[plad-nek] noun.  A small “c” conservative especially of “highlander” descent.

A while back, CBC’s “the House” had an item on the language used in parliament.  They suggested that more than English and French should be permitted so speakers could converse in a language in which they were intimately familiar.

I emailed them that if Canada’s Gaelic speakers (the Country’s first Prime Minister and Ontario’s first Premier were highlanders and spoke Gaelic) had to give up their language, more recently landed language speakers too should acquiesce and become fluent in one of the official languages.

They called and I was interviewed for a short followup.  When that program aired, I told my brother that I believed I was the redneck respondent.  He corrected me and said “No you’re a Plaidneck.”  Thus this website.