roughnecks

Sometimes I think the term roughneck is really just a way of taking redneck and superimposing it upon men of various ethnic backgrounds who maintain redneckesque ideologies and who've smoked so many Marlboros and shot so much Jim Beam that their voices are all jacked up--like when women get that generic snarl to their voice from smoking too much--except they're dudes with beer bellies who work on like oil rigs and stuff.