Top 10 Signs You Aren’t a Redneck

Top 10 Signs You Aren't A Redneck

We recently wrote about the merits of the TV reality show Duck Dynasty (you can read the insightful, scintillating article here). Which got us thinking: we know that if we’re sporting ZZ-Top beards and splashing through a swamp, we’re probably rednecks. But not everyone wants to be a redneck! To our great relief, we were able to come up with the top 10 signs you aren’t a redneck.

If you paid more than $8 a pound for it, and it doesn’t say, “Cheese Product” on the label, you’re not a redneck.

If you’re heading to the lumber store with that Toyota Prius, you’d better just be looking for new cabinet pulls—a 6 foot long 2×4 sure isn’t going to fit.

Rednecks think squirrels are dinner.

In your financial portfolio, that is. Rednecks version of “stock?” A few thousand head of cattle.

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Redneck Romeos find their girlfriends by calling the phone numbers on the bathroom wall in the truck stop.

A true redneck sets his TIVO to catch every rerun. And he’s been a guest of the show… at least twice.

Rednecks marry young too, but they wait until they’re at least fourteen.

A thoughtful redneck husband shows his wife he loves her by writing “Daryl N Elma Mae 4 Ever” on his chest… as a permanent tattoo.

A redneck has his mom, his bail bondsman and his taxidermist on speed dial.

Rednecks think they’ve done too much reading when they’ve looked at all three pages of the menu at Denny’s.

Nelson James

Nelson James is the chief operating officer of and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to joining the team, Nelson was the president and co-founder of For over 6 years he helped to grow the company from 2 to over 85 employees. Nelson managed many large accounts during his tenure at, including In early 2011, Nelson was recruited to Lendio Inc., where he was VP of marketing and was responsible for the creation and management of a marketing team as well as the strategy, tactics and programs to create interest and demand for Lendio’s products and services. Prior to his work experience, Nelson graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in marketing and advertising from the communications department. Nelson lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife and three children. He currently holds leadership positions in scouting and volunteers in his church and community.