Friday, November 14, 2008

Meaning of White Trash

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Greenberg: The phrase "white trash" originally meant a white person who procreates with a non-white person, but it recently has taken on a wider meaning.

The poet T.S. Eliot also considered "white trash" to be a white person who fornicates with a non-white.

1 comment:

P.B.M. said...

Do you have a source for Eliot's description?