Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 03:27:30 -0500 From: "David A. Johns" Subject: Re: Neck hue. At 01:23 PM 10/27/97 -0600, Brian Callarman wrote: > 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". Do we have two different concerns being expressed here? Are some people concerned about how those *included* in the terms would feel about it, while others (including me) are concerned about how those who are *excluded* would feel. -- David Johns Waycross College Waycross, GA 31501