Sunday, February 10, 2013

Only a Southern Girl........


My buddy Lisa Pie posted this over on her Facebook feed and I am stealing it so all y'all can see it.
But especially so my Daughter can start studying up on how she is gonna be needin' to talk once she moves to Louisiana.

I am a G.R.I.T.S. gal through and through so it's pained me that my children have not been raised in the South.
Yes, I have been known to have said, "I'm as stuffed as a tick!" on more than one occasion.

 Enjoy these!
There is nothing on Earth like a Southern Belle.....bless her heart. ;-)







Sluggy

16 comments:

  1. That is oh. so. familiar. While I do say lots of those things here in AL, I don't say 'durn.' I have a Memaw and am a Memaw. I got my eggplate from an antique store. You do know one eggplate is not nearly enough? I don't use all those colloquialisms, but hear them ALL the time.

    I have not been over to Lisa Pie's in ages. I should start going over there, too.

    My daughter in NYC has a horrid Brooklyn voice. I hate it. My grandchildren are Northerners!

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    1. Yankee grandbabies....oh, the horror! lol

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  2. "Fixing to" is an everyday staple. But, they left out "yonder" as in "look yonder." Or, it's "over yonder." Of course, we always are looking in the direction we intend for the listener to look, the direction about which we are speaking. "Y'all" IS a proper word.

    I could not see the third video, so maybe they did include "yonder."

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    1. I haven't heard anyone use "yonder" in ages.....sigh.....

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    2. I could call you and talk "Southern." However, Southerners think I do not sound "like [I] am from around here." Professors thought I was from the Midwest.

      My daughter is in NYC. Her husband's boss called her one day. She was puzzled and asked her husband why. Since he had been on the subway and it was pre-cell days, her husband called his boss thinking he needed to talk to him. The boss just wanted to hear a Southern girl. When I was up there visiting, people would ask me to talk more. They were so harsh I thought they were all angry about something. Honestly, I was afraid to talk to New Yorkers, thinking they would bite my head off like they were doing to each other.

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  3. Hilarious!!! Although a midwest transplant, I've lived in the South for 30 years now and love it, ya'll:). Do you have a GRITS (girls raised in the south) tshirt and hat?

    Rebekah

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    1. I have a soup mug from Cracker Barrel(of course)and a GRITS afghan.
      A transplanted into Dixie Midwest gal, huh? Well bless your heart.....lol

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  4. Too funny! Every word seems to have an extra syllable or two in it!

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  5. Hahahaha. Oh my, that was too funny. "He's so dumb he could throw himself on the floor and miss". That's cute. Watched all three of them. I have a friend from NC who kept saying "well, butter my side and call me a biscuit". I thought he was being weird/funny. Glad to see it's a state/section wide thing. "Month of Sundays"... bahaha.

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  6. I was raised by a high-class southern family, and thus have not heard (except when visiting southern states - then I heard "reckon" and "yonder") any of what's mentioned above. But I did hear on rare occasions, the one and ONLY curse words heard or uttered my my house, "Damnation!"

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    1. My browser was fizzling out on me. Sorry for typos. The only one curse words heard "In my house," of course. Oh, and I always thought a grocery cart was called a "buggy." I don't say that anymore, only because I've been met with puzzlement so many times that I've trained myself out of it.

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    2. "High-class" ??? I hate to tell you, but Southerners no longer live on plantations. AND, all Southerners of a certain age have heard those expressions. My mother would have killed me if I said any of them except "reckon," "yonder," and "y'all."

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  7. lol! I use "Full as a tick" all the time! I think it was from a Jeff Foxworthy show once...

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  8. I'm sorry to say that I'm a Northern girl but I can make sweet tea, corn bread, and grits with the best of them. My Southern MIL swears that I have enough Southern blood to qualify for a Southern gal. My Dad was from Mobile.
    And bless your heart for posting this.

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  9. I am not sure I want to publicly admit how many of those I use on a regular basis. : )

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  10. ...and twice as thick! Just love those! Angela

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