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Are you a true Southerner?
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kraig WY    Posted 05-27-2002 at 07:36:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]


True Southerner...

Only a true Southerner knows the difference between a
hissie fit and a conniption and that you don't "have"
them, but "pitch" them.

Nobody but a true Southerner knows how many fish,
collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc. make
up a mess.

A true Southerner can show or point out to you the
general direction of "yonder."

A true Southerner knows exactly how long "directly"
is - as in "Going to town, be back directly."

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

True Southerners know 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 trouble is a real crisis, they
also know to add a large banana puddin'.)

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

True Southerners both know and understand the
differences 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.

True Southerners know that "fixin" can be used both as
a noun, verb and adverb.

A true Southerner knows how to understand Southern: a
booger can be a resident of the nose, a descriptive
("That ol' booger!") or something that jumps out at
you in the dark and scares the stuffin out of you.

True Southerners make friends standing in lines. We
don't do "queues," we do "lines." We stand IN them,
not ON them. And when we're in line, we talk to
everybody.

Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will
discover they're related, if only by marriage.

True Southerners never refer to one person as
"y'all."

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

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

Southerners 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.

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream
obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 on the
freeway - you say, "Bless her heart" and go your way.
Or, Added by "Bless her heart, she can't hep
it..."


magpie    Posted 05-28-2002 at 14:48:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never been to the land of cotton. I had a grandma from the south(Boone county Arkansas) Is this really the south? She seemed to think it was. It brings back old memories to read these posts as this is the way granny talked. She migrated west then north. She left my mom and my wife some good recipies. And I'm sure she would have liked to see her childhood home again. Does this mean that once a southerner always one?


Les...Hmmmm, let's see    Posted 05-27-2002 at 18:10:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live in the north end of town, east side of the county, middle of the state, northeast part of the country in the western/northern hemisphere (take your pick there). Guess not.
But I can identify with most of that. (Except for the "grits" part. It don't seem much like actual food to me!) Country folks is pretty much the same all over.
I can identify with all F14 said, too. Got lots of southern friends and spent a lot of time there in the military. Roots are too deep to leave NH. Massachusetts is too far south for me to live ";^)


F14...I'm so confused...    Posted 05-27-2002 at 15:47:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Born in Michigan, retired in Maine, which obviously makes me a damyankee, but lived in Florida for 5 years and South Carolina for 3. Some of the nicest folks you'd ever want to meet, that's for sure.

Only two things kept me from settlin' there: pizen snakes and HEAT! Lawdy, I cain't take the heat...


Mudcat49    Posted 05-27-2002 at 11:42:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
American by birth, Southern by the grace of God!!
But wait: I thought u could eat fried green tomatoes anytime!!! Sometimes iffen we had them for supper the night before and there are a few left over I just heat 'em up and have 'em with my breakfast!


Hogman    Posted 05-27-2002 at 09:26:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
100%,dyed in tha wool and Dennis iff'en Ya caint think "sack" try Poke tho thats one that sorta dates Ya,don't hear it used much any more.
That of course is referrin to a "paper" bag,sac,poke. Now a Gunny sac is what Northerners call a "Burlap bag" and iff'en Ya call it a Tow sac it realy throws Em.

Trivia Salmoneye,Tha term comes from Artillery,ie tha sack tha Gunners carried tha tow in withwhich tha gun tube was "swabed". Hence Gunny or Tow.
Tow? Flax or Hemp loosely made rope,easely pulled apart that is wrapped around tha ramrod (actually the cleanin rod) ta swab tha bore with. That ain't from websters dictionary,tis from tha cobwebby one in tha Hogman haid. Subject to correction??? Within reason of course!


PCC-AL    Posted 05-28-2002 at 02:31:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hogman, I always thought they were Croker sacks. It may just have been a brand name when I was a kid. The mule feed always came in Croker sacks, not burlap. Also, don't forget flour sacks. Many a little girl wore a Martha White dress to school when I was young.


Hogman    Posted 05-28-2002 at 03:05:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Al I have no memory of Croker sacks,could have been a Regional brand name.
Flour sacks? You bet, My Sisters all wore flour sack dress' and underwear,and for You "more mature" Ladies ,who can ever forget "granny rags"? Now THAT was RE-CYCLE'EN! 4Th and mostly last go round for Em.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 05-27-2002 at 08:52:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
After reviewing the criteria, I can say yes, Kraig, yes I am. Would not like to live any other way. We sometimes marvel and why people from other parts of the country would want to live any other lifestyle than what we enjoy here.


Larry    Posted 05-27-2002 at 10:27:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Ya-but,what do you folks do in the winter without any snow? And,how te heck do you go ice fishing? :{)


Redneck    Posted 05-28-2002 at 04:00:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Close as I can figure,thats when the catfish you froze gits hid behind what needs to be defrosted out of the frigidare......

Pictures of waist deep white stuff are close enough thank you.


Dennis    Posted 05-27-2002 at 07:57:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Also "Sacks" not "Bags"


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