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I'm was listening to Led Zeppelin and the song Ramble On came on. This made me want to blog. I'm gonna go ahead and blog about a class session we had a few weeks ago. It was the class where we were verbally presenting our theses. For people who weren't there, I will briefly recap. I was introducing my thesis, which is about "white trash." I put that in air quotes for reasons I will explain later.
When I started my explanation, I was using the term "white trash" completely indiscriminately. Not that I was using the term with derision towards anybody, but I just thought that it was a term that was generally accepted in our society, and although I know it is an insult, it was never really used seriously where I am from. It's interesting that different parts of the country, and different generations have different interpretations of things. I can see how someone who grew up with the term white trash being thrown at people in a serious manner would take offense to its use. Similar to the N word or something. However, for me, who grew up in suburban ultra liberal Washington, I've never known the term to be anything more than a joke. That's why I was surprised when some people took offense to it. It seems that people from the south have a completely different understanding of the term. I guess I'm going to have to be more careful in the future.

thats a great song

thats a great song