The term also has some synonyms depending on the area such as: cracker in Georgia and Florida, hillbilly in Appalachia and white trash. A stereotypical redneck has a beer belly, lives in a trailer, drives a pickup truck, enjoys hunting, and votes Republican.Redneck is often used to refer to the stereotype of a southern U. The term is often but not always pejorative, in the same sense as hayseed."Yes, I'm a real southern boy," Billy admitted over drinks with reporters at his gas station across from campaign headquarters."I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer." When asked about his family, he got off one of the best quips of the entire campaign: "My mother went into the Peace Corps when she was sixty-eight.One of the most popular TV shows of all time is turned into a fall-down funny movie, as the Clampett clan strikes "black gold" and moves to Southern California, tries to get Jed hitched and encounters a pair of swindlers out to steal their fortune.
"If he didn't know something about subject, he would go find out about it, so that if you had an argument the next time, he would be the expert on it." Not only did Billy help his brother by running the warehouse well, but he was a political asset in conservative states like Texas, reassuring many of Carter's genuine southern credentials.My one sister is a motorcycle freak, my other sister is a Holy Roller evangelist and my brother is running for president.I'm the only sane one in the family." President Carter later wrote that the press found Billy to be "something of a country philosopher," and that "he took advantage of the chance to present the other side of the Carter family -- not so serious, full of fun and laughter." There was more to this "redneck country bumpkin" than most press accounts revealed.The boy went everywhere with his father, and neighbors recounted how much Billy seemed to take after his daddy. Earl died suddenly of cancer in 1953, the sixteen-year-old was devastated.Billy later admitted he was "mad as hell" when Jimmy, who had been away in the navy since Billy was six, returned to take over the family business everyone had assumed would fall to him.Some of my redneck buddies don't even know what the word "etiquette" means, but they practice it.