Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Rules of the Rednecks...
From: "Sonny Carter" <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 18:25:38 -0600
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From: "Marc James Small" <>
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Subject: Re: [Leica] Rules of the Rednecks...

> At 01:34 PM 1/20/02 -0600, Sonny Carter wrote:
> >Uh, Marc and RP
> >   I know that many people believe that sun-burnt necks was the root of
> >phrase, but my sources disagree with that, and also with the idea I
> >presented, though I have heard the Scottish Mercenary story before, I was
> >unable to unearth it, since the Cammie Henry Research Center (where I
> >is closed for the long weekend.
> Sonny
> The Appalachians were filled to the brim with Irish and Highland Scots
> immigrants, but I (who come from this same stock) know of no special
> significance to "red" neckscarves among the Celts.  In fact, in the
> northern UK and Scots Lowlands and in the Six Counties, "red neck" is a
> disparaging term used by Protestants speaking of Roman Catholics.
> And I am fairly familiar with a lot of American Civil War history -- after
> all, I live in the midst of its traces! -- and have never heard of any
> soldiers, North or South, with a practice of making a red scarf an item of
> their uniform.
> Interesting stuff!
> Marc
>  FAX:  +276/343-7315
> Cha robh bąs fir gun ghrąs fir!
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