Just wondering?

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  1. SexyScorp

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    I dont watch that bloody awful Jerry Springer show often, but I
    can recall years ago hearing some delightful creature referring to
    another as "white trash" and then "trailer trash"......

    Dont sound very nice.....just wondering how one would qualify for
    these "delightful" titles....I sort of cringed when I heard others being
    called these names...very harsh and cruel :(

    In Ireland we have itinerants....they are travelling people...in days
    of old they would be called gypsies....often scorned for their lifestyle :(

    My ancestors were romany gypsies and I am told they were extremely
    gifted and tough people.....would have yer head off if you crossed em
    lol...

    How do the two compare.....???
     
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    Ooh...one of my favorite subjects. I have a white/trailer trash background so this is something I know a lot about.

    There aren't really any differences between white trash and trailer trash per se, apart from the proviso that trailer trash folk must live in a trailer or caravan (UK/Ireland).

    Copied/pasted from Wikipedia:

    White trash is a derogatory term with a classist component targeted almost exclusively at non-Latino white people and connoting low social status or poor prospects (i.e., downward mobility) or lack of education. To call someone white trash is to accuse a white person of being economically, educationally or culturally bankrupt.

    Elements of the Stereotype

    People described as white trash consistently have similar characteristics:

    - Lack of education, i.e. school drop-outs, supposedly often due to teenage pregnancy, drugs or crime

    - Anti-social behaviour in public, such as drunkenness, heavy smoking, swearing, being loud and crude

    - Particular clothing, such as heavy make-up, cheap jewellery, blonde hair (dyed or otherwise) and skimpy clothes for the females, and checked flannel shirts, "wifebeaters" (white vests), and scruffy jeans or work trousers for the males. Both sexes are portrayed as chewing gum much of the time

    - Portrayed as being small-minded, often racist and sexist, with a dislike of "minorities" (who may not actually be minorities at all) such as immigrants and homosexuals; and their social betters

    - Typically live in very cheap accommation (due to their economic status) such as trailers, without indoor plumbing, and with car parts and debris in the front yard. Drive pickup trucks and/or deal in other poor-quality cars

    - Are involved in petty crime, such as shoplifting and dealing in stolen goods, and are also fans of NASCAR, and the scratch-card lottery tickets, gambling and get-rich-quick schemes

    Despite these often unfavourable characteristics, white trash are usually portrayed as kind-hearted and caring, subjected to their circumstances through no fault of their own.

    For more information check this website.
     
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    No comparing you Love lady. Trailer crash and Trailer park trash is a red neck country term to describe girls that sleeps with a lot of men.

    Not to comair with any and every person that lives in a trailer.

    Love Lady you are one in a million.

    Don't try to compair yourself to red neck girls that sleep with everybody they can.
     
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    Except for the fact that this definition is completely wrong. :eyes

    *sigh*
     
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    Many thanks guys for the info and your replies.....

    After reading that....i am more certain now there is not an element of white
    trash to be had in me.....

    More the wild passionate and feisty gypsy woman who DOESNT put it about

    lol

    xx

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    Have you seen the movie "Snatch?" I believe it was a Quentin Tarrantino film. The gypsies in that were slangly called pikeys or pikes. Not sure how that's spelled, or whether there was much reality about it, but they were a tough lot. Almost impossible to understand their dialect. And there actually was a trailer involved.
    It was a great hilarious flick, one of those you have to watch a couple of times to figure out exactly what went on.
     
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    Im also not sure on spelling but i have heard the term pikeys outside of that film ( great film it was to :) )
    Also not to sure on what the term means , if its bad or good ...?

    I dont know why labels are used on people.
    I certainly am not well eductaded, i am not the smartest cookie in the jar.

    But Sexy and Puss neither of you are people i would class as trash or any derogatory name, or any female for that matter.

    I have done things in my past, i know they were not good, but i dislike people putting a label on me, so i try not to stick labels on others.

    Except for when some people climb on my back and wont get off hehehe
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what label do you put on people who climb on your back and won't get off?
     
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    parasites or psychic vampires.....maybe?

    you are talking about a metaphorical climbing...i take it...

    yes...no...?

    :)
     
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    Maybe he has Ropeasus Ixladderosis, which means he thinks he's a rope ladder, which would make him label himself as a tool... and then in turn label the people climbing on him as... uhm... workers...
    *sits down and knits a big sofa for everyone to sit on*