Thursday, September 23, 1999

Metro Redneck (definition)

Someone who lives in the city and drives a pickup, but isn’t a contractor.
Back in 1999, I switched jobs and started working in downtown Menlo Park, CA (an upscale part of the Bay Area).  One day, as I walked from the office to Starbucks — across the street, maybe 100 feet — I counted on the order of 28 SUVs and pickup trucks, and thus created this phrase.

Today, I see an increasing number of Cadillac Escalade EXT — Cadillac pickups!  If there was ever a pickup truck whose bed will never ever be used for hauling lumber back from Home Depot, this would be it.  Über Metro Redneck: the pickup truck as a status symbol.

Updated on October 10, 2000

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Merged duplicate items on May 11, 2011

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