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What Makes One ''White Trash''?


by Anonymousreply 8004/03/2013

Tattoos, unless you are black or spanish then it makes you black or spanish trash.

by Anonymousreply 108/01/2011

If you bother to work at all, you spend your paycheck on beer and lottery tickets instead of feeding and clothing your family.

by Anonymousreply 208/01/2011

I have no idea, OP

by Anonymousreply 308/01/2011

Leaving the wheels uncovered on your double-wide

by Anonymousreply 408/01/2011

R3, redneck is not synonymous with white trash.

by Anonymousreply 508/01/2011

Walmart, chain-smoking, and denim jackets.

by Anonymousreply 608/01/2011

Did any member of your family not graduate from high school?

Ding! Ding! Ding!

by Anonymousreply 708/01/2011

Tattoos, cigarettes, canned beer, shopping at Target and Walmart.

by Anonymousreply 808/01/2011

Going to Brown.

by Anonymousreply 908/01/2011

Wearing a bra with straps under a strapless gown. %0D

by Anonymousreply 1008/01/2011

We call them new money.

by Anonymousreply 1108/01/2011

Being white and being trashy in rural or semi-rural style.

by Anonymousreply 1208/01/2011

"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 Anonymousreply 1308/01/2011

R13, Another jewel.

by Anonymousreply 1408/01/2011

I hate saying "white trash." But I know exactly what it means.

by Anonymousreply 1508/01/2011

your mother was ever the governor of Alaska

by Anonymousreply 1608/01/2011

Liking Miracle Whip on Wonder Bread with American Cheese.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 1708/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1808/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1908/01/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 2008/01/2011

Like John Waters says, 'poor white trash' is the last acceptable racist term in America.

by Anonymousreply 2108/02/2011

Ranch or French dressing on your Iceberg lettuce salad.

by Anonymousreply 2208/02/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 2308/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2408/02/2011

This is my personal opinion, but for me, nothing spells WHITE TRASH to me like tattoos.

by Anonymousreply 2508/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2608/02/2011

Not knowing that barefoot is one word.

by Anonymousreply 2708/02/2011

Look no further than Sarah Palin and her dysfunctional brood. They are trash beyond belief.

by Anonymousreply 2808/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2908/02/2011

If this were a thread called "What Makes One 'Black Trash'?", people would be calling everyone else racist and demanding F&F.

Too bad.

by Anonymousreply 3008/02/2011


by Anonymousreply 3108/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3208/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3308/02/2011

"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 Anonymousreply 3408/02/2011

You molest your children.

by Anonymousreply 3508/02/2011

Why's everyone looking at me, y'all?

by Anonymousreply 3608/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3708/02/2011

General slatternliness.


Love of all things cheap but in a damaged/diseased/knock-off/Made in Guatemala cheap, not an excellence-on-sale cheap.

Taxidermy decor.

by Anonymousreply 3808/02/2011

Becoming a grandparent before age 35.

by Anonymousreply 3908/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4008/02/2011

Living off the government

by Anonymousreply 4108/02/2011

Trailer park tattoos and piercings are the ultimate of pure trash.

by Anonymousreply 4208/02/2011

"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 Anonymousreply 4308/02/2011

Letting your dog sleep in the bed with you.

by Anonymousreply 4408/02/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 4508/02/2011

Does the debutante ball take black girls wo are descended from the aristocracy?

by Anonymousreply 4608/02/2011

Use of the word "witchoose," as in "I'm goin witchoose guys."

by Anonymousreply 4708/02/2011

Arguing over who is more vulgar while a pack of plutocrats loots the US Treasury.

by Anonymousreply 4808/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4908/02/2011

when your house is mobile, but your car ain't

by Anonymousreply 5008/02/2011

It's like pornography: difficult to pin down precisely but you know it when you see it.

by Anonymousreply 5108/02/2011

A Tooth-To-Tatto ratio of 1:3 or less.

by Anonymousreply 5208/02/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 5308/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5408/02/2011

Typical east coast elite attitude, R54.

by Anonymousreply 5508/02/2011

Killing one's boyfriend with a spiked heel to the head.

by Anonymousreply 5608/02/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 5708/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5808/02/2011

Girls who use home bleaching kits and don't touch up their roots and usually they are still cut in mullets.

by Anonymousreply 5908/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6008/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6108/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6208/02/2011

Your employer has a teeth optional policy.

by Anonymousreply 6308/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6408/02/2011

Tattoos, illegitimate children, high school dropout, missing teeth, and having a criminal record are the essential ingredients.

by Anonymousreply 6508/02/2011

When we think of white trash, we automatically think Brooklyn!

by Anonymousreply 6608/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6708/02/2011

R67- If you don't have a stable home, income, and partner before you father the child, then my answer is yes.

by Anonymousreply 6808/02/2011

Miracle Whip...Velveeta...Earrings...Caftans...

by Anonymousreply 6908/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7008/02/2011

Smoking generic off-brand cigarettes instead of name-brand cigarettes.

by Anonymousreply 7108/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7208/02/2011

Appear on Real Housewives of New jersey.

by Anonymousreply 7308/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7408/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7508/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7608/02/2011

R48 wins !

by Anonymousreply 7708/02/2011

Everybody White Trash!

by Anonymousreply 7804/03/2013

Being poor

by Anonymousreply 7904/03/2013

Pics of white trash in link.

by Anonymousreply 8004/03/2013
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