Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 13:23:33 -0600 From: Brian James Callarman Subject: Neck hue. I suppose that the term "red neck" carries a different conotation to the people of different regions. Personally, when I read the message about the high school sophomores who made the T-shirts in question, racial discrimination was about the last thing that crossed my mind. I grew up in a very rural part of Central Texas and "red neck" has always been a part of my personal lexicon, but it has never really meant anything more than someone who was a farmer-type. It carries about the same meaning as "ploy-boy" or "country-boy". Maybe there is a little bit of humor associated with the term "red-neck" in my dialect. At any rate, I was interested in asking the high school teacher who wrote the second message on this subject(unfortunately I already deleted it), the one who was strongly opposed to the message of the T-shirts: Where are you from and what kind of conotation does "red neck" carry in your dialect? Brian Callarman