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    Southerners

    Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."
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    Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."
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    Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is, . as in: "Going to town, be back directly."
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    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.
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    All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
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    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!
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    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 20.
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    Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.
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    No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
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    A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
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    Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ... and when we're "in line," . we talk to everybody!
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    Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.
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    In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.
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    Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
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    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.
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    When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 heart!
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    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!
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    And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls front porch that reads "I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could."
    Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fahevah!


    If you're a Northern transplant, Bless your little heart, fake it.
    We know you

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

    I was born and raised in SC and "y'all" has never been singular. But I noticed it's like that in a lot of movies.

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

    Actually, grits is made from hominy. And every southerner I know knows that.

    You're not really from the South, are you?

    BTW, the rest is fairly accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bootlen View Post
    In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.

    I was born and raised in SC and "y'all" has never been singular. But I noticed it's like that in a lot of movies.

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

    Actually, grits is made from hominy. And every southerner I know knows that.

    You're not really from the South, are you?

    BTW, the rest is fairly accurate.



    Yes y'all is plural but all y'all is really plural.
    Hominy comes from corn.
    Yes lived in MS all my life.

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    Yes y'all is plural but all y'all is really plural.

    Okay. LOL Fair enough.

    Hominy comes from corn.

    Said I'm from SC. Never said I was a farmer.

    Yes lived in MS all my life.

    Ah! Misssippi! Heck, y'all say "y'all" when y'all don't mean "y'all".
    No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.

    For those who have fought for it, freedom has a sweetness the protected will never know.

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    IT'sss an accurate Lllliiist IMO,as a Florida Cracker!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootlen View Post
    In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.

    I was born and raised in SC and "y'all" has never been singular. But I noticed it's like that in a lot of movies.

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

    Actually, grits is made from hominy. And every southerner I know knows that.

    You're not really from the South, are you?

    BTW, the rest is fairly accurate.

    I had to laugh at myself on that one, I have a habit of sayin how y'all doin even when I'm talking to one person, lol.

    A guy works with us always greets people he knows with " How's your mom'n 'em?! "

    lol figure out that one
    And the rest is so true, its scary!

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    Ah, corn, the versatile food product.

    it can be:

    a motor fuel &
    hard liquor at the same time
    a dessert Corn pudding
    breakfast Grits
    bread corn bread, muffins
    a snack cheetos, nachos
    dinner tacos, spoon bread, on cob or off, succotash
    even a plastic product
    laundry product
    baby powder
    poor mans insulation cobs used back in the day
    toilet paper see above
    air sealing product stick cob in hole in wall
    toy corn cob doll
    Col 3:23


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