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.
How many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up “a mess.”
Exactly when “by and by” is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
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’!
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 that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
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.
Exactly how long “directly” is, as in: “Going to town, be back directly.”
“Fixin” can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
Grits come from corn and how to eat them.
The word “y’all” is singular, “all y’all” is plural.
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!
Only true Southerners:
Make friends while standing in lines, … and when we’re “in line,”… we talk to everybody!
Say “sweet tea” and “sweet milk.” 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.
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.
Only Southerners grow up knowing:
The true difference between “right near” and “a right far piece.” They also know that”just down the road” can be 1 mile or 20.
The difference between a redneck, a good ol’ boy, and po’ white trash
Never to assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn
How to show or point out to you the general direction of “yonder”
Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fah-evah !
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they’re related, even if only by marriage.
When you hear someone say, “Well, I caught myself lookin’,” you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
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.
And to those still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff:
I hear they’re fixin’ to have classes on Southernness as a second language.
Now Shugah, send this to someone who was raised in the South or wish they had a’been! If you’re a Northern transplant, bless your little heart, fake it. We know you got here as fast as you could.