Slang for "white trash with high-class attitude?"
March 28, 2010 6:30 PM Subscribe
Does anyone know any American slang (preferably country or southern) that is for this concept:
"poor people/lower socioeconomic class people who behave in upper class ways" ?
posted by mscottveach to society & culture (60 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a TV writer working on a script, this isn't about politics. I'm writing a character who may not have the most enlightened view of the world. So hopefully we can avoid discussing whether words like this should exist or whether the concept is fair or accurate or even makes sense.
I'm looking for a caucasian equivalent of the "house n***er", "field n***er" concept - (again, sorry for slurs, it's for fiction/drama).
If some people call trailer home owners "white trash," is there a word "white trash" people use to refer to people in their class (neighbors, same socioeconomic situation) that they perceive as behaving more like middle-class suburbanites?