The ‘white trash’ label perpetuates the idea that poor or working class whites are lazy, shiftless and dumb-witted.
You live your life as a shiftless and lazy slob, forever waiting to hear the news of your aged relative's demise so you can board the gravy train that you feel is your entitlement.
They hid in saloons, spun lies, spied on people, made less than the corner grocer, and were generally shiftless , lazy bums.
The first part of this debate occurs between the engineer and a feisty middle-aged woman who runs the local cafe, the second between this hardworking woman and her shiftless husband.
These are greedy, shiftless and lazy people who only use and abuse the soil.
‘I think immigrants think we're lazy, shiftless , good-for-nothing,’ she says.
A ‘scobie’ means either a shiftless young person or a wild duck that bites.
Anyone who believes that unions serve a function in this day and age is a lazy, good-for-nothing, shiftless shirker.
Just as before, the would-be dominators try to convince us that it is necessary to apply a firm hand to the benefit of a shiftless character.
I could have said her son the no good, lazy, shiftless shyster but I'm in a mood to be nice today.