The stereotype of a hillbilly is a person who: Is a White Southerner who owns a shotgun, goes barefoot, wears a worn out floppy hat, drinks moonshine and whiskey which he makes himself, plays the banjo or fiddle, drives old beat up pick up trucks, has bad teeth, is poorly educated, has long a beard, wears worn out clothes and hand me downs, and is happy and content with what they have.
Just because someone is a hillbilly doesn't mean that they fit the hillbilly stereotype listed above.
Contrary to some of the other entries, hillbillies don’t live in trailer parks; they can’t otherwise they wouldn’t be isolated from modern culture and therefore would not be a hillbilly. They don’t eat road kill; many are actually farmers and hunt for their food, they don’t pick it off the side of the road. Also, hillbillies don’t go around sodomizing people, that is a fictional movie Deliverance which has contributed too many of the negative stereotypes.
What is important to a Hillbilly?
1. Having a good time with friends & family
2. Not having to answer to anybody
3. Spending time in the outdoors; either in the woods or on the water.
4. Enjoying the finer things in life that money can't buy.
A Modern Hillbilly is NOT:
1. Uneducated (most have college degrees)
2. a redneck
3. white trash
4. a wigger
5. a nigger
6. poor or live in a shack
The Modern Hillbilly is a true bohemian who is not constricted by what the mainstream considers acceptable. They live by their own rules, similar to the "laws of the land".
Hell YEAH!, lets go get our boat and party with them.
Dude, do you know them?
No, but its cool!
Contrary to popular belief Hillbillies are no smarter or dumber then a person from the city, though Hillbillies tend to enjoy the simpler pleasures in life, are laid back, have a penchant for homemade liquor, and have their own slang words.
It is a gross misconception that Rednecks and Hillbillies are one in the same, in truth they are not.
Hillbillies in short are the American version of the true Bohemian.
joe:lets blow something up!!
Live in the mountains. (hence the name) appalaichians or the ozarks.
Are from the South
Are most of the time educated, they just enjoy the simpler things in life, and dont like to live near a ton of people.
Mostly, very family and friend oriented people.
In my experience, mostly come from texas.. basically the regions in the south that dont have mountains.
Are also educated mostly, they also dont like to live with alot of people around, but they are usually a little less civiliazed then hillbillys.
Can get very roudy.. (loud, kinda crazy) but all in all, both are very good people,
and both have traditional Southern values.
me-My daddy lives in texas.
kid-So he's a hillbilly?
me-no, he doesnt live in the mountains, he's more of a redneck.