Gone but will never forgotten. R.I.P. Nate
- Aug 13, 1998
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- Anniston, AL
Ok, I won't argue that.I was under the impression that if enough people try to make an entry, then you can have wiki say anything. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe(d) that wiki isn't reliable.
While I haven't read that entire link just yet, I'm glad you brought it to my attention. How can a History channel come out and give information that's incorrect? I can understand how people can be wrong, but to put together a special and be totally wrong? I just might have to stop watching the channel because they could be wrong about anything they show.Ok, I won't argue that.
How about this...
From your link:
That is what I have always thought the term meant - a Caucasian, often with limited education, who made his living working the land.A popular etymology says that the term derives from such individuals having a red neck caused by working outdoors in the sunlight over the course of their lifetime. The effect of decades of direct sunlight on the exposed skin of the back of the neck not only reddens fair skin, but renders it leathery and tough, and typically very wrinkled and spotted by late middle age.