less intelligent than themselves. (Which is probably the most ignorant thing one could do, really, so who’s the real fool?)

      In any event, thanks for commenting.


  2. frizztext says:

    I remember that president Barack Obama got some big troubles when he used the term “narrow minded” …


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