Southerners know their summer weather report:
Southerners know their vacation spots:
Southerners know everybody’s first name:
Southerners know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Gone With The Wind
Southerners know their religions:
Southerners know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Southerners know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform
Men in tuxedos
Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon
Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food
Only a Southerner knows the difference between
a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you
don’t “HAVE” them,
you “PITCH” them.
Only 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 “right near”
and “a right far piece.”
They also know that” just down the road” can be 1 mile or 20.
Only a Southerner both knows and understands the difference between
a redneck, a good ol’ boy, and po’ white trash.
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
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover
they’re related, even if only by marriage.
In the South, y’all is singular, and y’all is plural.
Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
Every Southerner knows that tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits,
and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food;
that scrambled eggs just ain’t right without Tabasco ,
and 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 “sweet milk.”
Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it — we do not like our
“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 sweet little heart”… and go your own way.
To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southernness:
Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning.
Bless your little heart!
And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding
all this Southern stuff…bless your hearts, I hear they’re fixin’ to have classes
on Southernness as a second language!
Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fah-evah!
There ain’t no magazine named “Northern Living” for good reason. There ain’t nobody
interested in livin’ up north, nobody would buy the magazine!
Now Shugah, send this to someone who was raised in the South or wish they had abeen!
If you’re a Northern transplant, bless your little heart, fake it.
We know you got here as fast as you could.