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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
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