Originally Posted by TexanSam
I think hillbillies is a stereotype for much of the south. Being from Texas, I consider Appalachian people hill billies as well but if you're from Portland, Oregon (like this guy is) then you might just group the entire region together. Heck, my sister lives in Dallas and says they like to consider Houstonian's hill billies just like we consider Dallasites rich, uppity snobs.
ahem, Texas is not the "South". "Southern" - Mississippi or Alabama (think SEC) cultures were very different than those who settled Texas. If you are from Texas you may think you are a part of that old southern culture but they don't think you are (and really, we wouldn't want to be a part of that anyway). Southern culture is not even remotely close to Texan culture...hell, even today. Texas was dominated by German immigrants. The Brits colonized all the way to the Mississippi river, had the bad teeth and preferred blacks over Mexican slave labor. Also everyone knows that the Clampets were from Tennessee and Granny was from Arkansas.