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You know you're southern if

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  • Joined 8/25/02
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  • Post #1
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 24, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

you order tea and expect it to be minty and sweet.

you add syllables to words

you're a belle ;-)

  • Joined 4/19/02
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  • Post #2
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 24, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

"Ya'll" is a permanent part of your vocabulary.

Toni

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

  • Joined 7/22/02
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  • Post #3
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 24, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

you know that "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.

  • Joined 2/12/00
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  • Post #4
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 24, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

You stand on the 'Coke' side of the 'pop' or 'soda' debate.

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm no more.

  • Joined 7/22/02
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  • Post #5
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 24, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

you say "Howdy" instead of "Hi" ...

Okay, that maybe more Texan, but I picked it up while livin' all over the south.

  • Joined 2/12/00
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  • Post #6
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 24, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

it's a 'sack' and not a 'bag,' a 'pail' and not a 'bucket,' and a 'crick' instead of a 'creek'

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm no more.

  • Joined 7/22/02
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  • Post #7
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 24, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

you say "o'er yonder"

  • Joined 8/17/02
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  • Post #8
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 24, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

You also know your southern if you treat your women like queens and you are pleasent and have manners. :D :D

p.s. I am a born and raised southern boy if you didn't guess.

  • Joined 11/16/00
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  • Post #9
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)
Quoted from "LindyChef"
you know that "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.

I disagree. I've lived in the south all my 32 years (in Tennessee, NC, and now Georgia), and the great majority of folks will only use y'all to mean more than one person. So, in most ways "y'all" and "all y'all" mean the same things.

I think the best way to distinguish "y'all" from "all y'all" is to think of it this way:

If you're talking to two people and you want to, say, invite those two indivduals to a party, you might say, "y'all should come to my part."

However, if those two individuals are representatives of some larger group, you might say "all y'all should come to my party."

  • Joined 11/16/00
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  • Post #10
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)
Quoted from "Drew"
it's a 'sack' and not a 'bag,'

Actually, that's regional. There are some places -- Middle Tennessee, specifically -- that it's not a "bag" it's a "poke." But, in East tennesee, it's just a "bag."

  • Joined 11/16/00
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  • Post #11
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

Now I've got a good one.

You know you're Southern when:

Your mom's sister is married to you dad's brother. And your first cousin on your dad's side is also a distant cousin on your mom's side.

That seems creepier than it really is, since no bloodlines have been crossed. But that's my reality!

  • Joined 8/25/02
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  • Post #12
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

the biggest way to tell? if you have a DEBATE over the grammatical correctness of y'all.

if you say things like: "if the good Lord wills it and the creeks don't rise" "fixin' to" "reckon" and "little lady"

oh - and my favorite (seriously, my granfather says this and i melt"

"well, I declare" (Not just for pseudo-southern british chicks anymore!)

  • Joined 7/4/01
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  • Post #13
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

You feel "much obliged" to do (whatever it is...) or you call the Civil War the "War of Northern Aggression"

And yes, "y'all" = small group, "all y'all" = large group :roll:

- James

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  • Joined 2/5/02
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  • Post #14
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

...you usetacould or mightcould

...call daffodils jonquils

...will be celebrating Jan. 20, 2003 as "Lee, Jackson, King Day," rather than "Martin Luther King Jr. Day" like the rest of the country (I'm serious. They do this in Vuh-gin-yuh).

...refer to the (admittedly beautiful) Blueridge as "mountains." They're hills, people! :D

  • Joined 5/22/02
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  • Post #15
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

I reckon all y'all mightcould go on o'er yonder crick with a sack o cokes if'n it wasn't to cold. (cold being anything below 50)

your also from the south when they call for and frozen precipitation, you feel the need to buy all the bread and milk from your local grocery store.

  • Joined 9/14/01
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  • Post #16
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

Even if you live in Wisconsin, being a graduate of Washington & Lee University :o <-- (class of 1970) grants you honorary Southerner status for life.

You are Southern if you eat grits with your aigs (seasoned with butter, salt and pepper), and NEVER in a bowl with cream and sugar.

You are Southern if you drink iced tea in the Winter.

You are a liberal Southerner if you refer to the War of Northern Aggresion as The War Between the States.

"A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having" - V

  • Joined 8/25/02
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  • Post #17
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

correction, misspinkkitten: cold is actually anything below 65. it's chilly below 80.

  • Joined 8/12/01
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  • Post #18
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

You know you're Southern if ...

... you've attended at least one wedding, funeral or church service in an "Antioch Baptist Church."

... you grew up at least 30 miles from a small-town speed trap.

... you're either related to or know someone named Cledus, Merle, Junior, Leroy or Jewel.

... you know who Tiny Lund was.

... you know which Southern resort town is called the "Redneck Riviera."

... you like fried okra and boiled peanuts.

... your favorite television re-run is the Andy Griffith Show.

... your hometown holds its Veterans Day ceremony in the Confederate soldiers section of the local cemetery.

... you know who Wendy Bagwell and Grady Nutt were.

... at least one house where you grew up is now overrun with kudzu.

... you concur that "Gone With the Wind" was the greatest motion picture of all time.

... you know at least one person with a black "3" in the corner of the windshield of their pick-up.

... one of the favorite restaurants in your hometown is a truck stop.

... you know the lyrics to "He Stopped Loving Her Today."

... you've ever dropped peanuts in an RC Cola and consumed the "coke" and peanuts at the same time.

... in your heart, you know Lewis Grizzard was always right.

  • Joined 5/22/02
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  • Post #19
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

this could be a volatile subject...

BBQ I know it can vary greatly by region, but being from the mid atlantic area, the bbq that I consider superior is a pulled pork with a vinegar sauce (smithfield style)

what about you?

pork vs beef

tomato based sauce vs vinegar based sauce

  • Joined 11/23/99
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  • Post #20
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)
Quoted from "wheato"
You know you're Southern if ... ... you know at least one person with a black "3" in the corner of the windshield of their pick-up.

LOL! We don't have a "3" on our car, but we do have an "8" sticker on it -- and I have an "8" backpack. :P

  • Joined 8/25/02
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  • Post #21
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

here in texas (which is technically southwest - btu i feel included anyway because my family is from the carolina's, virginias, and georgias...there might even be some alabama's in there)

barbeque is spicy. and chili is spicier. barbeque is a dietary staple. beef. tomato based. and by beef i mean STEAK. (unless you're skippy - and then it's weird sausage things and chicken. lots and lots of chicken :-) )

  • Joined 11/23/99
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  • Post #22
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

Oh yeah, I forgot. My husband has a "3" baseball cap. Tee hee. :lol:

  • Joined 2/12/00
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  • Post #23
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)
Quoted from "misspinkkitten"
this could be a volatile subject... BBQ I know it can vary greatly by region, but being from the mid atlantic area, the bbq that I consider superior is a pulled pork with a vinegar sauce (smithfield style) what about you? pork vs beef tomato based sauce vs vinegar based sauce

Having done some of my growing up in Kansas City, I've got to side with KC style BBQ. Slow-roasted beef brisket cooked all day at about 190, with sweet, dark sauce.

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm no more.

  • Joined 8/8/00
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  • Post #24
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)
Quoted from "wheato"
... you know at least one person with a black "3" in the corner of the windshield of their pick-up.

What about the sticker of Calvin peeing? Or is that just a redneck thing?! :D

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  • Post #25
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

So, what does the black 3 mean?

:dunno:

  • Joined 11/23/99
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  • Post #26
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)
Quoted from "Ipanema"
So, what does the black 3 mean? :dunno:

It doesn't have to be a "black" 3 as long as it's a slanted 3. It's <A HREF="http://www.nascar.com" TARGET="_blank">NASCAR</A> driver <A HREF="http://www.daleearnhardt.com" TARGET="_blank">Dale Earnhardt</A>'s car number. He died during a race in early 2001. Years ago, it seemed like only southerners watched NASCAR, but its gotten a lot more popular now all over the US.

  • Joined 4/27/01
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  • Post #27
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)
Quoted from "wheato"
... you know which Southern resort town is called the "Redneck Riviera."

Ha! The Florida Panhandle! I lived in that ol' Lower Alabama for a couple of years! It's more of an area than a single town: Destin, Ft. Walton, Valparaiso, Shalimar, Mary Esther, Navarre, Holley by the Sea (a.k.a. Holley by the Sewage Treatment Plant), and, of course, Pensacola.

Further north, you've got Crestview. Even further is Florabama. That's in an area known as UCLA--Upper Crestview/Lower Alabama. 8)

  • Joined 4/27/01
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  • Post #28
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

Only a true Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption.

Nobody but a true Southerner knows how many fish make up a mess.

A true Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of Cattywumpus.

A true Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is--as in, "Going to town, be back directly."

Even true 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 true Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is.

True Southerners know 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 tater salad. (If the trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add some hot biscuits and nanner puddin'.)

True Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "pert' near" and "a right far piece."

True Southerners both know and understand the differences 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.

True Southerners know that "fixin" can be used both as a noun, verb, and adverb.

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  • Post #29
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)

you say walmarks and kmarks(very regional)

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  • Post #30
  • Originally posted Friday, October 25, 2002 (Over 10 years ago)
Quoted from "Betty"
It doesn't have to be a "black" 3 as long as it's a slanted 3. It's &lt;A HREF="http://www.nascar.com" TARGET="_blank"&gt;NASCAR&lt;/A&gt; driver &lt;A HREF="http://www.daleearnhardt.com" TARGET="_blank"&gt;Dale Earnhardt&lt;/A&gt;'s car number. He died during a race in early 2001. Years ago, it seemed like only southerners watched NASCAR, but its gotten a lot more popular now all over the US.

That reminds me of a joke.

Why do rednecks do it doggie-style on Sunday? So they can both watch the race.

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