ANSWERS: 36
  • it depends on the context in which it was being used but i would say yes it is offensive
  • I don't think so.
  • Only if you are one!haha
  • I would say so...I think it would be better to refer to a person as a "good ole southern boy" than "redneck". I think the "good ole southern boys" should really be the ones to answer this question, though.
  • well, i guess a redneck would take offence...
  • I would take offense to it. But it depends on the person. About 88% of America takes "Redneck" offensivley.(According to what I tihnk.)
  • all depends where you come from in scotland redneck means to be embarresed
  • Usually only to those that think they aren't one (but come from an area or family where they flourish) Most of the rednecks I know are fine with it, even proud
  • Not to me it ain't.
  • I would take it offensive. To me, being called a redneck is sort of like being called a hillbilly.
  • It is offensive only to those who are foolish enough to let it offend them. ..... ..... ...By most souces you could say i have a few redneck characteristics...but even if someone makes a joke about them, i just smile because i can find joy in the joke. .... ....one of the truest proverbs i have ever heard...i urge those who read this to consider it. ... ..."Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused."
  • It can be to those that aren't one, but to those who are, they are usually proud to hold the title.
  • Well its kinda like the word "nigger" but more accepted. Rednecks know theyre rednecks and other rednecks call them rednecks. But the difference is given teh situation - a non redneck who calles someone a redneck is an offensive manner, the word will be.
  • You can call me a redneck..... I have been called worse. I believe it depends on how you say it and to who. ;)
  • Not to anyone here since a real redneck has never scene a computer.
  • "Redneck" is usually someone who spends a lot of time outdoors: farming, fishing, hunting, or work in an outdoor trade like roofing or other types of construction. The sun burns the back of their necks, so the term "redneck" usually is not offensive to those of us who are. It has come to describe people who may not be as sophisticated as their wealthy neighbors, but if I ever need help, I'll knock on the redneck's door before the house with the Beemer in the driveway.
  • Hell No, I'm a redneck woman!
  • Only when used in conjunction with another offensive word(e.g. Fu**in' Redneck.)
  • If I use it, yes! Ask my bear!!
  • It's supposed to be. However, many people who can be described as rednecks openly and proudly call themselves that, so it doesn't really work as an insult anymore.
  • it can be. depends on... -where, who, why, how one says/uses the word. ex:1-if you happen to be in a trashy trailer park, not be a redneck & have a way to contact help, you may not wanna even whisper that word ex:2-saw a crazy show called "my big fat redneck wedding" (???-google it) where arriving on ATVs, roast squirrel, turkey testicles are considered NORMAL & CLASSY!
  • not to me and I are one
  • Nope. As a matter of fact, it use to be a compliment of sorts. : )
  • Used to be, until it was embraced by 'rednecks' Now there are poets, commedians and more who wear it as a badge of honor!
  • Nope, not as far as I'm concerned. It's a term that uppity liberals call southerners who are solidly pro-American...and love our good old USofA. They did it t'try 'n piss us off. Didn't work. I'd rather be called a Redneck (that's with a CAPITAL "R") than a whiney left wing American-last liberal any dang day!
  • I don't think so.
  • I don't think it is but i guess it depends who you call a redneck.
  • I'm from Ky. If you call the right person around town a redneck, you will be smiled at and patted on the back. However,....If you call the wrong person a redneck, there is a chance you could end up in the nearest emergency room. Real rednecks are proud to be such. Normal folks, or should I say the people unwilling to conform to what everyone perceives Kentuckians to be like, aren't so willing to accept the word with a smile.
  • It depends who you're asking. I'm from Tennessee, and I would find it offensive if someone called me a redneck. However, I know people who proudly call themselves rednecks.
  • Now it seems to be. It started years ago when people called country folk farmers "Redneck". It was because their neck was red from the sun.(plowing all day behind a mule) Back then people didn't try to get tans so their body was snow white and so their necks looked red. My grandfather was part Indian and it wasn't popular so he wore long sleeves, gloves and a scarf around his neck so he wouldn't look red or have a red neck. Long answer, but now in some places it's a slam in others it's a honor to be called a "Redneck".
  • Only if you think you aren't a redneck. If you know you're a redneck, you don't mind it . . . so I've been told! :)
  • there are a lot of people proud to be a red neck. I'm half redneck on my mothers side and half nigger on my father's side.
  • It depends often on who uses it. If you live in the South or are a redneck, it's appropriate as a term of self description. Also, if you are just referring to the subculture (for instance calling a band "Redneck Metal") it is fine. However, the word can be offensive when used disparagingly. For example, a Northerner who moves South, and then complains about everybody being a bunch of ignorant rednecks could be offensive. I find it especially hypocritical when someone who considers themselves to be "progressive" uses the term to degrade, when rednecks are generally poor, and the word is obviously of very classist origins (a white man who does manual labor in the Southern sun and gets red neck),
  • I do not know its meaning but it seems an offensive word.
  • Jeff Foxworthy made the word mainsteam but it accurately describes a segment of society 2B sure lol
  • I would say yes...directed as southern rural people...not very nice

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