Sticky Southern women know their vacation spots:
The crick Southern women know everybody’s first name:
Dumplin’ Southern women know the movies that speak right to their cotton-pickin’ hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Gone With The Wind
Sweet Home Alabama Southern women know their religions:
Football 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 cities dripping with Southern charm:
Addlanna or ‘Lanna Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Beauty Salon Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:
Having bad hair, heels and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food
SUTHERN DEFINITIONSAirish – cool
Biggety – hauty
Buzzard Bait – worn out hoss
Cow grease – buttah
Fahunah – not a native southernah
Hoppin Mad – angry
Jump the broom – marry
Kitchen safe – cupboard
Lunk haid – dumb
Mitey nigh – almost
Marble orchard – cemetary
No a’count – good for nothing
Persnickity – strange or peculiar
Pig Trail – small side road
Rot Gut – bad liquor
Shet – close
Tolerable – feelin pretty good
Well heeled – well off
Come close and walk with me;
I’ll tell you all the simple things,
That you are sure to see.
You’ll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,
Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,
Wooden porches cleanly swept;
Watermelons on the vine,
Coleslaw and barbecue
Fried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,
Fried pies and pickles too.
There’s ice cold tea that ‘s syrupy sweet,
And cool, green grass beneath your feet;
Catfish nipping in the lake,
And fresh young boys on the make.
You’ll see all these things
And much, much more,
In a way of life, that I adore.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GRITS
2. Thou shalt not eat Cream of Wheat and call it Grits; for this is blasphemy.
3. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors Grits.
4. Thou shalt only use Salt, Butter and Cheese as toppings for thy Grits.
5. Thou shalt not eat Instant Grits.
6. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.
7. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.
8. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.
9. Thou shalt not put sugar on thy Grits either.
10. Thou shalt not put sugar or syrup on thy Grits
To Southern men the four seasons are: deer season, squirrel season, turkey season, and dove season.
A Northern fairy tale begins, “Once upon a time”.
A Southern fairy tale begins, ” ‘Y’all ain’t gonna believe this”.
In the South, having food at gatherings is traditional, whether during times of sadness or happiness.
It can get so hot in the South, not only can you fry and egg on the sidewalk, you can make hash browns and toast to go with it.
It can get so hot in the South, you can wash and dry your clothes at the same time.
It can get so hot in the South, the trees start whistling for the dogs.
It can get so hot in the South, birds have to use pot holders to pull worms out of the ground.
It can get so hot in the South, your car overheats sitting in the driveway.
Southern music (Nashville, bluegrass, country, Southern rock, and Appalachian).
They still think differently. And the place keeps producing well beyond its
share of great writers. ~~~Lisa Alther, Southern novelist, on why there are so many great Southern writers.
-Charles Kuralt in Southerners: Portrait of a People
The North has Cream of Wheat, the South has grits.
The North has double last names; the South has double first names.
The North has green salads, the South has collard greens.
The North has Indy car races; The South has stock car races.
The North has lobsters, the South has crawfish.
The North has the rust belt; the South has the Bible Belt.