That night a cold front roared through, dropping several inches of snow in part of the NC mountains, and bringing strong winds that damaged some of the vendor's tents, including knocking over a pottery display and leaving it in pieces. It was not a user-friendly weekend, but as always I met some wonderful new friends and got to say hi again to many older ones, being in a former hometown of mine.
On Sunday, a long-bearded gentleman in overalls passed by and we were jovially chatting to get our minds off the windy chill, and he said something to the effect that, "People are always callin' us hillbillies and rednecks, but we want that to go away - we're Appalachian-Americans!"
Cute - had not heard that one before. I think we can all relate to political correctness...working in television, I certainly am constantly deciding what is proper to say and what is simply going too far just to pacify the squeaky PC wheels out there. And there is no shortage of that schlock.
So, with no pics and nothing really to write about this morning, I figured I'd snoop around and find some humorous PC phrases that you might want to sprinkle in your conversations...unless, of course, you're too lazy, er, uh, I mean "activity deficient"....
Hillbilly/Redneck - Appalachian-American
Unemployed - Involuntarily leisured
Thirsty - Osmotically challenged
Stained - Creatively re-dyed
Slum - Economic oppression zone
Tone-deaf - Musically delayed
Loser - Uniquely fortuned
Fat - Person of substance
Worst - Least best
Vagrant - Nonspecifically destinationed individual
Prisoner - Correctional system client
Incompetent - Uniquely proficient
Dishonest - Ethically disoriented
Dead - Living impaired
Body odor - Nondiscretionary fragrance
Bald - Comb-free