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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Know Your Local Redneck

Do you know where the term red neck is from? I thought I knew. but the reality of it was face melting for a history nerd like me.

It was a pack of unionized coal miners from west virginia going to fight some fedral troops blocking unions from working. the army had machine guns and the miners had their hunting rifles. to distinguish themselves from the facists, the miners tied red bandanas around their necks.

hence, your rednecks.