Friday, February 25, 2011


A follower of my blog sent this to me. Since I am originally from Texas, I got a kick out of it and wanted to share with everyone.

For those of you who is...and those who ain't!


Southern women know their summer weather report:

Southern women know their vacation spots:
The beach
The rivuh
The crick

Southern women know everybody's first name:

Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind

Southern women know their religions:

Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Foat Wuth

Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler

Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon

Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food

More Suthen-ism's:
Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption
fit, and that you don't "HAVE" them,
you "PITCH" 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

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" 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" is. 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

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

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 "fixin" 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, y'all 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

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 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.

To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two
tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your

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!


Jonthy said...

I'm a "fixin" to share this with my friends.


BumbleBeeLane said...

Being raised in the south and living in the north I so understand! LoL..It's a whole other world were tradition and customs reign.Warm Blessings!~Amy

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

that was better then Great.. I grew up in Ohio...lived in Tenn for a year and then Virginia Beach for 4 years and I know everyone of those so people around here think I somehow have southern in my blood. I'm told I have a southern accent too. I reckin they myt be right on that one.. it never left once I moved back..hehe

thanks for the giggle


Angela said...

Thanks Darlin' for sharing. I am fixin to see if I can make this into a stitchery. It's the story of my heritage. Ya'll have a good weekend now, ya hear?

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Thanks for sharing, Susan.
Tis a darlin' thing y'all done here.

Deb Riddell said...

Too funny Sue! As a true Northerner (I live in Canada) I appreciate the education on what it is to be Southern! Deb

jderouin55 said...

i live in very very upstate New York. It was fun reading