its a kind of weasel, 1: any of several carnivorous mammals (as of the genera Mustela or Vormela) of the weasel family ; especially : a brown to black European mammal (M. putorius) from which the domesticated ferret is derived.
there also an awesome band from the 80's rockabilly revival...
the animal ones are friggin cool, check this critter out:
as far as the insult, have you ever smelled a farrit pen, its not to pleasant... i think theres your answer
it's hillbilly for skunk
Yes it is a saying in the south,,,and it means skunk,,,Mary
POLE-CAT AND SKUNK ARE THE SAME THING.....
they do stink, but they don't spray like skunks. i didn't know that when I met one in a field. i ran screaming
It is like a skunk... They smell horrible.
Search striped Polecat .. :)