“T T”, acronym for “TRAILER TRASH”. n. Archetype.
Popular opinion tends to stereotype those belonging to the “T T” culture with a double-widely accepted description that more or less pigeonholes a fairly diverse group as being comprised of those who “seem well-suited to residential life in a mobile home park and are distinguished by poor hygiene, foul language, slovenly or slutty clothing, and general ignorance. Recreations include drinking malt liquor in lawn chairs under tattered R.V. awnings and teenage pregnancy.” (urbandictionary.com). And “poor white people living in a trailer park in the U.S., especially the South.” (dictionary.com).
While these distinctive characteristics are frequently evident in those who boast the purest of “T T” pedigrees, they can be limiting in scope.
Certainly appearance, behavior, poorness, and location all make uncontestable contributions to the “T T” prototype; however, like those of the “Moldy Old White Bread” persuasion, the determining factor of a true “T T-ite” inherently comes down to mindset. The trailer is merely an accessory.
A “T T” mindset is an inbredded thing, and more than skin deep, or skin color for that matter. You can take the trash out of the trailer park, but you can’t laser off those K-Fed tatts without leaving scars. And no matter how you dress it up, the “T T ‘tude” can’t stay suppressed for long.
Evidence of a “T T” mindset will oftentimes emerge in ordinary conversation when a “T T-ite” unwittingly lapses into the “T T” mother tongue which has over time evolved into a drawling language filled with double negatives and contracted half words; and is something that, well, just can’t be taught in schools.
It’s been suggested that a good portion of the “T T” population traditionally lives and breeds in the South, but anyone who’s seen the "Jersey Shore" would know this to be a misconception. The red states may indeed prove to be fertile territory for “T T” culture cultivation, however, their borders are simply not enough to contain the mindset or keep it from spreading.
And there just ain’t no more to say, except maybe...
Adjectives: T-squared, trailericious, trailerlectible, trailerflashy, T-T-dacious
Synonyms: T-square, white trash, T-P trash, red neck, hillbilly, hick, bumpkin, rube, yokel, inbred, kissin’ cuzin, squealer, T-bagger, Wal-Marter.
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