I heard a woman today call someone white trash and I was so shocked, she was pissed off with this chick to say the least. Since living in the south I hear things I've never heard before. I was raised in Denver and people just don't talk like that.
Well I grew up on the Midwest and where I lived ghetto was more of an urban term, where PWT was basically the small town folk that were trashy (not all small town people, just the trash). I live in Denver now and we use the term PWT all the time for some of the rednecks that come in for the National Western stock show. Though when I worked in an ER here many of the people I worked with were black and we kind of differentiated between white trash and black trash by using ghetto only for blacks and using PWT for whites. I know that's awful but it was very frustrating working there at times and using labels (not to their faces) was a stress release basically.. Some of the people that would come in were so awful and rude and nasty... in other words they were just plain trashy
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OP, I know what you are talking about. I grew up in Montana and then lived in southern California for a while and not until I moved to Florida did I hear someone call a white person a cracker and 'white bread'. I actually thought it was sort of funny, even after I found out it was an insult. I just don't get it.
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