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Bluenecks

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Lynne, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. Lynne

    Lynne

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    Bluenecks are simply the opposite of Rednecks.

    ( Because of Redneck jokes, here are some takes on how Southern folks look at Northerners (or how Northerners sometimes think of themselves).

    YOU JUST MIGHT BE A BLUE NECK IF...

    1.. Instead of referring to two or more people as Y'all," you call them "you guys," even if both of them are women.

    2.. You think barbecue is a verb meaning "to cook outside."

    3.. You think Heinz Ketchup is REALLY SPICY.

    4.. You would never stop to buy something somebody was cooking on the side of the road. (e.g, boiled peanuts).

    5.. You don't have any problems pronouncing "Worcestershire sauce" correctly.

    6.. For breakfast, you would prefer potatoes-au-gratin to grits.

    7.. You don't know what a moon pie is.

    8.. You've never had an RC Cola.

    9.. You've never, ever eaten okra -- fried, boiled, or pickled

    10.. You eat fried chicken with a knife and fork.

    11.. You've never seen a live chicken, and the only cows you've seen are on road trips.

    12.. You have no idea what a polecat is.

    13.. You don't see anything wrong with putting a sweater on your dog.

    14.. You don't have bangs.

    15.. You would rather have your son become a lawyer than grow up to get his own TV fishing show.

    16.. You drink either "Pop" or "Soda"- instead of "Cokes."

    17.. You've never eaten and don't know how to make a tomato sandwich.

    18.. You have never planned your summer vacation around a gun-'n-knife show.

    19.. You think more money should go to important scientific research at your university than to pay the salary of the head football coach.

    20.. You don't even have one can of WD-40 somewhere around the house.

    21.. The last time you smiled was when you blocked someone from getting on an on-ramp to the highway.

    22.. You don't have any hats in your closet that advertise feed stores.

    23.. You have more than one professional sports team in your home state.

    24.. You call binoculars opera glasses.

    25.. You can't spit out the car window without pulling over to the side of the road and stopping.

    26.. You don't know anyone with at least two first names (i.e., Joe Bob, Faye Ellen, Billy Ray, Mary Jo, Bubba Dean, Joe Dan, Mary Alice)

    27.. You don't know any women with male names (i.e., Tommie, Bobbie, Johnnie, Jimmie)

    28.. You don't have Maw-maw's & Pawpaw's.

    29.. You get freaked out when people on the subway talk to you.

    30.. None of your fur coats are homemade.

    Author Unknown (probably a Redneck)
     

  2. C-pher

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    Well, DUH! That's not right. Barbecue means using wood and smoke and cooking slow. Grilling is cooking over high heat outside.

    And I don't think that would fair correctly on this board, because I bet several of us have.
     
  3. Lynne

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    Then I guess that means you're not a Blueneck, C. [lol]
     
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    Yea, cause I was reading a lot of those, and understood them, and knew most of them. LOL!

    But then, I did grow up a southern boy.
     
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    You know, that just made me think of a funny story.l

    So, my mom's up here visiting. She's living in Memphis.

    Anyway, my mom's got that southern bell accent...and she was up here and my daughter was sitting on the kitchen floor playing with the pots and pans.

    My Mom asked her what she was doing and Hadley said, "Cooking."

    When my Mom asked what she was cooking, Hadley said, "Suppah"

    My mom almost fainted. She gasps, and I'm not kidding, Gasps and screams, "MY GRANDBABY SPEAKS YANKEE!"

    I about died laughing.

    I wish that I had some pictures, but you can see my Mom's place in Memphis here... www.mantias.com
     
  6. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    Hmmm, how many "bluenecks" in Georgia?

    Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Flames.

    edited to add: Atlanta Hawks.
     
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    Tennessee Titans, Memphis Grizzlys, Nashville Predators.

    NOLA Saints, NOLA Hornets

    Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Dolphins

    I'll agree with FPrice, there's a lot of Southern towns with them.
     
  8. Grifter

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    I would have to agree with the fact that I am totally without a doubt a Blueneck. Except for the ketchup ( I love spicy spicy food) and the potatos for breakfast ( I prefer eggos).

    And I guess I would have to consider myself a true blooded blueneck because I believe that people who say pop instead of soda are just savages! [twisted]
     
  9. MrsWildweasel

    MrsWildweasel Moderator NES Member

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    Growing up on the other coast. It was Pop. Just like a grinder here is a hoagie back home. It's all in what area you're from. I had culture shock moving here.
     
  10. dwarven1

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    I reckon I'm a blueneck... some of those hit home. Although... fried chicken with a knife and fork? Not for years.

    As for okra... no way, no how. And considering that an awful lot of farmers have college degrees, I'm not real sure that 19 is very accurate!

    Ross
     
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    Air, door, and square are all two-syllable words.
    There are no 'R's in the word 'harbor.' 'China' and 'Cuba,' on the other hand, end in 'R.'
    Or is that my rural Yankee dialect?
    JT
     
  12. Nickle

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    Hell, I guess that means most of us Woodchucks are like Southerners.

    Y'all down in Southern New England do talk funny. Eat funny, too, sometimes.
     
  13. TonyD

    TonyD One Shot One Maggie's Drawers

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    "What's good enough for other folks just ain't good enough for me and my RC, me and my RC!" [wink]
     
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    I'm with you Tony, RC is absolutely the BEST Cola out there.
     
  15. dwarven1

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    Sorry, gotta agree with Berke Breathed on this one: all cola tastes like malted battery acid to me. [roll]
     

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