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Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Southernness.

Since our wonderful friend Bond is now a true Southern Memphian, I thought that I would try to help him out just a tad on his Southernness. It's only what any true Southern friend would do to help out herNorthern friend. ;-) I loves ya snugglebritches!

I was e-mailed this by Duckles - thank you!

Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniptionfit, and that you don't "HAVE" them, you "PITCH"them.

Ony a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas,beans, etc., make up "a mess

Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is,... as in: "Going to town, be back directly

Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis,they also know to add a large banana puddin!

Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "rightnear" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn

A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun,a verb, or an adverb

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ... and when we're"in line," .... we talk to everybody

In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.

Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food;and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast
food.

When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweetmilk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it--we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,"Bless her heart"... and go your own way.

To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart. And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, ... bless your hearts I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!

And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a longtime, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls front porch that reads "I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could.

SOUTHERN WOMEN Southern women appreciate their natural assets: Clean skin. A winning smile. That unforgettable Southern drawl. Southern women know their manners:"Yes, ma'am.""Yes, sir." Southern women have a distinct way with fond expressions : "Y'all come back!" "Well, bless your heart." "Drop by when you can." "How's your Momma?"

Southern women know their summer weather report: Humidity, Humidity, Humidity

Southern women know their vacation spots: The beach, The beach, The beach,

Southern women know the joys of June, July, and August: Colorful hi-heel sandals, Strapless sun dresses, Iced sweet tea with mint

Southern women know everybody's first name: Honey, Darlin', Shugah

Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts: Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy, Steel Magnolias, Gone With The Wind

Southern women know their religions: Baptist, Methodist, Football

Southern women know their country breakfasts: Red-eye gravy, Grits, Eggs, Country ham, Mouth-watering homemade biscuits with momma's homemade jelly

Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:

Charleston (Chawl'stn)
Savannah (S'vanah)
Fort Worth (Foat Wuth)
New Orleans (N'awlins)
Atlanta (Addlanna)
Tylertown ( T-Town)

Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform.
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler, of course!



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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10/10/2006 5:41 PM) : 

From the mind of Meribah:

Sweet tea, eh? I like my tea naked! I mean, with nothing on, er, in it! That's right, I like my tea with nothing in it! LOL
I guess I'm not southern then, but I really like y'all! **puts "Go down south for a visit" on her "to do sometime in the future" list**

 

Blogger Dana said ... (10/10/2006 6:35 PM) : 

Ain't it the truth? Ain't it the truth!

 

Blogger Amanda said ... (10/10/2006 9:44 PM) : 

lol..That's us aint it!

 

Blogger Anndi said ... (10/11/2006 8:22 AM) : 

Eh?

 

Blogger Dixiechick said ... (10/11/2006 9:14 AM) : 

Meri and Anndi- we would LOVE to have you visit the South... you will be truly amazed by the true southern hospitality.

Amanda and Dana - Yes, it's all so very, very true... every stinking word!!! LMOO

 

Blogger Bond said ... (10/11/2006 11:15 AM) : 

Yes Anndi and Meri...c'mon down and let us s'therner's show y'all how we treat folks...
y'all can come to Memphis and then we will go just down the road to Dixie's and sit a spell.
If I knew y'all were comin' i'd be fixin' to prepare a big ole meal of vittles for y'all.
And 'member ladies..when y'all come to the South, darlin's I give you both some much shugah you might not want to go home.

 

Anonymous damm said ... (10/11/2006 3:04 PM) : 

I don't get sweet tea either meribah :)

 

Anonymous Travis said ... (10/12/2006 12:58 PM) : 

Charming!

 

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