What Makes One ''White Trash''?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/03/2013|
Tattoos, unless you are black or spanish then it makes you black or spanish trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/01/2011|
If you bother to work at all, you spend your paycheck on beer and lottery tickets instead of feeding and clothing your family.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/01/2011|
I have no idea, OP
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/01/2011|
Leaving the wheels uncovered on your double-wide
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/01/2011|
R3, redneck is not synonymous with white trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/01/2011|
Walmart, chain-smoking, and denim jackets.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/01/2011|
Did any member of your family not graduate from high school?
Ding! Ding! Ding!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/02/2011|
Tattoos, cigarettes, canned beer, shopping at Target and Walmart.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/02/2011|
Going to Brown.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/02/2011|
Wearing a bra with straps under a strapless gown. %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/02/2011|
We call them new money.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/02/2011|
"Trashy" and "white trash" are a bit different... white trash has all the elements of trashy, but adds a few extra things.
Trashy folk may shop at Walmart and drink cheap beer, but in general many in the family have jobs and there's a semblance of caring about things: the kids, the pets, the property.
White trash is weak chin, watery eyes, disconcerting resemblance to one's own cousins and uncles/aunts, possible incest, possible child abuse, definite alcoholism, possible pill problems, no one with any hint of a job, and a complete indifference to either keeping up your property or giving a damn what anyone thinks about it. White trash is also almost a caste, going back generations ("Those Perkins have always been white trash; even your great-grandmother said so").
Trashy folks give their kids McDonalds all the time. White trash forgets to feed the kids, puts Kool-Aid in the baby's bottle, and often gives the youngsters a puff on a cigarette or a pull on a beer as a reward or incentive.
If you drive through the South, you'll see plenty of trashy trailer parks. But real white trash lives outside mean little towns, often in a fucked-up double-wide trailer all on its own on a mess of soggy dirt. There might be mangy dogs running around and an old-fashioned 8-foot satellite dish in the yard (next to old cars up on blocks). There is no evidence that any man in the family owns a shirt or knows how to put it on. And there will be nothing of value inside the trailer... except guns.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/02/2011|
R13, Another jewel.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/02/2011|
I hate saying "white trash." But I know exactly what it means.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/02/2011|
your mother was ever the governor of Alaska
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/02/2011|
Liking Miracle Whip on Wonder Bread with American Cheese.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/02/2011|
My boyfriend's niece - a white girl with 3 black babies by 3 different fathers, has never had a job, on government assistance (but always seems to have pot and cigarettes), lives in government housing, didn't graduate from high school, does not have a driver's license, currently dating a Mexican gang member.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/02/2011|
Putting Pepsi in your baby's bottle.%0D %0D Opening canned food, taking out a couple of spoonfuls, and then putting the can into the fridge.%0D %0D Setting a food container (milk carton, cereal box, Chez Whiz jar) directly on the table.%0D %0D Having magazines sitting in a pile next to the toilet.%0D %0D Saying "dishrag" instead of "dishcloth".%0D %0D Piling dirty dishes in the sink without rinsing them off.%0D %0D Drinking directly out of the kitchen faucet.%0D %0D Drinking directly out of the milk or juice carton.%0D %0D Considering fruit cocktail to be "fruit".%0D %0D Using Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise.%0D %0D Using ragged bathroom towels. %0D %0D Not changing your underwear every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/02/2011|
[quote]Drinking directly out of the kitchen faucet.%0D %0D Drinking directly out of the milk or juice carton.%0D %0D Oh, come on. Everybody does these two things.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/02/2011|
Like John Waters says, 'poor white trash' is the last acceptable racist term in America.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/02/2011|
Ranch or French dressing on your Iceberg lettuce salad.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/02/2011|
[quote]Setting a food container (milk carton, cereal box, Chez Whiz jar) directly on the table.%0D %0D Mary!%0D %0D [quote]Oh, come on. Everybody does these two things.%0D %0D No... not filling a glass of water from the tap (although, ew). This means literally putting your mouth down into the stream of water as if it were a water fountain.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/02/2011|
Having your water shut off and meeting your family's needs for water by using the abandoned swimming pool in your front yard. It's thick and green, but I guess you can still make soup out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/02/2011|
This is my personal opinion, but for me, nothing spells WHITE TRASH to me like tattoos.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/02/2011|
Bathing your toddler every Saturday night whether they need it or not. They wear a camp t-shirt and only a diaper while carrying a NASCAR bottle filled with coke bare foot at Kroger while you are buying a 24 can suit case of beer with the last amount left on your EFBT card%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/02/2011|
Not knowing that barefoot is one word.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/02/2011|
Look no further than Sarah Palin and her dysfunctional brood. They are trash beyond belief.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/02/2011|
If you mistreat your kids, spouse, or animals and having a yard that looks like a garbage dump, you are white trash even if you have a job.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/02/2011|
If this were a thread called "What Makes One 'Black Trash'?", people would be calling everyone else racist and demanding F&F.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/02/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/02/2011|
I have a black friend from Trinidad that gets very upset when people use the term "White Trash." She thinks calling anyone "trash" distasteful and highly disrespectful. Refreshing.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/02/2011|
Among the elite down South --
If **both** your grandmothers did not attend college, then you are white trash. This is a very handy tool when ranking people or families.
It's a foregone assumption that both your GFs graduated from college. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Extra points if a grandmother attended a Seven Sisters school; Mary Baldwin College is OK, too.
This is changing somewhat, but it used to be that if your family was not a mainstay in the local Episcopal parish, then you were "lesser aristocracy" in the eyes of many.
There are still some places in the South (looking at you Savannah, Charleston, Richmond, Columbia, Montgomery, etc.) where the right pedigree, right educational choices, and right marriages mean you are a member of Southern aristocracy whether or not you personally are poor as a church mouse, crazy as a loon, or a dismal deviate.
Families who are NOT white trash never use the term white trash, BTW.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/02/2011|
"Tattoos, cigarettes, canned beer, shopping at Target and Walmart."%0D %0D Having a tattoo (one or a few, not dozens), smoking cigrettes, drinking canned beer and shopping at Target and Walmart does not automatically make someone "white trash", you dumb cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/02/2011|
You molest your children.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/02/2011|
Why's everyone looking at me, y'all?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/02/2011|
I have no problem with the term if it's based on design choices and not genetics or ancestry. I consider the infamous "People of Walmart" trash. You may be fat or bad looking from a genetic standpoint, but that didn't force you to wear the string bikini top and short shorts.
Nobody forced you to let your trailer get rundown and littered with lawn ornaments. A Budweiser beer crocheted hat? Baby NAASCAR t-shirts? To me, White Trash and Redneck share many similarities.
And finally, really bad grammar. I'm not talking typos and misspellings. I'm talking double and triple negatives. "He an him don't not come here no more." I'm pretty forgiving about the small stuff (being guilty of lots of typos), but c'mon. Education is available. Try it.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/02/2011|
Love of all things cheap but in a damaged/diseased/knock-off/Made in Guatemala cheap, not an excellence-on-sale cheap.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/02/2011|
Becoming a grandparent before age 35.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/02/2011|
Not having a right shoe for your right foot and a left shoe for your left foot. I'm not even getting picky about whether or not they match.
Charging me for three generic razor blade packs when I only purchased two. What the fuck are you going to do with $2 plus tax, you Walgreens Walrus? I'm glad you caught a belly ring infection at the pool.
When you yell, 'Hey Mister, can I get a ride home? My sister left me at the bar' at 1am when I'm busy calling my cat into the house, I know you're white trash.
If you are missing front teeth and you are employed, you are white trash. There is no excuse for that. It's spooky. Teeth come before rent and car payments. Make it happen. For Jesus.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/02/2011|
Living off the government
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/02/2011|
Trailer park tattoos and piercings are the ultimate of pure trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/02/2011|
"No... not filling a glass of water from the tap (although, ew). This means literally putting your mouth down into the stream of water as if it were a water fountain."%0D %0D Not everybody puts their ENTIRE MOUTH on a milk or juice carton, and guzzles straight from the kitchen faucet, R23. But apparently you do, and saying "everybody does it" makes you feel better.%0D %0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 43||08/02/2011|
Letting your dog sleep in the bed with you.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/02/2011|
[quote]There are still some places in the South (looking at you Savannah, Charleston, Richmond, Columbia, Montgomery, etc.) where the right pedigree, right educational choices, and right marriages mean you are a member of Southern aristocracy whether or not you personally are poor as a church mouse, crazy as a loon, or a dismal deviate.
Charleston's St. Cecelia Ball, the country's oldest debutante ball, will supposedly take girls who are trailer-park poor as long as they have the correct lineage and such.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/02/2011|
Does the debutante ball take black girls wo are descended from the aristocracy?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||08/02/2011|
Use of the word "witchoose," as in "I'm goin witchoose guys."
|by Anonymous||reply 47||08/02/2011|
Arguing over who is more vulgar while a pack of plutocrats loots the US Treasury.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||08/02/2011|
There was a biracial girl when my sister came out. Her father was white and from a very old family and her mother was black. She was the first one ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||08/02/2011|
when your house is mobile, but your car ain't
|by Anonymous||reply 50||08/02/2011|
It's like pornography: difficult to pin down precisely but you know it when you see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||08/02/2011|
A Tooth-To-Tatto ratio of 1:3 or less.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||08/02/2011|
[quote]while you are buying a 24 can suit case of beer with the last amount left on your EFBT card
Sorry, but you can't buy booze with EBT card. Believe me, I've tried.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||08/02/2011|
The lack of education makes a person "white trash". Not only do white trash not have educations, they are proud of this fact. Aimless, shiftless and ignorant. This makes one white trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||08/02/2011|
Typical east coast elite attitude, R54.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||08/02/2011|
Killing one's boyfriend with a spiked heel to the head.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||08/02/2011|
[quote]Did any member of your family not graduate from high school?
Sorry not always true. I know several people who didn't and they are very well read and came from middle class families.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||08/02/2011|
The Trinity of White Trash: Cigarettes, tattoos and missing teeth. Other giveaways: Ill-fitting clothes, trucker caps, off-springs with many different last names.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||08/02/2011|
Girls who use home bleaching kits and don't touch up their roots and usually they are still cut in mullets.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||08/02/2011|
The minute a white trash woman gets some money, she gets a boob job as in "Ah'm gonna buy me some new titties! Big'uns!"
|by Anonymous||reply 60||08/02/2011|
True story about some unfortunate relative related by marriage only, thank god. He got a settlement of 350K for a job injury which is not much but still you would think he'd either bank it for a rainy day or pay off some bills. What did he do? He got a big new pick up truck for him and new car for his slatternly mother, tit job and tummy tuck for the common law wife, gold chains and ghetto gear for the common law wife's wigger son and spent every last dime in a few months. Now that's white trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||08/02/2011|
Coming on a thread like this to feign outrage and stating "What if we started a 'What Makes One Ghetto Trash?' thread? I'm sure all of the pc-types would be outraged!" knowing full-well they'd participate in that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||08/02/2011|
Your employer has a teeth optional policy.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||08/02/2011|
If I were handed 350k, I would put it away and only use the interest. Of course, the interest wouldn't be a huge amount of money but it would cover monthly bills and some of the mortgage. I guess I'm not white trash if I think like that, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||08/02/2011|
Tattoos, illegitimate children, high school dropout, missing teeth, and having a criminal record are the essential ingredients.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||08/02/2011|
When we think of white trash, we automatically think Brooklyn!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||08/02/2011|
I think the illegitimate children thing is no longer a big deal, no matter where you fall on the socioeconomic ladder. If I want to have a child with a surrogate, is the child illegitimate?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||08/02/2011|
R67- If you don't have a stable home, income, and partner before you father the child, then my answer is yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||08/02/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 69||08/02/2011|
My sister inherited $250K from my mother, and blew it all within 6 moniths on a new truck, a fishing boat and trailer, a big TV and a gambling binge in Laughlin, Nevada.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||08/02/2011|
Smoking generic off-brand cigarettes instead of name-brand cigarettes.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||08/02/2011|
Any combination of the following:%0D %0D 1. Most of your neighbors are not white.%0D %0D 2. You grew up in a home with wheels and/or currently live in a home with wheels.%0D %0D 3. Never graduating from high school.%0D %0D 4. Missing teeth.%0D %0D 5. Growing up in some flyover state (especially in the South) in a town called B*mblefuck.%0D %0D 6. No gifts on Christmas growing up.%0D %0D 7. Your wardrobe consists of t-shirts and jeans.%0D %0D 8. Your parents are cousins.%0D %0D 9. Your parents are alcoholics and/or drug addicts.%0D %0D 10. You have more tats and/or piercings than you can count.%0D %0D 11. You shop at Wal-Mart or any other dollar type store on a regular basis.%0D %0D 12. You are on welfare or any other type of public assistance.%0D %0D 13. You grew up in a family who collected welfare or any other type of public assistance.%0D %0D 14. Your car is older than you are and it's not a collector's item.%0D %0D 15. You lost your virginity to a family member.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||08/02/2011|
Appear on Real Housewives of New jersey.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||08/02/2011|
Your can have money yet still be white trash, IE:, any of "The Real Housewives", those women are nothing but trash.
The New Yawker housewives with the heavy accents really kill me as much as the California gold diggers(Camille Grammar) living off their exes millions. They are trashy and dumb, they belong in trailer parks.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||08/02/2011|
Ones parents need to be mostly caucasian with a bit of that colored stuff running in their veins. So I guess all of us on DL are at the very least, white trash. Some are whit white trash and some are white trash trash and multiple extensions as the case maybe. But the trash with the biggest dicks will still be most in demand.
I guess this post is pretty senseless after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||08/02/2011|
I forgot to include this jewel in my earlier post, but mother thinks people who have plastic trash pails in their kitchens and bathrooms are trashy. Shejust doesn't understand why they cannot purchase a nice wooden or metal one.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||08/02/2011|
R48 wins !
|by Anonymous||reply 77||08/02/2011|
Everybody White Trash!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/03/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/03/2013|
Pics of white trash in link.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/03/2013|