Thursday, January 04, 2007

Do YOU know the difference?

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Can you tell the difference between a hillbily and a redneck?

A. Rednecks are from Earnhardt, hillbillies are from Jeff Gordon.

B. Hillbillies eat more pounds of vienna sausage ("vi-EEN-ies") per capita, say it's for pate-like texture.

C. Hillbillies: Weep over Dolly Parton. Rednecks: Weep over Patsy Cline.

D. Rednecks: Keep "Nix Dixie Chicks" bumper sticker on '74 Camaro up on blocks in the yard. Hillbillies: Keep "Nix Dixie Chicks" bumper sticker on '73 GTO up on blocks in the yard.

Hmm. I exhibit a couple of characteristics (weeping over both Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline, and I did always think they were pronounced "vie-EE-nuhz"), but I don't think I qualify for either moniker.
...mental images of a rusted single-wide trailer, a battered domestic automobile -- heavily coated with Bondo and adorned with some numeric tribute to Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- and an oversize satellite dish.
Our single wide didn't have one single spot of rust on it. Not one.

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