This comes from a message left on Craig's List (Blacksburg section) about the people of Southwest Virginia by an individual who was born in New York and was apparently raised in Appalachia (grammar and syntax from the original):
I've lived in this area for most all of my life. I was born in New York and was moved down here when I was a kid. So, I've considered myself a local for almost all of my life, but lately, the ire and the frustration that I've been harboring for most of my life is finally mounting. I absolutely abhor Rednecks.Ah, yes. We're narrow-minded.
I'm sorry, but regardless of how much education you have or how intelligent you may be, but if you use "Ain't" in normal everyday conversation, as well as "y'all" and other southern vernacular, I immediately lose all capacity to listen to you as a fully trained or intelligent adult. There really is something to be said about the intelligence level of people around here. I've spent my entire life living among you guys, and still I have gained absolutely no respect for the ignorance and intolerance of people in this area.
This area is so narrow minded, full of good-ole-boys rolling around the hills in their pick-up trucks having a jolly ole time. It must be relaxing not using your brain, auto-pilot must be an enjoyable state. No wonder no one else in the entire country (Not to mention the world) holds any respect or interest in Appalachia. It's the armpit of the U.S.
I can't wait until May when I graduate from here and can get as far away as possible from this reeking filth pot.
Well, take your ... open-mindedness ... somewhere else. Somewhere where others like you, equally open-minded all, reside. New York comes to mind. Ain't no narrow-minded rednecks up there. No armpits either. Or intolerance. You should fit right in.
See y'all around.