You score points for every statement
below that applies to you. You will notice that some items have
double points, because they count in more than one category. In
other words, if you �have spent more on your pickup truck than on
your education,� you get 10 points in the car category and another
10 under education for 20 total points.
The Redneck Test for Cars and Trucks
1 Point: You've ever parked a vehicle in a tree. (2 points if it was
1 Point: You have a rag for a gas cap. (2 points if you regularly
drive the car)
1 Point: You have a Hefty bag on the passenger side window of your
car. (2 points if it has been there for more than a month, 3 points
if more than 3 months. Continue to add 1 point each month.)
2 Points: You know how many bales of hay your car will hold.
2 Points: Your vehicle has a two-tone paint job, primer red and
primer gray. (Add one more for each additional color)
2 Points: The rear tires on your car are at least twice as wide as
the front ones.
2 Points: When you run out of gas, you put gin in the gas tank.
(Double points: Car & Booze = 4 total)
5 Points: You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so
5 Points: You consider your license plate personalized because your
father made it in prison. (Double points: Car & Family = 10 total)
5 Points: You mow your lawn and find a car. (Add 5 points for each
additional car you find.)
5 Points: There is more than one car up on blocks in the front yard.
(Double points: Car & Home Decorating = 10 total per car) 10 Points:
You have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.
(Double points: Car & Education = 20 total) Jeffroe Hatfield holds
the high score for this section at 221 points. Jeffroe mowed his
lawn last summer and discovered 4 trucks and 3 cars. (6 were
actually in the grass. One was a Camero in a tree that he could not
see because the grass was that high.) Four had hefty bags in the
passenger windows and 6 had rags for gas caps. He poured gin in
their gas tanks, but could only get one to start. He put wide rear
tires on that one along with the license plate that his father made.
He plans to haul hay bales in it. The rest he put up on blocks in
the front yard and has partially painted with primer. Jeffroe
Hatfield says, �Ya�ll forget that book learnin� in an hour, but a
good truck � now thar�s somethin� a man can be proud of.�
The Redneck Dogs, Hunting and Road Kill Test
2 Points: You take your dog for a walk and you both use the same
tree. (Double points: Dog & Hygiene = 4 total)
2 Points: Your grandmother has "Ammo" on her Christmas list. (Double
points: Hunting & Family = 4 total)
5 Points: You have forgotten which coat is sprayed in deer-pee, and
worn it to church.
5 Points: You've been involved in a custody fight over a hunting
dog. (Double points: Hunting & Family = 10 total)
5 Points: Your `huntin dawg' cost more than the truck you drive him
around in. (Double points: Hunting & Truck = 10 total)
5 Points: You and your friends sit on your roof at Christmas time
hoping to fill your deer quota. (Triple points: Hunting,
Entertainment & Friends = 5 points per person)
5 Points: You've ever tried to hit a deer with your vehicle ... on
purpose! (Double points: Hunting & Truck = 10 total) 10 Points: If
you succeeded in hitting a deer with your vehicle � again on
purpose. (Double points: Hunting & Truck = 20 total) 20 Points: You
have the local taxidermist on speed dial.
Bubba McCow is top gun in this category with 102 points. Bubba�s
Christmas rituals are legendary. Every year (after he gives both his
Grandma�s ammo), Bubba and his 3 buddies climb up on the roof with
their shotguns and a case of PBR beer in hopes of bagging Rudolf.
This eventually led to his wife, Maycee, to ask for a divorce. She
sued for custody of their 2 prize hunting dogs. Now he hunts with
his 1976 Chevy Bonanza truck � no gun � no dogs � just the truck.
Maycee says, �Christmas was a annual nightmare. Those idiots shot
out every light in the trailer park. But those 3 stuffed skunks in
the bedroom � I couldn�t sleep � Their presence permeated the house
all year long.�
The Redneck Education Guide
2 Points: You think a subdivision is part of a math problem.
2 Points: The diploma hanging in your den contains the words
"Trucking Institute". (Double Points: Education & Decorating = 4
5 Points: Your father encourages you to quit school because Larry
has an opening on the lube rack. (Double Points: Education & Family
= 10 total) 20 Points: You missed 5th grade graduation because you
had jury duty.
25-year-old Sherwood Fleabalm is the most recent individual to rack
up the 36 possible points in this section. After completing 6th
grade last year, Mr. Fleabalm went to work at Larry�s Lube Shop, but
they all felt he was �snooty, � because he had so much education. He
recently graduated from the Alabama School of Trucking and
Cosmetology. Sherwood says, �Ah tell awl ma cousins ta git a good
The Redneck Entertainment Challenge
1 Point: You think the Nutcracker is something you did off the high
1 Point: The most serious loss from the earthquake was your Conway
Twitty record collection.
1 Point: You bought a VCR so you could tape wrestling while you are
1 Point: You go to the stock car races and don't need a program.
(Double Points: Cars & Entertainment = 2 total)
5 Points: You took a fishing pole to Sea World.
5 Points: You buy two CB radios so you can talk to yourself.
5 Points: You've been too drunk to fish. (Double Points: Booze &
Entertainment = 10 total)
5 Points: You consider a six-pack and a bug-zapper high-quality
entertainment. (Double Points: Alcohol & Entertainment = 10 total)
10 Points: You celebrate Groundhog Day (cause ya believe in it!!) 10
Points: You participate in the "who can spit tobacco the farthest
20 Points: You win the "who can spit tobacco the farthest contest".
Clyde Calpepper, holder of the top score (75 points) in this
category, has wide ranging interests: Conrad Twitty, wrestling, and
stock car racing to name a few. For winning the Groundhog Day
Spittin� Contest last year, he received 2 C.B.s, a bug-zapper, a
year�s supply of beer and a trip to Sea World. Clyde says, �Ah bean
too drunk ta walk, but dis was da first time I ever bean too drunk
ta fish. Else ah wooda got me one of dem Or-a-kin fish.�
Redneck Food and Booze Test
1 Point: You think that potted meat on a saltine is an hors d'ouerve.
1 Point: You think that beef jerky and Moon Pies are major food
1 Point: You consider pork and beans to be a gourmet food.
1 Point: You�ve made a pyramid of beer cans. (Double Points: Booze &
Entertainment = 2 total)
2 Points: You've ever barbecued Spam on the grill.
2 Points: You think that the Styrofoam cooler is the greatest
invention of all time.
2 Points: Your idea of a 7-course meal is a bucket of KFC and a
5 Points: You have lost one tooth opening a beer bottle. (Double
Points: Booze & Hygiene = 10 total points for each tooth)
5 Points: Your mom gives you tips on how to sneak booze into
sporting events. (Triple Points: Booze, Family & Entertainment = 15
total) 10 Points: Jack Daniel's makes your list of "most admired
10 Points: Your beer can collection is considered a tourist
attraction in your hometown. (Double Points: Booze & Entertainment =
20 total) 10 Points: You think fast food is hitting a deer at 65
mph. (Triple Points: Hunting, Food & Truck = 30 total) 10 Points:
Your dog can't watch you eat without gagging. (Triple Points:
Hygiene, Dogs & Food= 30 total) Thelma Lou Eisenmeyer�s (80 Points
)beer can collection draws tourists from 7 counties, so she decided
to put in a concession stand serving barbequed Spam on a cracker,
beef jerky, Moon Pies, pork & beans and beer. Sometimes, she�ll even
serves deer burgers, if her brother �gets lucky.� She rents
Styrofoam containers for those who want to carry out and dreams of
expanding her little restaurant into a KFC and liquor store. Thelma
Lou says, �Da Ul-ti-mat Redneck Test is da most ex-sight-in� thang
that�s ever heppen to me. The onlyest thang that would could be
betta, is to meet Mr. Jack Daniels hisself.�
The Redneck Friends and Family Test
1 Point: You've been kicked out of the zoo for heckling the monkeys.
1 Point: Your Momma would rather go to the racetrack than the
Kennedy Center. (Double Points: Family & Entertainment = 2 total)
2 Point: A ceiling fan has ever ruined your female family member�s
2 Points: Your kids take a siphon hose to show and tell. (Double
Points: Family & Car = 4 total)
5 Points: Your spouse or child weighs more then your refrigerator.
5 Points per Relative: A living relative is named after a southern
civil war general.
5 Points: You had to remove a toothpick for wedding pictures.
5 Points: Someone in your family says "Cum'n here an' lookit this
afore I flush it." (Triple Points: Family, Hygiene & Entertainment =
15 total) 10 Points: Your neighbors think you're a detective because
a cop always brings you home.
10 Points: Your mother has been involved in a fistfight at a high
school sports event. (Double Points: Family & Entertainment = 20
total) 20 Points: You look upon a family reunion as a chance to meet
20 Points: Your brother-in-law is your uncle.
Jeff Davis, a real family man, holds the high point honors (101) in
this category. Every weekend he goes with his mother, tag-team
wrestler Super-Sized Dolly, and his son, Jeff Davis Junior, to the
zoo or the racetrack. Jeff�s neighbors say. �His gene pool doesn't
have a �deep end� and his family tree doesn't fork.� Jeff replies,
�There�s nothing wrong with marrying your cousin. After all, my
sister married her uncle.� Super-Sized Dolly says, �Jeff Boy! Git
that tooth pick out a yar mouth!� Jeff Junior adds, �Ah am proud a
ma pa, �cause he dumps the biggest turds in the county.�
1 Point per Item: You prominently display a gifts bought at
1 Point: You keep a can of Raid on the kitchen table.
1 Point: You've used your ironing board as a buffet table.
1 Point: The directions to your house include "turn off the paved
1 Point: Your boat has not left the driveway in a long time. (Double
Points: Decorating & Entertainment = 2 points for every year)
2 Point per Item: Your wife has a Budweiser knick-knack collection �
clocks, figurines, mugs etc.
2 Points: Your house doesn't have curtains, but your truck does.
2 Points: The Salvation Army declines your stuff.
5 Points: There is a stuffed formerly alive animal anywhere in your
house. (Double Points: Home & Road kill = 10 points per animal)
5 Points per Decoration: The neighbors started a petition over your
5 Points per Painting: You own a painting on black velvet. (10
points if it�s Elvis)
5 Points: You think a hot tub is a stolen indoor plumbing fixture.
(Double Points: Home & Hygiene = 10 total)
5 Points: Your home has more miles on it than your car.
10 Points: Your property has been mistaken for a recycling center.
10 Points: You burn your yard rather than mow it or decide it�s just
easier to spray Round-Up all over everything.
10 Points: Your working TV sits on top of your non-working TV.
10 Points: You have to go outside to get something out of the
10 Points: You have flowers planted in a bathroom appliance in your
10 Points per Item Brought Home: You come back from the dump with
more than you took.
20 points: If going to the bathroom in the middle of the night
involves putting on shoes, a jacket and grabbing a flashlight.
25 points: A tornado hits your neighborhood and does a $100,000
worth of improvement.
Noted art-on-velvet painter Charlene Blumenshine scored the most
points (268 without a tornado hitting the neighborhood) in this
section. Last summer, she and her taxidermist husband, Furd, burned
the yard around their trailer, so it would be easier to get to the
bathroom and refrigerator. To their surprise, they discovered their
boat and the 3 toilets she brought home from the dump and planted
flowers in 2 years ago. But the biggest advantage was now they can
see their year-round Christmas display even better. Charlene
regularly gets to the Stinky�s Gas and Grill for the newest
Budweiser clock or Elvis collectible. Their neighbor is lawyer, Reid
Stromsburg. He says, �Christmas lights 12 months a year! Enough!�
1 Point: Dolly Parton reminds you of the �Grand Tetons'.
5 Points for every time: You've ever climbed a water tower with a
bucket of paint.
5 Points for every time: You wake up with both a black eye and a
5 Points per girlfriend: You have spray painted your girlfriend's
name on an overpass. (Double points if your girlfriend was a
cousin.) 10 Points: You honestly think that women are turned on by
animal noises and seductive tongue gestures.
15 Points per wife: You dated your daddy's current wife in high
school. (Double Points: Family & Romance = 30 total per wife)
15 Points per year: You stand under the mistletoe at Christmas and
wait for Granny and cousin Sue-Ellen to walk by. (Double Points:
Family & Romance = 30 total per year) 20 points: Ya can't get
married to your sweetheart cause there is a law against it. (Double
Points: Family & Romance = 40 total) It�s a rare weekend when
Romance Redneck, Zechariah Filmore (total 150 points), doesn�t have
a black eye or hickey � generally both. His tongue gestures and
animal noises just seem to raise a ruckus. The water tower in Point
Pleasant, Iowa is a catalog of his girlfriends. (3 were cousins. 2
dated his daddy, but only one married him.) �Ah always brung the
mistletoe to owr family Christmas dinner,� Zechariah says.
Wardrobe and Hygiene
1 Point: You consider a good tan to be the back of your neck and the
left arm below the shirtsleeve.
1 Point: You own at least 10 baseball hats.
2 Points: You know of at least six different ways to bend the bill
of a baseball hat.
2 Points: You have a very special baseball cap, just for formal
5 Points: When a sign that says "Say No To Crack!" reminds you to
pull up your jeans.
5 Points: Someone asks to see your ID and you show them your belt
5 Points: Somebody tells you that you've got something in your teeth
and you take them out to see what it is.
5 Points: You consider a three-piece suit to be: a pair of overalls,
a plaid flannel shirt and thermal underwear
5 Points: Ya have to check in the bottom yer shoe for change so you
can get grandma a new plug of tobacco. (Double Points: Family &
Wardrobe = 10 total) 10 Points: You offer to give someone the shirt
off your back and they don't want it.
10 Points per Time: You've bathed with flea and tick soap.
10 Points per Time: You've ever worn a tube top or a beer T-shirt to
10 Points per Time: You've used a toilet brush as a back scratcher.
10 Points per Time: You have been fired from a construction job
because of your appearance.
15 Points: You roll you hair with soup cans and wash it once a
15 Points: Exxon and Conoco have offered you royalties for your
15 Points: You can tell your age by the number of rings in the
�Ah have a special matching Pabst Blue Ribbon T-shirt and baseball
hat that Ah wear only for formal occasions,� says Marty Eager. It�s
that philosophy that brought him to the top of the Redneck Wardrobe
category (91 points). Marty�s baseball hat collection is so
extensive that he can wear a different hat everyday for 2 months.
�Of course, he doesn�t,� says his wife Gertrude. �He wears the same
one till it�s frayed and you can�t tell the original color. Then I
git mad and throw it out.� �You WHAT!� says Marty. �Don�t you go
near ma belt buckle collection.� �But yoo cain�t wear �em with
overalls,� replies Mrs. Eager. The Eager bath tub was 25 rungs and
Exxon currently has the oil rights to Mary�s hair.
A Test on the Miscellaneous Qualities Unique to the American Redneck
1 Point: You don�t know what miscellaneous means.
1 Point for Every Time: You've asked the preacher "How's it hangin'?"
1 Point for Every Time: You've ever made change in the offering
5 Points: You think a quarter horse is that ride in front of K-Mart.
5 Points: You use the term `over yonder' more than once a month.
5 Points: The biggest city you've ever been to is Wal-Mart.
5 Points: You have started a petition to change the National Anthem
to "Georgia on My Mind".
10 Points: Your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.
10 Points: You are still holding on to confederate money because you
think the South will rise again.
Some qualities unique to the redneck defy categorization. Emma Lou
McCormick excels in this area with 136 points. Every Sunday, Emma
Lou makes change in the collection plate and greets her minister at
the Baptist Church of Amazing Grace with, �How�s it hangin� over
yonder dare padre.� She always laughs after she says it � alone.
Sixteen-year old Miss Harris is a proud employee of the Podunk,
Georgia Wal-Mart. �The most excitin� thang that ever happened to me
before da Ultimate Redneck Test � gushes Emma Lou, � was inheritin�
ma gram�s confederate money. I�m gonna use it ta finance ma dream �
a fireworks stand. Ah�m gonna do it, too, in jest a few yars, when I
finish eighth grade.�
So Who Is the ULTIMATE REDNECK?
The most points ever scored on this test so far was 911 racked up by
Billy Bob Dimwitty, whose 3rd grade teacher read him the Ultimate
Redneck Test when he was 19. He plans to quit school next year and
marry Cindy Lou (his Brother-in Law, Uncle Bobby�s daughter) and
attend the trucking Institute of Georgia. "That tornado comin'
through the neighborhood put us over the top.� Here are a few of his
- There are 17 cars in various
stages of disrepair in his front yard.
- He has 3 taxidermists on his speed
- He has been thrown out of the Sea
World for arriving drunk with a fishing pole.
- His dogs leave the room when Billy
- He is president of the Committee
to Change the National Anthem to �Georgia on my Mind.� (The
- A list of every girl friend he�s
had since he was 7 in on the Interstate 75 Overpass.