Total Members Voted: 26
Voting closed: June 11, 2012, 10:53:41 AM
I've heard the terms Taylortucky, Ypsitucky, and Cincitucky. Monroetucky is new to me but my grandfather did move here from Middlesboro so why not. I'm sure the original poster meant it to be derogatory but I'm proud of my heritage. This area has had plenty of southern cultural influences. Think of the food alone chicken and dumplings, biscuits and gravy, green beans and fatback, cobblers of all variety, and numerous other dishes that were undoubtedly prepared in a cast iron skillet. It is rather insulting when I think of the term in relation to my family but to each there own.
I have only personally witnessed folks using -tucky in a derogatory form. Here are a couple examples from a popular slang dictionary:http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ypsituckyhttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=TaylortuckyFolks have used a number of terms to be disrespectful to Appalachian Americans.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillbilly_Highway
While I do believe it was meant to be inflammatory, it is something I can generally ignore. I've seen more than enough posts recently that were bordering on obscenely inflammatory that really bothered me much more.
I'd call it insulting commentary...I don't particularly care for it, but I think all labels like this are for the weak minded and purely derogatory...
I didn't know that - but heck if people really wanted to know there are many other ways - such as the "search" and enter the key words.It's an odd term, and I've heard similar for Ypsilanti as well... The old Steel mill and later Ford in Monroe did have many people come up I-75 and settle in this area, although back then it wasn't I-75... Seems to me the major US hwy from Michigan south back then was US 41 which still exists in the UP.
It used to be Hillbilly...I think the correct term now is Appalachian American
okay.....BRD...that video is hilarious....and yes, I, personally find any comment on the south to be offensive....born and raised in a VERY small community in the mountains of Middle Tennessee....proud of my southern heritage....I have to admit there are aspects of my culture that I don't understand but have found that 'redneck' and 'trash' can be found anywhere we have ever traveled....from the East Coast to the West Coast....far North and far South..... there are times when I get really tired of the comments on my accent...... and tired of being called a 'hillbilly'.....most of my family is college educated and not 'redneck' at all....we just come from a very closed community and a very small town....I have never understood this need for people to label and name call ..... oh, well.....I teach my kids to smile and move on.....
"So MonroeTucky is an insult?I feel it's more of a commentary on the harmless nature of the residents...sort of like Mayberry."