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Southerners. No reflection on my more northerly F
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Gene SC    Posted 12-02-2003 at 16:02:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sometimes have trouble with the last one

The True Southerner

1.) Only a true Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit
and a
conniption, and that you "PITCH" one, -- and you "HAVE" the other.

2.) Only a true Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip
greens, peas, beans, etc. make up "a mess."

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

4.) Only a true Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is - as
"Going to town, be back directly.

5.) All true Southerners, even babies, know that "Gimme some sugar" is
a request for the white, granular, sweet substance that sits in a
little bowl in the middle of the table.

6.) All true Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might
use the term, but they know the concept well.

7.) Only a true 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
crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin'!)

8.) Only true Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right

near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the
can be 1 mile or 20.

9.) Only a true Southerner both knows and understands the difference
between a redneck, a good ole boy, and po' white trash.

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

11.) A true Southerner knows that "fixin'" can be used as a noun, a
or an adverb.

12.) Only true Southerners make friends while standing in lines. We
do "queues", we do "lines," and when we're "in line," we talk to

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

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

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

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

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

18.) 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 tea
unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk. (And I add
this statement that when true Southerners say 'light bread' that they
mean the 'store-bought-sliced variety and most of the time they mean
white kind, no matter the brand name.).

19.) A true Southerner knows that if you are with a couple of friends,
could be with 2 or 10. The number doesn't matter.

20.) 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.

Wm. from NC    Posted 12-03-2003 at 02:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I AM a true Southerner, cause I understood every word you said.
Gene, have you ever tasted sweet tea from The Beacon Drive In, in Spartanburg? If not, you need to make the trip. Anyone can tell you where it is located (on Reidville Rd.). The BEST iced tea in the world. If you want a real treat, try one of their "a-plenty" sandwiches. I'm partial to their hash-a-plenty. You had better be hungry. They are the #1 user of Tetley Tea, in the WORLD.

Stan TN    Posted 12-03-2003 at 18:16:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When I lived in SOUTHERN Pennsylvania, we pitched fits and had conniptions. Didn't know was hissy was though.

Gene SC    Posted 12-03-2003 at 14:24:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep! Been there Done that, Good place to eat:

Redneck    Posted 12-03-2003 at 03:24:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not to start an argument,but I hope it is a site better than the BBQ there in the Carolinas.

SB in AR    Posted 12-02-2003 at 20:07:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
And "Coke" (as a beverage) does not only refer to Coca-Cola, but also Pepsi, RC, and any other soda.

Mudcat49    Posted 12-03-2003 at 04:17:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
And it's not always said "COKE" it's mostley "Co-Cola" as in: "Yew want a Co-Cola?" "yep git me one." "Wot kind yew want?" "Oh jest git me a Seben up."

Gene SC    Posted 12-02-2003 at 16:05:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
That F was supposed to be Friends, I guess I
used too many letters.

Dave Wi.    Posted 12-02-2003 at 19:07:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
The use of some of the sayings reminds me of my Gram some times it was hard for the kids to understand her,but I did learn sugar at an early age cause when we would see her she always said:
"Come gimme some sugah" that is the way she would say it too.

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