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2013-05-10 11:45:52 AM
Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".
 
2013-05-10 11:49:16 AM

xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".


I have to agree with you there
 
2013-05-10 11:53:59 AM
This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.
 
2013-05-10 11:54:38 AM
Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.
 
2013-05-10 11:56:46 AM
Shawnee OK also oddly missing.
 
2013-05-10 12:00:31 PM
There's more gang violence in Mesa than rednecks in Mesa...
/Also throwing the "shenanigans" flag...
 
2013-05-10 12:06:41 PM

xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".


I think Beckley would be more 'hillbilly'.
 
2013-05-10 12:13:37 PM
"The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America" according to a person who doesn't know what a redneck is.
 
2013-05-10 12:26:33 PM

zulius: There's more gang violence in Mesa than rednecks in Mesa...
/Also throwing the "shenanigans" flag...


This...I lived in mesa for a bit. It was interesting...the gangs liked me though so it wasn't too bad.
 
2013-05-10 01:49:47 PM
Sacramento? Really?!
 
2013-05-10 02:19:38 PM

Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.


Exactly.  Atlanta is the most northern city in the South.  Anecdotal evidence here from a weekend visit, but the whole city seemed like a fancy strip mall, like the ones I grew up near in the Chicago 'burbs.
 
2013-05-10 02:28:19 PM
Or a city. Mesa, AZ is not a city, but a sprawling wasteland of crap and Mormons.
 
2013-05-10 02:32:00 PM

xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".


Is Beckley, WV one of the 50 largest cities in the US? Weird, I have never heard of it.
 
2013-05-10 02:32:03 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Or a city. Mesa, AZ is not a city, but a sprawling wasteland of crap and Mormons.


Knock knock you said crap twice.
 
2013-05-10 02:38:04 PM

Tarkus: Sacramento? Really?!


These lists are put out as troll lists. So people will talk about them and they will end up on the news. See the recent one saying the most exciting city in America is.....Oakland. Well exciting if you mean the excitement while you dodge bullets.
 
2013-05-10 02:40:34 PM
This is like your worlds tallest midget.  By and large, cities aren't redneck, there's just too much exposure to other people.
 
2013-05-10 02:47:23 PM

maddman: xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".

I have to agree with you there


Princeton makes Beckley look like a center for the arts.
 
2013-05-10 03:23:00 PM
List ignores Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina?
Fail.
 
2013-05-10 03:26:58 PM
Holy shiatsnacks is that article offensive.
 
2013-05-10 03:27:06 PM
"The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America." That Hipster author read yelp reviews on.

Much more accurate title.
 
hej
2013-05-10 03:27:16 PM
I would argue it's more the Kansas side of Kansas City that's redneck.
 
2013-05-10 03:29:48 PM
this whole thing is going to get a ton of page views. I guess they went this way because if they actually called out true redneck cities the author would get fired upon at will with shotguns and whatever other firearms they possess.
 
2013-05-10 03:30:10 PM

bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.


They've got a Center for Puppetry Arts! Puppetry Arts!
 
2013-05-10 03:31:00 PM

Lucky LaRue: maddman: xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".

I have to agree with you there

Princeton makes Beckley look like a center for the arts.


But neither are cities, just an amalgamation of crude hovels.
 
2013-05-10 03:31:14 PM
We've had two Missouri threads today. So if Jefferson City isn't on the list, then it fails.
 
2013-05-10 03:31:36 PM
How is Houston not on there?
 
2013-05-10 03:32:05 PM
They also had a list for nerdiest cities............Sacramento and Atlanta made that list as well.

I'm starting to think that they didn't do a lot of research when they came up with these lists.
 
2013-05-10 03:33:10 PM

Revek: ecmoRandomNumbers: Or a city. Mesa, AZ is not a city, but a sprawling wasteland of crap and Mormons.

Knock knock you said crap twice.


He really likes crap.
 
2013-05-10 03:33:35 PM

Uranus Megahertz: xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".

I think Beckley would be more 'hillbilly'.


Hillbilly? Redneck? I didnt know there was a difference
 
2013-05-10 03:33:42 PM
Whenever someone asks me where I'm from, I proudly say "Austin"-the land of live music, beautiful parks, active, healthy people, art, theater, and open-mindedness.

And as a result, she grew up so open-minded that she now writes smug, condescending articles making fun of people who like things she doesn't like.
 
2013-05-10 03:34:51 PM
Fort Worth maybe... if we're counting the whole "Cowtown" history. As it stands now? No.

Arlington? Redneck? I spent many years there and have no idea what they could possibly be talking about.

Waco should be on that list.
 
2013-05-10 03:35:49 PM
It is enough to make you long for the upscale sophistication of Chicago or New York.

www.foxnews.com

www.osundefender.org
 
2013-05-10 03:35:55 PM

Born_Again_Bavarian: They also had a list for nerdiest cities............Sacramento and Atlanta made that list as well.

I'm starting to think that they didn't do a lot of research when they came up with these lists.


ragefaces.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-05-10 03:36:07 PM
The methodology is flawed. The candidate pool was restricted to the 50 most populous cities in the U.S. Rednecks are known to congregate in smaller communities populated by a number of large families. Go back and try again.
 
2013-05-10 03:36:08 PM

bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.


Exactly what I was thinking for here in Nashville.  lol   Aside from having the most Country music radio stations per capita (I mean, we ARE the Music City), there are at least a dozen cities I can think of that are more "Redneck" than Nashville.
 
2013-05-10 03:36:49 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-10 03:37:18 PM
No Knoxville Tennessee? Come for the strip malls, stay for the ingrained, blatant racism.
 
2013-05-10 03:37:38 PM

verbaltoxin: We've had two Missouri threads today. So if Jefferson City isn't on the list, then it fails.


Once again, not one of the largest 50 cities in the US. And from what I've seen the times I've been there, it's pretty urban within the city limits.
 
2013-05-10 03:37:56 PM

Tarkus: Sacramento? Really?!


No shiat. Stockton maybe, but Sacramento?
 
2013-05-10 03:38:02 PM
Cleveland is more redneck than Cincinnati? That's a pretty big fail right there.

And for those of you complaining your shiatty little redneck town didn't make the list. Well because it's a town, not a city. Big difference there you bunch of stupid cocks.
 
2013-05-10 03:38:06 PM
Redneck and ghetto are almost identical except location.
 
2013-05-10 03:38:32 PM
This article is exactly what you think it is.  But you will read it any way, just to see if it confirms what you thought or irks you.

Maximum trolling.
 
2013-05-10 03:38:51 PM
OH MY GOD, CLEVELAND HAS A WAL-MART? AND THE ARTICLE INCLUDES A PICTURE OF WHAT A WAL-MART MIGHT LOOK LIKE? JESUS CHRIST, IT MUST BE LIKE AN EPISODE OF "HEE-HAW" UP THERE!
 
2013-05-10 03:38:55 PM
Does this redneck list coincide with the whitetrash list?
 
2013-05-10 03:40:12 PM
Atlanta? Are black people rednecks now too?
 
2013-05-10 03:40:26 PM

downstairs: Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.

Exactly.  Atlanta is the most northern city in the South.  Anecdotal evidence here from a weekend visit, but the whole city seemed like a fancy strip mall, like the ones I grew up near in the Chicago 'burbs.


I am constantly saying Atlanta is the least Southern city in the South.  Second is Nashville.

I'd like to meet who wrote this so I could explain to him what a complete idiot he is.
 
2013-05-10 03:40:37 PM

bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.


Right,
   If they would have picked Dalton, Macon, Augusta, or Newnan it would have been more likely.  And nothing from South Carolina or Alabama.  The maker of the list lives in the west.
 
2013-05-10 03:40:46 PM
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2013-05-10 03:41:15 PM

Uncle Pooky: Fort Worth maybe... if we're counting the whole "Cowtown" history. As it stands now? No.

Arlington? Redneck? I spent many years there and have no idea what they could possibly be talking about.

Waco should be on that list.


Uh, aren't they like within 25 miles of each other?

And they didn't include Dallas?

Or San Antonio?
 
2013-05-10 03:41:16 PM

I'd Like a Latte and a .22


"And here's an unrelated picture of some .40 ammo that I found on Flickr."
 
2013-05-10 03:42:13 PM
Oh I cant wait for the author to release a  top ten most N*gg*r and top ten most sp*c cities in the united states!

something tells me the author wont do that.. Why are racist labels alright when used against whites but not against other races?
 
2013-05-10 03:42:23 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Redneck and ghetto are almost identical except location.


Ghetto= Minority, baggy clothes & low rider

Redneck= White, baggy overalls & pick up trucks.
 
2013-05-10 03:42:28 PM

sigdiamond2000: "The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America" according to a person who doesn't know what a redneck is.


In all honesty, most people who use the term "Redneck" don't know what it means. lol  

It's a Scottish term brought over from Scotland and blended into the Scot-Irish culture here on the East Coast.  It has something to do with a political/religious group that wore red scarves around their necks to signify which side they were on.  Only now in modern culture have we redefined it to be slang for poor, uneducated and/or trashy.
 
2013-05-10 03:42:35 PM

xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".


Clearly, someone needs to compile a list of "The 10 Most Hillbilly Cities in America." Then West By God Virginia would get some much-needed representation.

/Family in WV
//They would not disagree
 
2013-05-10 03:42:57 PM

bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.


It depends on your Area Code.  Anything inside 404, no.  Outside, yes.
 
2013-05-10 03:43:10 PM
The writer of this list tried at least.

Bless his heart.
 
2013-05-10 03:43:30 PM
How many "Top 10 American Cities...." lists are there? Umpteen Cockbillion?

I can't wait for tomorrow's list of "Top 10 American cities most likely to have a koala named Wilbur enrolled in a bikram yoga class".
 
2013-05-10 03:44:37 PM

darth_badger: Atlanta? Are black people rednecks now too?


I know?...the only people I have ever seen in atlanta were black, mexican, or gay... NTTAWWT.

Hell if I saw a redneck I woulda at least been able to fit in a little bit.
 
2013-05-10 03:44:57 PM

Another Government Employee: Uncle Pooky: Fort Worth maybe... if we're counting the whole "Cowtown" history. As it stands now? No.

Arlington? Redneck? I spent many years there and have no idea what they could possibly be talking about.

Waco should be on that list.

Uh, aren't they like within 25 miles of each other?

And they didn't include Dallas?

Or San Antonio?


Guess you've never been there.

Or San Antonio, for that matter.
 
2013-05-10 03:45:00 PM

indeebud: sigdiamond2000: "The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America" according to a person who doesn't know what a redneck is.

In all honesty, most people who use the term "Redneck" don't know what it means. lol  

It's a Scottish term brought over from Scotland and blended into the Scot-Irish culture here on the East Coast.  It has something to do with a political/religious group that wore red scarves around their necks to signify which side they were on.  Only now in modern culture have we redefined it to be slang for poor, uneducated and/or trashy.


And yet the language evolved. Lol.
 
2013-05-10 03:45:21 PM

CavalierEternal: OH MY GOD, CLEVELAND HAS A WAL-MART? AND THE ARTICLE INCLUDES A PICTURE OF WHAT A WAL-MART MIGHT LOOK LIKE? JESUS CHRIST, IT MUST BE LIKE AN EPISODE OF "HEE-HAW" UP THERE!


I have to admit, aside from Case Western, NASA, arguably the best symphony in the world, a seriously well kept library system, amazing food, the second largest live theatre district in the US, the Science Center, RaRHOF, 4th St., brilliant architecture and historic homes, an international airport, widely lauded transit system, the Cleveland Clinic and a smattering of global legal, tech and manufacturing concerns, yeah, it's pretty much wall to wall Jethro and Elly Mae, here.  Troll article trolls poorly.
 
2013-05-10 03:45:24 PM
Are we counting Bluenecks as well? If so, how would Anchorage and the outerlying areas rank? I grew up there and it was great! One of my childhood memories involves the underside of our Jeep catching on fire and me and my dad jumped out in the school parking lot, scooped up some snow in a Taco Bell cup, and extinguished the fire with it. Then we kept on driving. And then there was the time my Dad went dipnetting down in the Keni peninsula and brought home about 22 salmon. And then we gutted and scaled them in our driveway. They were great!
 
2013-05-10 03:45:40 PM

show me: xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".

Is Beckley, WV one of the 50 largest cities in the US? Weird, I have never heard of it.


It's kind of hipster that way.
 
2013-05-10 03:45:49 PM

atomicmask: Oh I cant wait for the author to release a  top ten most N*gg*r and top ten most sp*c cities in the united states!

something tells me the author wont do that.. Why are racist labels alright when used against whites but not against other races?


For #1-Atlanta (inside 404) ranks WAY up there.
For #2-You have to start with Miami.  Then LA, El Paso and San Diego.
 
2013-05-10 03:46:44 PM

kwame: I am constantly saying Atlanta is the least Southern city in the South. Second is Nashville.


Well over half of the people I encountered while living and working in Atlanta were either displaced Yankees like myself, or just otherwise atypical metropolitan city-dwellers. The rest just weren't "southern" by any stereotypical metric.

/but, like someone else said, drive just a bit outside of the city in any direction...
 
2013-05-10 03:46:47 PM
It seems Cleveland can't get enough bad press.
 
2013-05-10 03:47:00 PM

bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.


Pretty much yeah. If you want redneck, head to south ga. Or anywhere outside of Atlanta.
 
2013-05-10 03:47:13 PM

Theeng: The writer of this list tried at least.

Bless his heart.


When your research includes going to yellow pages.com, you didn't try too hard.
 
2013-05-10 03:47:13 PM
I was in a public bathroom at a gas station and Larry the Cable Guy (he wasn't wearing sleeve cutoffs)out of nowhere casually asked to suck my dick. I quickly left the scene. He had his damn touring bus parked out side... mega creep.
 
2013-05-10 03:47:16 PM

hej: I would argue it's more the Kansas side of Kansas City that's redneck.


Anyone from the meth lab Confederate state of Missouri would try and argue this.
 
2013-05-10 03:47:16 PM

Richard C Stanford: Are we counting Bluenecks as well? If so, how would Anchorage and the outerlying areas rank? I grew up there and it was great! One of my childhood memories involves the underside of our Jeep catching on fire and me and my dad jumped out in the school parking lot, scooped up some snow in a Taco Bell cup, and extinguished the fire with it. Then we kept on driving. And then there was the time my Dad went dipnetting down in the Keni peninsula and brought home about 22 salmon. And then we gutted and scaled them in our driveway. They were great!


I just had a warm moment reading that.
 
2013-05-10 03:47:50 PM
Wait a minute. A libby lib who went to a Catholic school because not even Texas State would accept her is a "professional" writer?

Hahahahaha.
 
2013-05-10 03:48:30 PM

uncleacid: It seems Cleveland can't get enough bad press.


We pay good money to keep people thinking it's a sh*tty place to live.
 
2013-05-10 03:48:51 PM

xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".


That video store sure gets a lot of 4m4 action or so I've read online.
 
2013-05-10 03:49:36 PM
Um if Jackson, MS isn't on the list, the list fails horribly.
 
2013-05-10 03:50:16 PM
Kansas City, MO was #2 on the list?

The writer is retarded.

KCMO is a mixmash of urban minorities and a relatively well-to-do gentrified group of liberals, left-leaning Catholics, and homosexuals. Just because everything 30 miles south of I-70 in Missouri is Redneckistan doesn't mean cities will tolerate that crap.
 
2013-05-10 03:50:19 PM
You always know you're in for a whopping good time when you meet somebody who is from Texas but, "Don't worry.  I'm from Austin.  I'm not like them."
 
2013-05-10 03:52:04 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Uranus Megahertz: xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".

I think Beckley would be more 'hillbilly'.

Hillbilly? Redneck? I didnt know there was a difference


There is. Hillbillies are folks from out in the hills and mountains of Appalachia. A redneck is generally supposed to be a poorer uneducated person from the South although that definition is pretty useless actually since so many people self-identify as redneck who are neither poor nor uneducated. You can be a hillbilly but not a redneck and a redneck but not a hillbilly and I've met a fair number of people from one group do not want to called the other.
 
2013-05-10 03:52:15 PM

bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.


People wonder why I do not have a hick accent when they find out I was born in Atlanta. That is the reason why.

If it wasn't for Atlanta, Georgia would be just like Alabama.
 
2013-05-10 03:53:10 PM

hej: I would argue it's more the Kansas side of Kansas City that's redneck.


Raytown is not in Kansas.
 
2013-05-10 03:53:26 PM
Ever get the feeling that most of these jive-assed, jouranism-it-ain't, bullsh*t "articles" are assembled by people who, upon running out of what few ideas they may have had, whip out a template and see if the chip on their shoulder fits?
 
2013-05-10 03:53:35 PM
My guess is that if you made a bet that Jeff Foxworthy doesn't live in any of the 10 most redneck cities, then you'd win. So I turned to my trusty scout, Google, to find out where he does live. Google says Alpharette, Georgia, but have a peek at his house:

http://www.celebrityhousepictures.com/jeff-foxworthy.php

If your house looks like a small Italian mountain village, you might be a redneck. Or just a nouveau riche comedian who makes a good living out gentle Horatian satire of his sisters and his cousins and his aunts.

Well, it does go a long way to proving he is the smartest of the Blue Collar Tour comics, that and not living in one of the 10 most redneck cities in the USA.

Well, insofar as Jane Fonda's favorite ex-hubby, Ted Turner, is a redneck (the billionaire character based on him in The Critic certainly was a member of the Higher Red Neck classes), then I guess you could say such a suburban sprawl of a house could be a sign of genuine redneck roots, at least South of the Mason Dixon line and West of General Sherman's grave.

Did you know that Jane Fonda's birth name was Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda, which means that she is named after a young, sweet, short-lived lady who had the misfortune of being advanced as a replacement for Queen Elizabeth the First? She was executed, along with a number of the would-be King-Makers. Queen Elizabeth was a Tudor and still half medieval in her methods of governance, although she was a really smart cookie.

I have a number of these high-ranked courtiers and plotters in my family tree but like everybody else, they are on Wikipedia, so I won't bother to look up their names for you. One of them was Queen Elizabeth's governess, although she doesn't seem to have been involved in the treasonable business.

Judging from that photo, I'd say that Jeff Foxworthy's residence is not in the 10 most redneck cities, or the 100, or the 1000, or the 10,000 or even the 100,000. His home base seems pretty upper income suburban, and could thus in theory be anywhere in the well-heeled Continental US. It just happens to be near Atlanta.
 
2013-05-10 03:53:37 PM

Born_Again_Bavarian: They also had a list for nerdiest cities............Sacramento and Atlanta made that list as well.

I'm starting to think that they didn't do a lot of research when they came up with these lists.


They are like statistics.  At least 75% are completely made up.
 
2013-05-10 03:53:56 PM

fireclown: Holy shiatsnacks is that article offensive.


Southern White males is the only group that you can still make fun of without being called a bigot.
 
2013-05-10 03:54:27 PM

kwame: I am constantly saying Atlanta is the least Southern city in the South. Second is Nashville.


Miami?
 
2013-05-10 03:55:32 PM
I was relieved to learn that there are no longer any rednecks in Florida.  Apparently they've all moved away to Atlanta, Sacramento, and Cleveland.

/grumpycatgood.jipg
 
2013-05-10 03:56:02 PM

smitty04: fireclown: Holy shiatsnacks is that article offensive.

Southern White males is the only group that you can still make fun of without being called a bigot.


i2.bebo.com
That's racist!
 
2013-05-10 03:56:25 PM
What about Jacksonville?
 
2013-05-10 03:57:33 PM

downstairs: Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.

Exactly.  Atlanta is the most northern city in the South.  Anecdotal evidence here from a weekend visit, but the whole city seemed like a fancy strip mall, like the ones I grew up near in the Chicago 'burbs.


Atlanta does not belong to the list.  It is so relentlessly full of manufactured- or self-conscious 'quirkiness' that you have
to believe its a disproportionate reaction to being surrounded on all sides by the reddest of rednecky jurisdictions.

When heading south out of the city (on I85, I think; its been a while), when you cross the Fulton/Cobb county line, you
can almost hear the physical 'CLICK' of the Redneck rectifier snapping on and your IQ drop 15 points.
 
2013-05-10 03:58:21 PM

Another Government Employee: Or San Antonio?


You ever been to the Ciudad de St. Anthony? We're North Monterrey. There's an incredibly strong Mexican (and Texian) influence here, with a side of German, but not redneck.
 
2013-05-10 03:58:24 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: There is. Hillbillies are folks from out in the hills and mountains of Appalachia. A redneck is generally supposed to be a poorer uneducated person from the South although that definition is pretty useless actually since so many people self-identify as redneck who are neither poor nor uneducated. You can be a hillbilly but not a redneck and a redneck but not a hillbilly and I've met a fair number of people from one group do not want to called the other.


There is also the Good Ole Boy. Not a redneck, but countrified all the same. Usually educated, but still enjoys the outdoor activities and diet of the average redneck.
 
2013-05-10 03:59:55 PM

rev. dave: bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.

Right,
   If they would have picked Dalton, Macon, Augusta, or Newnan it would have been more likely.  And nothing from South Carolina or Alabama.  The maker of the list lives in the west.


The author, according to Google, is from Austin.  So she's a Texan hipster.  Also:

Walker: Tarkus: Sacramento? Really?!

These lists are put out as troll lists. So people will talk about them and they will end up on the news. See the recent one saying the most exciting city in America is.....Oakland. Well exciting if you mean the excitement while you dodge bullets.


This.  Mesa, Sacramento and Cleveland are literally troll attempts. And anyone who knows anything about Atlanta knows how utterly fullerschytte this girl is.
 
2013-05-10 04:00:10 PM

titwrench: Tarkus: Sacramento? Really?!

No shiat. Stockton maybe, but Sacramento?


What? Stockton is one of the "gangiest" cities in the nation. Redneck, really?
 
2013-05-10 04:02:02 PM
Let me pile this on the author: Those cowboy stores on Long Beach, CA sell to a different type of cowboy...
 i2.ytimg.com
 
2013-05-10 04:02:30 PM

Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.


Isn't that Buford or Ellijay?  Also, Sacramento, CA?  Based off a GIS that turned up a pic of the General Lee?  Really, that's their criteria?


/raised in Florida
 
2013-05-10 04:03:24 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Atlanta does not belong to the list. It is so relentlessly full of manufactured- or self-conscious 'quirkiness' that you have
to believe its a disproportionate reaction to being surrounded on all sides by the reddest of rednecky jurisdictions.


I worked in Buckhead, so I didn't see much "quirky"; unless thousands of preppy douchebags zipping around in a leased M3 is considered quirky in of itself to some.
 
2013-05-10 04:04:20 PM

smitty04: fireclown: Holy shiatsnacks is that article offensive.

Southern White males is the only group that you can still make fun of without being called a bigot.


To be fair, how hard is it to make fun of rednecks? They offer nothing of value to culture and social progression, and by and large are the most bigoted people in the world. So yeah, they can suck it.
 
2013-05-10 04:04:23 PM

titwrench: indeebud: sigdiamond2000: "The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America" according to a person who doesn't know what a redneck is.

In all honesty, most people who use the term "Redneck" don't know what it means. lol  

It's a Scottish term brought over from Scotland and blended into the Scot-Irish culture here on the East Coast.  It has something to do with a political/religious group that wore red scarves around their necks to signify which side they were on.  Only now in modern culture have we redefined it to be slang for poor, uneducated and/or trashy.

And yet the language evolved. Lol.


Yeah... the word redneck as used in those circumstances are entirely independent of one another, it's not like someone heard the only real Scotsman in the world use it and misunderstand the context and repeated it incorrectly. I mean, that does happen, the word "Gay" used to mean "Homosexual male" but now it's all about rainbows and happiness and participation medals and shiat. All those gay folk from 50's Hollywood must be cringing at the word usage, I doubt the Scots care. Not just because they're dead. Lets face it, Scotland is a myth anyway.
 
2013-05-10 04:04:27 PM

indeebud: sigdiamond2000: "The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America" according to a person who doesn't know what a redneck is.

In all honesty, most people who use the term "Redneck" don't know what it means. lol  

It's a Scottish term brought over from Scotland and blended into the Scot-Irish culture here on the East Coast.  It has something to do with a political/religious group that wore red scarves around their necks to signify which side they were on.  Only now in modern culture have we redefined it to be slang for poor, uneducated and/or trashy.


You're a blast at parties, obviously.
 
2013-05-10 04:04:39 PM

ManRay: To The Escape Zeppelin!: There is. Hillbillies are folks from out in the hills and mountains of Appalachia. A redneck is generally supposed to be a poorer uneducated person from the South although that definition is pretty useless actually since so many people self-identify as redneck who are neither poor nor uneducated. You can be a hillbilly but not a redneck and a redneck but not a hillbilly and I've met a fair number of people from one group do not want to called the other.

There is also the Good Ole Boy. Not a redneck, but countrified all the same. Usually educated, but still enjoys the outdoor activities and diet of the average redneck.


A rednech was a farmer. Bending over a plow all day gave them a very tanned neck. At night in a bar the farmers were easily spotted by city-folk as they bent over the bar. That gave us the name redneck bar.
 
2013-05-10 04:04:57 PM
The hack that wrote the article should at least Google some demographics. Atlanta is hardly redneck as the metro area has a majority black population. The whites that live in the metro area are comprised of a mixture of hipsters, gays, and aging yuppies. I see tons more Jaguars, Mercedes, BMWs, Lexus', etc. than pick-up trucks.

But like the post earlier, go 45 miles in any direction outside the perimeter and you are in Klansville. Georgia redneck? Yes! Atlanta redneck? Not even close.
 
2013-05-10 04:05:13 PM

Big Merl: What about Jacksonville?


Which one?

/probably doesn't matter, "which one"
 
2013-05-10 04:06:12 PM
I don't think WalMarts can be used as a marker of redneck culture. They are so evenly spread across the land that it is harder to be more than 10 miles from one than it is to escape McDonald's scientifically calculated buffer of 10 minutes walk between restaurants.

You have probably seen that animated graphic of the spread of WalMarts from Arkansas. It's like the projection of the spread of the aliens in the movie Evolution or the graphic of the spread of the epidemic in several disaster movies (including the final montage that explains the collapse of human civilization in the remake of the prequel to  Planet of the Apes.

WalMarts are more full of Urban Rubes than Rednecks. All the poor people shop there (hence the People of WalMart site) as well as many of the better off Just Getting By and the frugal Lower Middle Middle Classes.

I have made a point of staying out of WalMarts because I learned from my first experience that it was merely a rebranded K-Mart store and that means really annoyingly lousy service by employees who apparently have access to teleportation technology (although not GEDs).

You can see a dozen employees "working" in a department, ostensibly shelving or serving customers, but when you are ready to ask a question they have disappeared to the far reaches of the UNiVERSE, or possibly the store, whichever is larger. I think they hire actors to play customers, making it easier for them to vamoose when you want them.

Wally Marts. I hate them. And they have no ceilings so they are as noisy as airports.
 
2013-05-10 04:07:14 PM
I'm visiting Sacramento right now. I've been to many cities in the US more redneck than here.
 
2013-05-10 04:11:39 PM
Arlington, TX isn't red necky at all! Very middle of the road, suburban city with multiple sports stadiums and tons of strip malls. Maybe the author thinks that anything outside of his hipster enclave of Austin is redneck?
 
2013-05-10 04:11:55 PM

Falin: titwrench: Tarkus: Sacramento? Really?!

No shiat. Stockton maybe, but Sacramento?

What? Stockton is one of the "gangiest" cities in the nation. Redneck, really?


I was just there for a wedding a month or so ago and where I was was all walnut trees and pick up trucks. The reception was at a Gun and Bocci club FFS. I did not spend much time in the "city"
 
2013-05-10 04:12:31 PM

dahmers love zombie: List ignores Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina?
Fail.


There are cities in Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina?

//I keed
//sort of
 
2013-05-10 04:14:10 PM
Randy Newman pretty much described the earlier boundaries in terms of large Southern cities in "Rednecks."

"Last night I saw Lester Maddox, on a TV show.  Talkin' to some smart-ass NY Jew..."
 
2013-05-10 04:15:25 PM

Another Government Employee: bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.

It depends on your Area Code.  Anything inside 404, no.  Outside, yes.


1/3 correct. 770 & 678 also apply.
 
2013-05-10 04:15:49 PM
The author needs to be whupped on the nose with a rolled up newspaper like a puppy that just peed on the floor.  The article/slideshow isn't offensive: it's lazy.

In fact everyone in the blog staff should be made to stand in the corner for an hour or two and think about what they've done wrong.
http://www.movoto.com/blog/meet-the-masterminds/
 
2013-05-10 04:16:17 PM

brantgoose: I have made a point of staying out of WalMarts because I learned from my first experience that it was merely a rebranded K-Mart store and that means really annoyingly lousy service by employees who apparently have access to teleportation technology (although not GEDs).

You can see a dozen employees "working" in a department, ostensibly shelving or serving customers, but when you are ready to ask a question they have disappeared to the far reaches of the UNiVERSE, or possibly the store, whichever is larger. I think they hire actors to play customers, making it easier for them to vamoose when you want them.


I just want to validate this. I learned a few invisibility tricks a long time ago so abruptly appearing next to these folks really, really pisses them off, and if you briefly look away they are across the store by the time you turn back.

Unless you're lucky enough to catch one who is relatively young and cute. They're the ones you go after, because they haven't been broken yet and don't know all the tricks. Occasionally you'll find them trapped between pallets of heavy objects, like air conditioners and water coolers. If you rescue them they grant you a single boon, but you'll never see them again since they've mastered the teleport skills. Or they died between a different set of pallets.
 
2013-05-10 04:17:14 PM
Fort Worth and Arlington?  That's stupid.  I lived in Arlington for two years.  It's not redneck, just shiat hole.

And no city that has the Kimbell can be called redneck.

The correct answer to this poll is Salem, Va.
 
2013-05-10 04:17:27 PM
I know these are towns but for completeness I added these.

Top 11 In correct order:
1. Arab, Al
2, Gurley, Al
3. Cullman, Al
4. Enterprise, Al
5. Albertville, Al
6. Boaz, Al
7. Fyffe, Al
8. Jasper, Al
9. Daleville, Al
10. Montgomery, Al
11.  Any other city in Alabama

Mesa, AZ is as sophisticated as Vienna, Austria in comparison to any of them. In fact, many people from Alabama travel abroad to Mesa to get exposed to culture.
 
2013-05-10 04:21:37 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: teenage mutant ninja rapist: Uranus Megahertz: xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".

I think Beckley would be more 'hillbilly'.

Hillbilly? Redneck? I didnt know there was a difference

There is. Hillbillies are folks from out in the hills and mountains of Appalachia. A redneck is generally supposed to be a poorer uneducated person from the South although that definition is pretty useless actually since so many people self-identify as redneck who are neither poor nor uneducated. You can be a hillbilly but not a redneck and a redneck but not a hillbilly and I've met a fair number of people from one group do not want to called the other.


Actually, Hillbillies ARE Rednecks who moved from the coastline of Virginia and North Caroline into the hills or the back woods to claim land and to mine coal.   Rednecks are Scots that were Presbyterian Rebels against English and Scot Bishops.  They wore red kerchiefs around their necks as a symbol of their fight against them.  When they moved here to the new world, the Colonists nicked them "Rednecks" and looked down on them.  

The differences today depends on where you live.  If you live in the Southeast, a Redneck is more derogatory than a Hillbilly.  Rednecks are arrogant, obnoxious, stupid, lazy, uneducated hooligans and bigots. Hillbillies are folks who live in the country, work hard, don't earn much but share everything with everyone. Out west however, it's the opposite.  So, meh.  It's ambiguous at best.
 
2013-05-10 04:21:58 PM
Arkadelphia, AR.
 
2013-05-10 04:22:33 PM

Killer Cars: DjangoStonereaver: Atlanta does not belong to the list. It is so relentlessly full of manufactured- or self-conscious 'quirkiness' that you have
to believe its a disproportionate reaction to being surrounded on all sides by the reddest of rednecky jurisdictions.

I worked in Buckhead, so I didn't see much "quirky"; unless thousands of preppy douchebags zipping around in a leased M3 is considered quirky in of itself to some.


Buckhead (I've seen an F substituted on many occasions) for trust fund babies, isn't it?
 
2013-05-10 04:27:22 PM
Blytheville AR
Sullivan MO
Grenada MS
 
2013-05-10 04:28:22 PM
I live in Sacramento. It is not a redneck city. It is a cesspool and only Rob, Arnie, and Dawn are worth listenin' to on that talkin' box what we got up over here shuck'mup.

The wife disagrees with Mesa, Az. as she came from a true trailer park town near there. "There's a difference between ranchers and rednecks."

The ranchers' pants don't have holes for one thing :P
 
2013-05-10 04:28:50 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Redneck and ghetto are almost identical except location.


The local color tends to be very different also.
 
2013-05-10 04:29:22 PM

clovercat: I know these are towns but for completeness I added these.

Top 11 In correct order:
1. Arab, Al
2, Gurley, Al
3. Cullman, Al
4. Enterprise, Al
5. Albertville, Al
6. Boaz, Al
7. Fyffe, Al
8. Jasper, Al
9. Daleville, Al
10. Montgomery, Al
11.  Any other city in Alabama


Dothan
 
2013-05-10 04:33:38 PM

Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.


They put Fort Worth on the list.  Yes, the city built entirely for people too high-brow and well-moneyed for goddamned Dallas.  The town almost entirely populated by white women in their 80s with a higher pension income than most working people have actual income.

They very clearly have not the slightest farking clue what the word even means.
 
2013-05-10 04:33:59 PM
i vote for Poquoson Va as a replacement for basically ANY of the so called redneck towns on that list
 
2013-05-10 04:37:41 PM

titwrench: Smeggy Smurf: Redneck and ghetto are almost identical except location.

Ghetto= Minority, baggy clothes & low rider

Redneck= White, baggy overalls & pick up trucks.


Difficulty: Chevrolet El Camino
 
2013-05-10 04:37:53 PM
Author has never been to Roanoke, VA I reckon.
 
2013-05-10 04:38:40 PM

Jim_Callahan: Chevrolet El Camino


The mullet of personal transportation.

I actually have a soft spot in my heart for them.
 
2013-05-10 04:40:07 PM
The idea that rednecks have a lot or ride-on lawnmowers is one I am prepared to dispute.

Rednecks can't afford ride-on lawnmowers and they don't care for their lawns. It is conservatives who have big obsessively tended lawns. Especially the conservatives toward the upper left quadrant of the political spectrum (traditionalists, family and religion oriented conservatives).

Tom Hill, for example doesn't fall under my conception of a redneck. He is too middle class and his wife teaches school. Rednecks proper have no use for skooling and buk larning. Worse, Mrs. Hill teaches Spanish. My parents bear a comic ressemblance to the Hills (including my dumbass nephew who is somewhat bigger and more cynical than Bobby Hill, less niave).

They are not rednecks even if you count Hank Hill as one.They are the Canadian equivalent of Purple Staters--not as crazy ass reactionary as Red Staters but not as educated and liberal as Blue Staters. They are the Salt of the Earthers, more Pilgrim than Puritan, more liberal Christian than fundamentalist.

The true redneck is a rural labourer. Now that ditches are dug by machines and not with shovels, the redneck is more likely to be on unemployment insurance or welfare. This is their right. It is not YOUR right. You may see them in the welfare line, but that doesn't mean you have a snowball's hope in Hell of being friends. The song is ironic.

They take their name from the damage done to their necks by outdoor labour in the hot bright Sun of the South (and even as far North as Canada).

True rednecks are Appalachians or dirt poor farmers just hanging on with the help of the few sops of dribble that run down the chins of corporate welfare recipients. True rednecks cling to their bibles and their shotguns, not to the handles of fancy-pants lawnmowers that cost more than a redneck's pickup truck or car.

The author of this article is clearly pig ignent of the social distinctions outside of liberal middle class urban America. This is common. But having lived in rural villages much of my youth, I am well acquianted with the fact that living in the country doesn't necessarily make you a hillbilly or a redneck, even if you are poor.

There is such a thing as the "deserving poor", the ones who work honestly and just get by whether they have a large family or just one precious snowflake.

These people are not rednecks although they have some things in common with their redneck third and fourth cousins.

Somebody tell the city slickers, especially the Democrats and Liberals, who often spoil their liberalism with prejudice against the poor white trash whom they confuse with everybody who is poor and white.

Taint necessarily so. Many of the poor people are poor white liberals even. You should care. You should be a bit less prejudiced and a bit more solicitous of their safety and well-being because if there is anybody who is up against the evils of conservativism it's a poor white liberal in a conservative rural area.

THESE PEOPLE ARE ON THE FRONT LINES, PEOPLE! The front lines of the culture wars are not a pleasant place to be. It was so in the 1600s and it is so now. Cover each other's backs, even if the war is entirely being waged by one side. Especially because it is being entirely waged by one side. The real victims have no fight in them because they don't have the resources to feed themselves adequately or arm themselves with words let alone weapons.
 
2013-05-10 04:42:45 PM

Jim_Callahan: titwrench: Smeggy Smurf: Redneck and ghetto are almost identical except location.

Ghetto= Minority, baggy clothes & low rider

Redneck= White, baggy overalls & pick up trucks.

Difficulty: Chevrolet El Camino


Rednexican.

Especially if the bed is lined with Astroturf.
 
2013-05-10 04:46:10 PM

Another Government Employee: atomicmask: Oh I cant wait for the author to release a  top ten most N*gg*r and top ten most sp*c cities in the united states!

something tells me the author wont do that.. Why are racist labels alright when used against whites but not against other races?

For #1-Atlanta (inside 404) ranks WAY up there.
For #2-You have to start with Miami.  Then LA, El Paso and San Diego.


#1. Memphis
 
2013-05-10 04:46:42 PM

xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".


I so love this reply!
Btw no "out Wayne" WV either..

/Htown girl
 
2013-05-10 04:49:27 PM
perhaps not red neck but for the worst place I've ever been was brownsville tx
Georgia wasn't any fun either but brownsville was down right dangerous
 
2013-05-10 04:50:01 PM
Author has never heard of the "Redneck Riviera," obviously. Panama City is a wretched hive of meth labs, trailer trash, blocked-up trucks and teen moms.

The beach is the only saving grace, which is why I avoided crossing the bridge whenever I could.

/Moved to St. Augustine a month ago.
//Wife still lives in PCB, so I still go there a few times a month
 
2013-05-10 04:50:36 PM

Cymbal: Cleveland is more redneck than Cincinnati? That's a pretty big fail right there.

And for those of you complaining your shiatty little redneck town didn't make the list. Well because it's a town, not a city. Big difference there you bunch of stupid cocks.


lulz
 
2013-05-10 04:51:20 PM
Every West Virginian I know is "From Beckley".

Is WV so C-F'ing rural that anyone within 100 miles of Beckley just says they're from there because that is the only civilization close enough that is on a map or something?
 
2013-05-10 04:52:21 PM
Anywhere in SC that isn't along the coast or the capital.
 
2013-05-10 04:53:47 PM

Jim_Callahan: titwrench: Smeggy Smurf: Redneck and ghetto are almost identical except location.

Ghetto= Minority, baggy clothes & low rider

Redneck= White, baggy overalls & pick up trucks.

Difficulty: Chevrolet El Camino


The peace keeper of personal transportation
 
2013-05-10 04:56:52 PM

indeebud: sigdiamond2000: "The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America" according to a person who doesn't know what a redneck is.

In all honesty, most people who use the term "Redneck" don't know what it means. lol  

It's a Scottish term brought over from Scotland and blended into the Scot-Irish culture here on the East Coast.  It has something to do with a political/religious group that wore red scarves around their necks to signify which side they were on.  Only now in modern culture have we redefined it to be slang for poor, uneducated and/or trashy.


it more comes from poor white sharecroppers that toiled with the black sharecroppers.

when you are hunkerd over picking crops, the back of your neck tends to get sunburnt. These folks though poor and trashy, would treat thier co-workers derision, and be told that their Necks were as red as the others, and to best hush. "Redneck" was a slang derogratory that was put on to the whites by the blacks.

the majority of these white sharecroppers were of scotch-irish decent, so there is precident with your claims. but it sounds more to me as a description by folks of scottish and irish desent that go to the highland games and futz about about family tartons.

Please understand, that this is how I know it, how its always been told to me. I am from a Virginian family that has been here since the late 1600's. and that information was colaborated by my first Grandmother-in-law, who was a black baptist minister.

she also gave me her recipe for corn bread and greens, and black eyed peas... I miss Nanna....
 
2013-05-10 04:58:03 PM

clovercat: I know these are towns but for completeness I added these.

Top 11 In correct order:
1. Arab, Al
2, Gurley, Al
3. Cullman, Al
4. Enterprise, Al
5. Albertville, Al
6. Boaz, Al
7. Fyffe, Al
8. Jasper, Al
9. Daleville, Al
10. Montgomery, Al
11.  Any other city in Alabama

Mesa, AZ is as sophisticated as Vienna, Austria in comparison to any of them. In fact, many people from Alabama travel abroad to Mesa to get exposed to culture.


You sound like you're from Huntsville.

*clicks profile*

Yep.

/Lives in Huntsville.
//Well, Madison.
///Slashies!
 
2013-05-10 04:58:22 PM

hej: I would argue it's more the Kansas side of Kansas City that's redneck.


No farking kidding.

Their criteria involved:

Racetracks (it's farking in KCK)
Country radio stations (Entercom is in Merriam)

So how is it KCMO is redneck?
 
2013-05-10 05:01:47 PM

cookiefleck: Arlington, TX isn't red necky at all! Very middle of the road, suburban city with multiple sports stadiums and tons of strip malls. Maybe the author thinks that anything outside of his hipster enclave of Austin is redneck?


Having grown up in north Texas, I remember Arlington being more of soccer mom central than a redneck area. Some place like Lubbock would fit the criteria better - just imagine the kind of hive mind that develops in a city populated largely by Southern Baptists and surrounded by nothing but dirt and strong winds.

Also, people from other parts of the country tend to have a kind of distorted view of the general culture of the NW. Vancouver, WA gets referred to as Vantucky or the Alabama of the north and has a reputation for being the official redneck ghetto (which is also somewhat bigoted, I'll admit) amongst many people in the western parts of Washington and Oregon. However, the eastern parts of both of those states as well as northern Idaho embody rural white / redneck culture possibly even more than in the south due to the almost purely white racial demographic and lack of large cities. It's no coincidence that white supremacists, militias, and survivalists relocate to this area.
 
2013-05-10 05:03:36 PM
That list makes no sense.
 
2013-05-10 05:03:39 PM

Jim_Callahan: They put Fort Worth on the list. The town almost entirely populated by white women in their 80s with a higher pension income than most working people have actual income.

They very clearly have not the slightest farking clue what the word even means.


To be fair, it sounds like you very clearly haven't the slightest farking clue about Fort Worth, either.
 
2013-05-10 05:04:36 PM

indeebud: To The Escape Zeppelin!: teenage mutant ninja rapist: Uranus Megahertz: xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".

I think Beckley would be more 'hillbilly'.

Hillbilly? Redneck? I didnt know there was a difference

There is. Hillbillies are folks from out in the hills and mountains of Appalachia. A redneck is generally supposed to be a poorer uneducated person from the South although that definition is pretty useless actually since so many people self-identify as redneck who are neither poor nor uneducated. You can be a hillbilly but not a redneck and a redneck but not a hillbilly and I've met a fair number of people from one group do not want to called the other.

Actually, Hillbillies ARE Rednecks who moved from the coastline of Virginia and North Caroline into the hills or the back woods to claim land and to mine coal.   Rednecks are Scots that were Presbyterian Rebels against English and Scot Bishops.  They wore red kerchiefs around their necks as a symbol of their fight against them.  When they moved here to the new world, the Colonists nicked them "Rednecks" and looked down on them.  

The differences today depends on where you live.  If you live in the Southeast, a Redneck is more derogatory than a Hillbilly.  Rednecks are arrogant, obnoxious, stupid, lazy, uneducated hooligans and bigots. Hillbillies are folks who live in the country, work hard, don't earn much but share everything with everyone. Out west however, it's the opposite.  So, meh.  It's ambiguous at best.


I made my post before reading yours.. your post, however colaborates my south east origions.

so.. why not both!?
 
2013-05-10 05:05:25 PM

MrJesus: Anywhere in SC that isn't along the coast or the capital.


Nah, Sumter is full of teh nigras as is Bishopville. Walhalla is more hillbilly then redneck though that is the start of the blurring.
 
2013-05-10 05:09:34 PM
I lived in Fort Worth for 4 years and I can vouch for the fact it is very Redneck.
 
2013-05-10 05:11:38 PM

xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".


I think they were speaking of large cities. If that not the case a lot of cities in the North East and even California would be in the running.
 
2013-05-10 05:12:17 PM
Clewiston, Florida is their secret capitol, I shiat you not.
 
2013-05-10 05:14:12 PM

ManRay: kwame: I am constantly saying Atlanta is the least Southern city in the South. Second is Nashville.

Miami?


Florida ain't the South.
 
2013-05-10 05:15:10 PM

kwame: ManRay: kwame: I am constantly saying Atlanta is the least Southern city in the South. Second is Nashville.

Miami?

Florida ain't the South.


Tell Tallahassee that.
 
2013-05-10 05:15:52 PM

Tarkus: Sacramento? Really?!


Yesl......REALLY
 
2013-05-10 05:16:01 PM
rasiel.com
 
2013-05-10 05:16:33 PM
I guess Montana is its own thing then?
 
2013-05-10 05:17:08 PM

R.A.Danny: kwame: ManRay: kwame: I am constantly saying Atlanta is the least Southern city in the South. Second is Nashville.

Miami?

Florida ain't the South.

Tell Tallahassee that.


South Florida ain't the south
 
2013-05-10 05:18:44 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Hey, Brandine! I think I done busted my stinkbone
 
2013-05-10 05:19:01 PM

R.A.Danny: Tell Tallahassee that.


There are parts of the northern part of the state that have picked up a lot of the culture as people migrated, but that's about it.
 
2013-05-10 05:19:06 PM
They forgot.....

Clayton Georgia

i306.photobucket.com

and Harrison Arkansas

i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-10 05:19:31 PM
I vote for Bakersfield CA for the most Redneck city in CA.

But what the hell do I know I have just visited the place.

\Maybe we should decide what the definition of Redneck is or is not.
\Noticed more Confederate flags in WV than any other state in the US
\Do WV not know their history?
 
2013-05-10 05:19:36 PM

RKade: I live in Sacramento. It is not a redneck city. It is a cesspool and only Rob, Arnie, and Dawn are worth listenin' to on that talkin' box what we got up over here shuck'mup.

The wife disagrees with Mesa, Az. as she came from a true trailer park town near there. "There's a difference between ranchers and rednecks."

The ranchers' pants don't have holes for one thing :P


Cesspools are populated exclusively by people who listen to Rob, Arnie and Dawn. That show and its listeners are literally the scum of society. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.
 
2013-05-10 05:20:28 PM

kwame: R.A.Danny: Tell Tallahassee that.

There are parts of the northern part of the state that have picked up a lot of the culture as people migrated, but that's about it.


I'll accept "Florida's panhandle is special" as well.
 
2013-05-10 05:26:30 PM

smitty04: fireclown: Holy shiatsnacks is that article offensive.

Southern White males is the only group that you can still make fun of without being called a bigot.


Fatties. Still ok to make fun of fatties to
 
2013-05-10 05:26:31 PM

Cerebral Knievel: she also gave me her recipe for corn bread and greens, and black eyed peas... I miss Nanna....


I miss your Nanna, too.  I'm an unreconstructed Yankee, but anyone who doesn't like good solid southern soul
food (esepcially greens with hot sauce) just ain't RIGHT.

And I defer to her recollection about the etymology of the term 'Redneck'.
 
2013-05-10 05:27:29 PM

Cerebral Knievel: R.A.Danny: kwame: ManRay: kwame: I am constantly saying Atlanta is the least Southern city in the South. Second is Nashville.

Miami?

Florida ain't the South.

Tell Tallahassee that.

South Florida ain't the south


Look, by the coastline, you have the entire retired force of New York and New Jersey combined. It's the western parts, and central Florida that remain untouched by human progress. Head out toward Lake Okeechobee sometime... stay a spell... as they say there. You'll see that the redneck population is just flourishing in all it's dog-fighting, mudder tire, stars and bars flying, tobacco chewing, welder cap wearing glory.
 
2013-05-10 05:27:43 PM
I remember getting called a redneck by northerners while I was in Knoxville, while on the college campus.

I thought it was hilarious honestly.
 
2013-05-10 05:28:30 PM

R.A.Danny: Shawnee OK also oddly missing.


By including both OKC and Tulsa, they're kind of admitting the whole state.  Besides, Shawnee's just a big town.
 
2013-05-10 05:28:39 PM
Ok I decided to actually read TFA and not just look at the list. This explains a lot:

"Being from Austin [Texas] "
 
2013-05-10 05:28:40 PM
My list of top redneck towns would include:

Hazard, KY
Cairo, GA
Knoxville, TN
Hickory, NC
Nitro, WV
Tickfaw, LA
Paducah, KY
Starkville, AL
 
2013-05-10 05:29:37 PM
Yep
 
2013-05-10 05:32:36 PM

Jeep2011: Ok I decided to actually read TFA and not just look at the list. This explains a lot:

"Being from Austin [Texas] "


Yeah? What's that explain to you? I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.
 
2013-05-10 05:33:21 PM

special20: welder cap


I had those, because I used to weld on occasion. I never knew they were a "thing" until I GISed them in response to your post.

Wow.
 
2013-05-10 05:34:09 PM

special20: I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.


Are those guys making Austin suck yet?
 
2013-05-10 05:34:50 PM

special20: Jeep2011: Ok I decided to actually read TFA and not just look at the list. This explains a lot:

"Being from Austin [Texas] "

Yeah? What's that explain to you? I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.


Yes, you understand what I meant.
 
2013-05-10 05:35:28 PM

special20: I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.


Austin in MANY ways is to Texas as Miami is to the South.

Which is really an odd thing considering.
 
2013-05-10 05:37:34 PM

TheJoe03: special20: I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.

Are those guys making Austin suck yet?


They are on their way to trying. First shot over the bow was the noise ordinance they put in downtown - once the high rise condos were built.

There's a joke here - how many Austinites does it take to screw in a light bulb?
26. One to do it, and 25 others biatching about how much better it was 25 years ago.
 
2013-05-10 05:38:23 PM

R.A.Danny: special20: I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.

Austin in MANY ways is to Texas as Miami is to the South.

Which is really an odd thing considering.


Yes, considering you don't live in Austin. Do go on...
 
2013-05-10 05:38:44 PM

special20: TheJoe03: special20: I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.

Are those guys making Austin suck yet?

They are on their way to trying. First shot over the bow was the noise ordinance they put in downtown - once the high rise condos were built.

There's a joke here - how many Austinites does it take to screw in a light bulb?
26. One to do it, and 25 others biatching about how much better it was 25 years ago.


Sounds a lot like Wrigleyville.
 
2013-05-10 05:39:57 PM

special20: Yes, considering you don't live in Austin. Do go on...


You're one of the guys that has been there 25 years in the joke then. You gotta admit there's a lot of truth to that these days.

I get there a few times a year.
 
2013-05-10 05:42:18 PM

Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.


Agreed, study is seriously flawed. Not sure what other criteria should be used though.
 
2013-05-10 05:43:22 PM

TheJoe03: special20: I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.

Are those guys making Austin suck yet?


We aren't done farking up Portland yet. We have barely sent the scouts into Austin.
 
2013-05-10 05:43:43 PM
I call B.S. on this.

#1. Atlanta.  Really?  Did anyone review the redneck to African-American ratio?  You have to get well beyond  the Perimeter even to find the slightest hint of redneck.

#6 & #7.  Where does Fort Worth end and Arlington begin?  Sure, more redneck than Atlanta, but downright  cosmopolitan compared to the city that should be #1.

#9. Cleveland.  See #1.

#10. This one I can believe.

What city should be #1?  Palm Bay, Florida.  Note I didn't type Palm Beach, rather Palm Bay.  I had the  misfortune of living there for six years.  I have also lived in Atlanta and Fort Worth.  Those cities aren'teven in the same league.  Why?  I'll tell you why?

1. It's full of underemployed, alcoholic white trash.
2. It's largely made up of Jim Walter homes sitting on septic tanks and wells.
3. Despite a toddler get torn to shreds by a pit bull every other week, the whole town got riled up when the city council suggested owners should keep their dogs under control and on a leash.
4. Search for my "rape baby" story here on fark.com.
5. Palm Bay is to Florida as Florida is the United States.
6. It's the only place in the world where I've been threatened and assaulted.  Once was at work.  I reported the guy and was told my security "if we didn't see it, it didn't happen".
7. The big thing to do was go to the drag races.
8. I got so tired of being cornered and told, "You think yer better than me because yer a college boy!", I stopped wearing anything with my college name on it and removed my bumper sticker.
9. I had a neighbor who would let his huge dogs crap up his front yard and he and his brother would wrestle in it.
10. The city was full of fat, ugly, greasy-haired trashy single moms with about eight trashlings in tow and made no attempt to control their brood.
11. When the state passed their anti-smoking laws back in the 90s (which then only mandated the invisible line down the middle for smoking and non) several restaurants refused to do it claiming it was unconstitutional.  At one place, The Wagon Wheel, the waitress served our food with a lit cig in her mouth and I could see back into the kitchen and the cooks were smoking.
12. People almost go out of their way to be as inconsiderate to others as humanly possible.
 
2013-05-10 05:46:31 PM

Jeep2011: I vote for Bakersfield CA for the most Redneck city in CA.


Yreka would like a word....
 
2013-05-10 05:48:01 PM

doosh: Jeep2011: I vote for Bakersfield CA for the most Redneck city in CA.

Yreka would like a word....


Does Lakeside count or is it too small?
 
2013-05-10 05:48:50 PM

kwame: Florida ain't the South.


In FL, the farther north you go the farther south you are.
 
2013-05-10 05:50:00 PM
This list sucks worse than usual.
 
2013-05-10 05:50:19 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Uranus Megahertz: xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".

I think Beckley would be more 'hillbilly'.

Hillbilly? Redneck? I didnt know there was a difference


Hillbillies live in the backwoods, hills, mountains, and often lack access to education, culture or other refinements of modern society.

Rednecks live everywhere, and have access to and often genuine knowledge of them, but pointedly mock education, culture and refinement.
 
2013-05-10 05:52:32 PM

ten foiled hats: kwame: Florida ain't the South.

In FL, the farther north you go the farther south you are.


I'm so gonna use that.
 
2013-05-10 05:57:33 PM

Canton: Clearly, someone needs to compile a list of "The 10 Most Hillbilly Cities in America." Then West By God Virginia would get some much-needed representation.


Awww hell so would Kentucky.
/I'd think Ky would win.
 
2013-05-10 05:58:10 PM
Redneck city is an oxymoron.
 
2013-05-10 05:59:00 PM

DubtodaIll: Redneck city is an oxymoron.


I can't troll that.
 
2013-05-10 06:09:26 PM
Atlanta doesn't belong on that list.  I live in Augusta for a year, and Atlanta was the ONLY place I've been in Georgia that WASN'T backwards.

I've never been to KC, so can't comment on that.
OKC is definitely a backward shiathole, as are Nashville, Tulsa, Ft Worh, Arlington, Sacramento (eh, not so much, but leave it on the list).
Haven't been to Cleveland or Mesa, but I imagine Mesa is full of Tea Baggers, so yeah.
 
2013-05-10 06:13:17 PM

titwrench: Tarkus: Sacramento? Really?!

No shiat. Stockton maybe, but Sacramento?


Agreed.  I take back my statement about leaving Sacto on the list.  I was thinking about all the rednecky places AROUND Sacto, like Roseville, Stockton, Folsom, Lodi.
 
2013-05-10 06:15:09 PM
What about Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Home of the biggest rodeo in the US.  The Grandaddy of them all.  Frontier Days.  Sheesh.
 
2013-05-10 06:15:43 PM

DjangoStonereaver: downstairs: Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.

Exactly.  Atlanta is the most northern city in the South.  Anecdotal evidence here from a weekend visit, but the whole city seemed like a fancy strip mall, like the ones I grew up near in the Chicago 'burbs.

Atlanta does not belong to the list.  It is so relentlessly full of manufactured- or self-conscious 'quirkiness' that you have
to believe its a disproportionate reaction to being surrounded on all sides by the reddest of rednecky jurisdictions.

When heading south out of the city (on I85, I think; its been a while), when you cross the Fulton/Cobb county line, you
can almost hear the physical 'CLICK' of the Redneck rectifier snapping on and your IQ drop 15 points.


What happens when you go into Dekalb county?
 
2013-05-10 06:15:52 PM

ten foiled hats: kwame: Florida ain't the South.

In FL, the farther north you go the farther south you are.


Excellent!
 
2013-05-10 06:18:17 PM
Just read TFA. ATL #1? No way! In Atlanta you can't see the rednecks for all the yuppies and hoodlums in the way.
 
2013-05-10 06:23:28 PM

special20: Cerebral Knievel: R.A.Danny: kwame: ManRay: kwame: I am constantly saying Atlanta is the least Southern city in the South. Second is Nashville.

Miami?

Florida ain't the South.

Tell Tallahassee that.

South Florida ain't the south

Look, by the coastline, you have the entire retired force of New York and New Jersey combined. It's the western parts, and central Florida that remain untouched by human progress. Head out toward Lake Okeechobee sometime... stay a spell... as they say there. You'll see that the redneck population is just flourishing in all it's dog-fighting, mudder tire, stars and bars flying, tobacco chewing, welder cap wearing glory.


You ain't kidding brother.

About 20 years ago a buddy and I were on a Florida roadtrip, just visiting people we knew. We were in Boca Raton and were headed to Tampa. So I plotted a direct course straight through the heart of the state. I saw things I had not seen my redneck East TN cousins do out there.
 
2013-05-10 06:34:18 PM

The Southern Dandy: backward shiathole, as are Nashville, Tulsa, Ft Worh, Arlington, Sacramento


Nashville, Ft Worth, Arlington, and Sac aren't backwards shiat holes. They have plenty of rednecks (not so much in Sacramento) but take it easy.

/used to live in Arlington, it's more suburban hell than super redneck, plenty of cities more redneck then them in DFW.
 
2013-05-10 06:41:00 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: RKade: I live in Sacramento. It is not a redneck city. It is a cesspool and only Rob, Arnie, and Dawn are worth listenin' to on that talkin' box what we got up over here shuck'mup.

The wife disagrees with Mesa, Az. as she came from a true trailer park town near there. "There's a difference between ranchers and rednecks."

The ranchers' pants don't have holes for one thing :P

Cesspools are populated exclusively by people who listen to Rob, Arnie and Dawn. That show and its listeners are literally the scum of society. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.


What's wrong with RAD?
 
2013-05-10 06:41:38 PM
that's just a list of 10 cities people have heard of.  the author would NEVER go to the real 'most redneck' towns in America.
 
2013-05-10 06:52:56 PM

atomicmask: something tells me the author wont do that.. Why are racist labels alright when used against whites but not against other races?


I've never met a redneck that was offended by that term, what are you whining about? White trash is the racist term dude, get it together.
 
2013-05-10 07:17:07 PM

Pharmdawg: DjangoStonereaver: downstairs: Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.

Exactly.  Atlanta is the most northern city in the South.  Anecdotal evidence here from a weekend visit, but the whole city seemed like a fancy strip mall, like the ones I grew up near in the Chicago 'burbs.

Atlanta does not belong to the list.  It is so relentlessly full of manufactured- or self-conscious 'quirkiness' that you have
to believe its a disproportionate reaction to being surrounded on all sides by the reddest of rednecky jurisdictions.

When heading south out of the city (on I85, I think; its been a while), when you cross the Fulton/Cobb county line, you
can almost hear the physical 'CLICK' of the Redneck rectifier snapping on and your IQ drop 15 points.

What happens when you go into Dekalb county?


(Checks map)

OK, so I got it wrong.  So help me I thought Cobb County was south of Fulton.

This would either be Coweta or Fayette, then.
 
2013-05-10 07:39:47 PM

Lucky LaRue: maddman: xxmedium: Shenanigans.

No Beckley, WV anywhere in the top 10. I'm officially calling "Shenanigans".

I have to agree with you there

Princeton makes Beckley look like a center for the arts.


Well, Beckley DOES have Tamarack......

I have to agree with someone earlier though, WV is more "hillbilly" than "redneck" and I'm actually rather glad of that. Hillbilly is something that is ingrained in you, redneck is an affectation.
 
2013-05-10 07:52:31 PM
Also left out...  How does the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame not end up on a list like this?

radio.foxnews.com
 
2013-05-10 07:53:06 PM
Some dumb internet mother farker has never been to Alabama.
 
2013-05-10 08:01:20 PM

clovercat: I know these are towns but for completeness I added these.

Top 11 In correct order:
1. Arab, Al
2, Gurley, Al
3. Cullman, Al
4. Enterprise, Al
5. Albertville, Al
6. Boaz, Al
7. Fyffe, Al
8. Jasper, Al
9. Daleville, Al
10. Montgomery, Al
11.  Any other city in Alabama

Mesa, AZ is as sophisticated as Vienna, Austria in comparison to any of them. In fact, many people from Alabama travel abroad to Mesa to get exposed to culture.


Thank you. I was going to say just get a dart and an Alabama map and you'll beat this list every time.

/grew up in Alabama
//nice place to be from
 
2013-05-10 08:08:32 PM
not a single city from the Deep South or WV. BS list is BS.
 
2013-05-10 08:10:24 PM

99.998er: Another Government Employee: bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.

It depends on your Area Code.  Anything inside 404, no.  Outside, yes.

1/3 correct. 770 & 678 also apply.


How do I know you have never spent time in Henry or Douglas Counties?
 
2013-05-10 08:11:10 PM

95629: Also left out...  How does the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame not end up on a list like this?

[radio.foxnews.com image 656x410]


Good point.
 
2013-05-10 08:11:24 PM

hej: I would argue it's more the Kansas side of Kansas City that's redneck.


only if you confuse ghettos with trailer parks.
 
2013-05-10 08:27:22 PM

clovercat: I know these are towns but for completeness I added these.

Top 11 In correct order:
1. Arab, Al
2, Gurley, Al
3. Cullman, Al
4. Enterprise, Al
5. Albertville, Al
6. Boaz, Al
7. Fyffe, Al
8. Jasper, Al
9. Daleville, Al
10. Montgomery, Al
11.  Any other city in Alabama

Mesa, AZ is as sophisticated as Vienna, Austria in comparison to any of them. In fact, many people from Alabama travel abroad to Mesa to get exposed to culture.


Lol, dude at my work's whole family moved here from Alabama.

/yeah he's a Tide fan
 
2013-05-10 08:30:56 PM
i'll just leave this here

http://vimeo.com/7576633
 
2013-05-10 08:39:58 PM
Mesa? Lived there 13 years but never thought of it as redneck and I've lived Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and some other western states. So I think I know what redneck looks like.

Mesa used to feel quite Midwestern although mostly Mormon. Now it's populated mostly by asshole SOCAL refugees driving up the housing prices.
 
2013-05-10 08:50:15 PM
Ok, having lived in the valley for +30 years, let me just say....Mesa is in no way, shape, or form redneck. Yeah, there are some trailer parks around, but those are mostly in Apache Junction, which is about 100X more redneck than Mesa. Mesa is a bunch of mormons and mexicans
 
2013-05-10 09:07:49 PM

Another Government Employee: 99.998er: Another Government Employee: bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.

It depends on your Area Code.  Anything inside 404, no.  Outside, yes.

1/3 correct. 770 & 678 also apply.

How do I know you have never spent time in Henry or Douglas Counties?



Because I can read & write.
 
2013-05-10 09:14:33 PM
Redneck cities that don't include Cincinnati Ohio, Indianapolis, Indiana and not a single city in Kentucky? Lame list. Very lame.

West "by God" Virginia is a redneck state.
 
2013-05-10 09:18:41 PM

clovercat: I know these are towns but for completeness I added these.

Top 11 In correct order:
1. Arab, Al
2, Gurley, Al
3. Cullman, Al
4. Enterprise, Al
5. Albertville, Al
6. Boaz, Al
7. Fyffe, Al
8. Jasper, Al
9. Daleville, Al
10. Montgomery, Al
11.  Any other city in Alabama

Mesa, AZ is as sophisticated as Vienna, Austria in comparison to any of them. In fact, many people from Alabama travel abroad to Mesa to get exposed to culture.


I think you'll find that Montgomery isn't quite as "redneck" as you apparently believe, since it's majority black and at least half of it looks like a post-apocalyptic abandoned city.
 
2013-05-10 09:20:14 PM

Theeng: I remember getting called a redneck by northerners while I was in Knoxville, while on the college campus.

I thought it was hilarious honestly.


I remember being called a Yankee by folks living in Iuka (eye-ukah) Mississippi, and Charlotte South Carolina, And I'm from Richmond Virginia.

some of the folks in SC seemed like they wanted to blame me for Richmond surrendering. and I have had folks in PA try to blame me for things that occurred in Mobile Alabama.

I actually got ran out of South Carolina..
 
2013-05-10 09:24:39 PM

Unoriginal_Username: bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.

Pretty much yeah. If you want redneck, head to south ga. Or anywhere outside of Atlanta.


I live in Loganville...about 30 miles from downtown Atlanta.  Half of my neighbors are black....I know for sure they are not rednecks.
 
2013-05-10 10:13:21 PM

bulldg4life: This list is silly. Atlanta isn't redneck.

Now, if you go 45 minutes in any direction, then it is redneck. But, inside the city limits it isn't.


Its close to an hour now, Atlanta is no where close to redneck, upper half is hipster and the south side is carry your gat or risk it......

Stupid list
 
2013-05-10 10:14:58 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Redneck and ghetto are almost identical except location.


Except rednecks don't shoot each other
 
2013-05-10 10:15:32 PM

Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.


THIS. Whomever wrote this list has never beenout to deliverance country.
 
2013-05-10 10:56:34 PM
Like a virus, they offer code to embed their slideshow on your webpage.

/say no to slideshows
 
2013-05-10 11:27:46 PM
My friend in San Luis Obispo tells me Pismo Beach is redneckville.
 
2013-05-11 12:06:17 AM
media-cdn.tripadvisor.com

Described as: "A bunch of rednecks all decided they would live in the same place."

Home of the glorious mullet.
 
2013-05-11 12:12:17 AM

The Irresponsible Captain: [media-cdn.tripadvisor.com image 550x412]

Described as: "A bunch of rednecks all decided they would live in the same place."

Home of the glorious mullet.


Mullet is defined by rednecks is business in the front and party in the back.
 
2013-05-11 12:12:41 AM

indeebud: sigdiamond2000: "The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America" according to a person who doesn't know what a redneck is.

In all honesty, most people who use the term "Redneck" don't know what it means. lol

It's a Scottish term brought over from Scotland and blended into the Scot-Irish culture here on the East Coast.  It has something to do with a political/religious group that wore red scarves around their necks to signify which side they were on.  Only now in modern culture have we redefined it to be slang for poor, uneducated and/or trashy.


There is a difference between white trash and redneck. Rednecks are simply rural and can be intelligent in their own way. They usually lack urban sophistication and really could care less.  White trash can be found anywhere. Hillbillies are a different group altogether.
 
2013-05-11 12:16:24 AM

jmayson: Where does Fort Worth end and Arlington begin?


At the border, I would imagine.
 
2013-05-11 12:22:56 AM
The slideshow is complete silliness.  By definition a city cannot be redneck.  A city is too densely populated and full of modernity.
 
2013-05-11 12:25:11 AM

Uncle Pooky: jmayson: Where does Fort Worth end and Arlington begin?

At the border, I would imagine.


Dammit Uncle Pooky, what I have told you about taking me literally?  ;-)
 
2013-05-11 12:49:10 AM

Tenga: No Knoxville Tennessee? Come for the strip malls, stay for the ingrained, blatant racism.


Your profile says you're from Cleveland, TN.  The same Cleveland that is known for no reason other than the Ocoee River.  You know, the one from Deliverance.

So no, no Knoxville.   There are at least a few in line ahead of them.
 
2013-05-11 12:51:13 AM
America's elite, educated and mainstream media are so farking dumb it beggars belief.

A 'redneck' is a Scot who rebelled against unwarranted government in their lives through the auspices of religion. The red scarves they wore around their necks signified they were Covenanters. They rebelled against the rule of Bishops.

Naturally, this insistence of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience was flipped to mean dumb hick farmers.

And you're perpetuating it.

Rather than applauding rebellion against religion.
 
2013-05-11 01:07:04 AM
Clemkadidlefark:  A 'redneck' is a Scot who rebelled against unwarranted government in their lives through the auspices of religion. The red scarves they wore around their necks signified they were Covenanters. They rebelled against the rule of Bishops.

Yeah, none of that is true.
 
2013-05-11 01:09:32 AM

ninotchka: There is a difference between white trash and redneck. Rednecks are simply rural and can be intelligent in their own way. They usually lack urban sophistication and really could care less.  White trash can be found anywhere. Hillbillies are a different group altogether.


Exactly, crazy how so many people misapply these terms.
 
2013-05-11 09:12:02 AM
What a stupid article.
 
2013-05-11 11:34:37 AM

titwrench: TheJoe03: special20: I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.

Are those guys making Austin suck yet?

We aren't done farking up Portland yet. We have barely sent the scouts into Austin.


...dammitsomuch. That's funny though. I'm heading to Portland next week, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-05-11 11:44:44 AM

ninotchka: There is a difference between white trash and redneck. Rednecks are simply rural and can be intelligent in their own way. They usually lack urban sophistication and really could care less.  White trash can be found anywhere. Hillbillies are a different group altogether.


This.
 
2013-05-11 01:26:49 PM

Jeep2011: I vote for Bakersfield CA for the most Redneck city in CA.

But what the hell do I know I have just visited the place.

\Maybe we should decide what the definition of Redneck is or is not.
\Noticed more Confederate flags in WV than any other state in the US
\Do WV not know their history?


Bakersfield is over 60% hispanic. We have Nacos.
 
2013-05-11 01:27:27 PM

special20: titwrench: TheJoe03: special20: I would imagine the author may claim to be from Austin, but I'd bet you money the SOB was really born and raised in California.

Are those guys making Austin suck yet?

We aren't done farking up Portland yet. We have barely sent the scouts into Austin.

...dammitsomuch. That's funny though. I'm heading to Portland next week, so I'm getting a kick...


Everyone I know that moves out of San Diego goes to Portland, Austin or Asheville
 
2013-05-11 03:56:19 PM

The Southern Dandy: Atlanta doesn't belong on that list.  I live in Augusta for a year, and Atlanta was the ONLY place I've been in Georgia that WASN'T backwards.

I've never been to KC, so can't comment on that.
OKC is definitely a backward shiathole, as are Nashville, Tulsa, Ft Worh, Arlington, Sacramento (eh, not so much, but leave it on the list).


The Flaming Lips are from OKC and proud of it.  Tulsa's got the second most attended nightclub in the US and 11th in the world (Cain's Ballroom).  Live music is  huge in Oklahoma.  Both are, far and away, more redskin than redneck (heck, the state's name translates to English  literally as "red people").  Though the article seems to confuse Route 66 (of which there are up to 4 different routes through Tulsa, all of them save for the newest make local stops every block, and the newest is a regularly congested freeway) with the Creek Turnpike (which, for a few bucks, will take you from the Governor Joseph Turner Turnpike in Sapulpa, bypasses all the 66s entirely, running you through Jenks, well-off South Tulsa neighborhoods and Broken Arrow before dumping you on the William C Rogers Turnpike in Catoosa, nonstop.  Though it's a rare turnpike that has no services whatsoever, and thanks to removal of picnic areas and the Vinita concessions plaza closed on the Rogers Turnpike, if you're just passing through and don't want to leave the highway for anything, you better have trained for it: You'll go from the Bristow concessions plazas to nearly Joplin, Missouri without on-highway access to gas, bathrooms, food or a legal opportunity to stop that doesn't involve throwing money at a tollbooth.

Atlanta, yeah, a little weird that made the list. Sacramento, though?  I'm willing to extend that all the way to Berkeley and the San Fransisco waterfront, making a gradient fading out the farther west you go.  Surprisingly rural midwestern vibe in that part of the state despite the sprawling metropoli everywhere.

Surprised Midland, Texas didn't make the list for the Baby Jessica thing alone: The epilogue of that is everyone involved either went to prison (including the police officer, for diddling children), died (including the EMT who pulled her from the hole, Cobained himself in the middle of a Farm to Market Highway), or lost a foot (Jessica herself and presumably half of everyone else in that diabetic-looking crowd).
 
2013-05-11 04:07:32 PM

A Fark in the Dark: What about Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Home of the biggest rodeo in the US.  The Grandaddy of them all.  Frontier Days.  Sheesh.


Hell, Union Pacific Railroad's only passenger service also happens to be the world's longest passenger train.  It runs from Denver to Cheyenne arriving in time for the start of Frontier Days and departs for Denver after the conclusion.  They actually have to cut it and fill damn near all the platforms at Denver.
 
2013-05-11 04:11:26 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Pharmdawg: DjangoStonereaver: downstairs: Nabb1: Atlanta is #1?  Atlanta isn't even in the top ten of the most redneck cities in Georgia.

Exactly.  Atlanta is the most northern city in the South.  Anecdotal evidence here from a weekend visit, but the whole city seemed like a fancy strip mall, like the ones I grew up near in the Chicago 'burbs.

Atlanta does not belong to the list.  It is so relentlessly full of manufactured- or self-conscious 'quirkiness' that you have
to believe its a disproportionate reaction to being surrounded on all sides by the reddest of rednecky jurisdictions.

When heading south out of the city (on I85, I think; its been a while), when you cross the Fulton/Cobb county line, you
can almost hear the physical 'CLICK' of the Redneck rectifier snapping on and your IQ drop 15 points.

What happens when you go into Dekalb county?

(Checks map)

OK, so I got it wrong.  So help me I thought Cobb County was south of Fulton.

This would either be Coweta or Fayette, then.


I try not to stop in Coweta ever since a hawk dropped a rabbit on my windshield on 51B going through there.  I just take the Muskogee Turnpike through and don't even have to get off the cruise control unless the Pikepass lane is closed (then I get to stop and wait in a queue just so I can stop at the Coweta toll plaza just long enough for 'em to record my plate number at the cash lane...).
 
2013-05-11 04:20:24 PM

edmo: Mesa? Lived there 13 years but never thought of it as redneck and I've lived Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and some other western states. So I think I know what redneck looks like.

Mesa used to feel quite Midwestern although mostly Mormon. Now it's populated mostly by asshole SOCAL refugees driving up the housing prices.


Now you know what it's like to live in Portland, Oregon, except replace "days over 70 degrees" with "days of precipitation."  And throw in Detroit-levels of crime.
 
2013-05-12 01:33:21 AM

Jument: indeebud: sigdiamond2000: "The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America" according to a person who doesn't know what a redneck is.

In all honesty, most people who use the term "Redneck" don't know what it means. lol  

It's a Scottish term brought over from Scotland and blended into the Scot-Irish culture here on the East Coast.  It has something to do with a political/religious group that wore red scarves around their necks to signify which side they were on.  Only now in modern culture have we redefined it to be slang for poor, uneducated and/or trashy.

You're a blast at parties, obviously.


Yeah, it's a real shame my interests have moved from puking up Jell-O Shots and dancing badly with wannabe men like you to talking about history with the grown-ups.
 
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