Things Only A Southerner Would Know

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by rebelzgrl76, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

    Only a Southerner knows the difference between
    hissie fit and a conniption fitand that you
    don't "" them, you " 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
    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
    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 nearand "a right far piece
    Also know that "just down the roadcan 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 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 to everybody!

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

    In the South, is singular all y'all is plural.

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

    Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon,
    grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye
    gravy is also a breakfast food; and that 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 tea
    unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want

    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.

    And to those of you who are still having a hard time
    understanding all this Southern stuff... bless your hearts,
    I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as
    a second language!

    And for those who are not from the South but have lived
    here for a long time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls font porch that reads "I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could."

    Bless your hearts ...
    ya'll Have a blessd day.
  2. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

    Amy, I understand the drift.... you guys down there talk a little funny.:smile2:

  3. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    Amy I understood the southern dialogue, but that format was confusing.:big_smile: Anyway, thanks for posting. I am sure there will be a northern response...well maybe not...:cool2:
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

    bein not from the north i woodnt noit
  5. usmc0208

    usmc0208 New Member

    North Carolina
    I'm not sure I'm from the north
  6. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

    Thanks for the post.
  7. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

    I was fixin' to say that this sure is a fine post, if I must say so myself.

    All y'all take care of yourselves, okay?

    Right now I gotta skeedaddle because I need to go a house further... :embarassed:
  8. carpet1

    carpet1 New Member

    Ash Flat,Arkansas
    love them greens
  9. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

    Amy, I was about to have a conniption fit this morning, but I clicked on this great thread of yours here, laughed a lot, and calmed down :big_smile:! Hugsss to you, girl. Bless your heart....and by NO means am I implying that you are a little old lady :lol:.
  10. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

    Yea we do.It is cause we cain;t understand a word that you are saying.Just remember who it is that talks funny when you are down here.Yall come on down.peewee-williams
  11. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

    Ohio ,Coshocton County
    It must be that all my grandparents were from down south , cause that the majority of my vocabualry, and they call me a redneck yankee
  12. mch4fishing

    mch4fishing New Member

    East Texas
    Well miss Amy Thank you. That was a true Treat:big_smile:
  13. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

    Glencoe, Arkansas
    Good post there Amy but by jingles you missed one. Them northern zoo's tell you the names and habitats of the animals there as does the south but us southerners also include the recipe too.
  14. r ward

    r ward New Member

    Kathleen G
    To all who don't understand come on down
    Amy great post and so true
  15. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

    bedford virginia
    Born in the south going to die in the south. first time i ever herd a yank talk was one day when i wa catfishing. a guy walked upto me and ask me where the crick was o yeah that got me i was thinking he was talking about a cricket and told the man most likely if he kept look on the bamk side he would find some.

    In the end i learned he was saying creek. be kool i love the thread.
  16. cockroach

    cockroach New Member

    they(learnerd ones) need to put the post in a book an give them out when our friends from up the road want to come for a visit, set up a little stand on I95,us41, 75 or 301 southbound. probly make them more happy if they could understand us a little better, then they would have a better time. cockroach.
  17. Wil

    Wil New Member

    Minden Nebraska
    even though i was born and live in nebraska.. my earliest recolections were when we lived in akransas.... some of those apply to me. i point out yonder all the time when im with my friends.. i do not however like sweet tea.. o well i guess ima half breed. lol
  18. MRR

    MRR New Member

    Good post Amy,however there is one that we all have in common(most anyway) most everyone does not take for granted that a car or truck with turn signal on is really going to turn. Most times they don't. By the way where does us Mo. people fit in since were pretty well on the Mason /Dixon Line. Or so everyone says.I really don't know. I've always been rather partal to the South myself. GOD BLESS!!
  19. Myname

    Myname New Member

    I have to agree with Pee-Wee on this one. Y'all not only talk a little (?) funny up yonder, but usually a little fast also.

    Recently. one of my favorite doctors was giving me verbal orders for a new patient on CCU. I had to interrupt him and ask him to slow down; I couldn't catch half of what he said. He said he was from New York and they all talk fast. I told him he was in Kentucky now, and we all hear slow.:lol:

    Have a nice day.
  20. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

    Glencoe, Arkansas
    Hear slow? Man I haven't heard that one in years. Reckon I ain't been listening fast enough