I do believe that the Redneck would find a way to put those Swamp Hillbillies on leashes and use them for something positive.:image035:
Plus, one of my team leaders was a straight-up coon ass from the bayou, and he was as tough as any of the Redneck Riviera types I grew up with, and then some. Also, he had one hell of a sense of humor, so if he couldn't whoop ya he'd get you to laughing so hard you whooped yourself...
As far as being a Code Talker - the only problem I see with that is that half of his kin couldn't understand him, either!
I hail from the Piedmont region of the Appalachian Mountains here in West Virginia. I'm totally "Redneck" all the way.
The origins of the term redneck actually go back to the 1930's in a number of disputes in West Virginia. A large group of unionized miners marched south to Logan County, to pressure the mine owners there to allow their miners to become unionized. To identify themselves, the miners all wore red bandannas around their necks. The publicity associated with the battles and the subsequent court cases created the term red-necks, and at that time they were viewed as the good guys in the conflict.
Well my extended family include Hillbillies, Rednecks, Swampers and River-rats.
From that perspective (assuming equal attitude/motivation), I say the terrain and technology would decide the issue.
I have only watched that show a couple time and in each case it looked loaded for one side.
"What kinda women you been hanging round with?"
hmmm i had another thought to add to that how about the hillbillys or rednecks vs. good ole CO, WY, MT etc. ranchers/cowboys
Just a thought, what would happen if a redneck and a hillbetty(female hillbilly, a term I just made up) got married?
Redneck is a term indicative of occupation. When the mule and hand plow were the only means available to the farmer, the strap from the mules halter were worn around the farmers neck & shoulder. The strap would rub the back of the farmer's neck red raw, hence the term "Red Neck".
A "Swamp Hillbilly" would be more indicative of place. One who lives in or near a swampy area in hilly terrain. There is no indication of level of health, fitness or fighting abaility involved with the term.
Since the shotgun, pitchfork, axe, and hammer are all involved in farming I would give an easy nod to the farming Redneck!
Here is the end game...
Redneck commonderes motorboat, attempting to exit the swamp, the hillbillie emerges from the water under a gator skin with bowie knife in the teeth and .357 firing last round, which wounds redneck, redneck turns, fires both barrels, hits hillbillie center mass, but hillbillie has already thrown bowie, and the bowie is lodged squarely between rednecks eyes. Redneck falls backwards out of the boat and both slowly sink into the murk below. (fade)
Remember alot of the Confederacy were Rednecks, Swamp hillbillies are dumber then a rock!
I am a Redneck, i have a Confederacy Flag neatly folded in my drawer!
Well, my family are originally Yanks, but I was born and raised in VA in a couple different areas.
I don't know which would win, I will say if it was on either of their home territory, they home team would win.