For those Kentuckians who were called "racists" for voting against Senator Barack Obama, there is another slur to add to the shoulder. Certain Michigan residents have coined the label "Ypsitucky" to refer to transplanted Kentuckians. According to epicurious.com:
[C]alling someone Ypsitucky is essentially the same as calling them poor white trash, as it's a long-standing local term that pokes fun at Appalachian immigrants (it combines "Kentucky" with once-blue-collar "Ypsilanti, Mich.").
"If you want to talk about a dinner about people who moved up here from the South and what kind of food they eat, (the term) is fine," Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber told the Ann Arbor News. "But the just plain term 'Ypsitucky' is a pejorative term."
"It was a poke at the people from Kentucky that moved up here," Ypsilanti City Councilwoman Lois Richardson said. "It's really a derogatory term. It's not one that I would use."
I had never heard of Ypsitucky before, but I'm glad the speech police have alerted me so I can be deeply offended. I still think "Kentuckiana" is the worst bastardization of geographic names.
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