Thursday, March 17, 2005

Southern Living

A summary of Southern attitudes- Paula, feel free to add to this.
*We complain when it drops below 60 that it's freezing out.
*When it snows half an inch, schools shut down, the state shuts down, and you can't find milk and bread to save your life.
*It was the War of Northern Aggression. Really.
*When you learn about your state in the eighth grade, they tell you about how some people ate dirt and dress up like mamas and offer you clay for breakfast. At least my teacher did.
*You are never going to get a Democratic presidential candidate to win the state. It just ain't happening.
*There are tons of little towns called Denmark and Cameron and Clover that you have to go 30 miles off the interstate to find.
*College campuses are just about the only place you are going to find liberals- loud ones, anyway.
*We still have blue laws.
*We get boycotted because people don't like our flags.
*Sweet tea is the drink of choice. Real sweet tea.
*If you're a Yankee, we may love you, but you will never hear the end of it.


At 3/17/2005 09:00:00 AM, Blogger shauna marie said...

Well...from a Yank to a Southerner: thanks for the history lessons and the warnings. and hey: thanks for the CONGRATS: it means a lot.

At 3/17/2005 09:31:00 AM, Blogger Rhonda said...

LOL, you remind me of my father, and that is a very good thing! He calls himself a southerner and anyone above the "Mason Dixon Line" a yankee. Everything you said - he says. Great Blog.

At 3/17/2005 10:09:00 AM, Blogger Cindy-Lou said...

You asked if you could put a link to my site on yours.....that would be AWESOME! Thanks so much! Being a true southerner myself (Paula's my sis-in-law...*grin*), I wholeheartedly agree with you there! We should also probably explain that there are some southern words and phrases that you will never see in any dictionary.... like "fixin' to" and "doo what?" :)

At 3/17/2005 11:31:00 AM, Blogger Dirtyskin said...

Don't get too crazy out there!!

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At 3/17/2005 01:25:00 PM, Blogger Amigo said...

Oh the shame of being a yankee!

As for the snow shutting your state down, in California all it takes is some rain to bring everything to a halt.

Kalifornia schools call it the Civil War and think you Southrons should be thankful the North won.

If Kalifornia teaches about the state, it's always about the time period before the territory was part of the US. Evil Spanish missions and poor downtrodden native americans.

In Kalifornia liberals are a dime a dozen. If I could only find the guy who's given the dimes and give him the whuppin he deserves!

We have "blue" laws of sorts. You can't smoke anywhere. I actually don't like smoking myself, but Kalifornia is obsessed with it. And the state loves tobacco taxes.

If you want your ice tea sweetened, that's what the packets of sugar on the table are for.

And the liberals don't like Southerners. Isn't tolerance grand?

At 3/17/2005 01:30:00 PM, Blogger Paula said...

Here are my additions:
Every soft drink in the south is called "a coke"; When you go to see your parents, you're going to "mom n nem's house"; and the saying goes, "American by birth, southern by the grace of God".
Love Ya!

At 3/17/2005 01:45:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Excellent additions, all of y'all! I think I feel a sequel coming on...

At 3/17/2005 03:08:00 PM, Blogger Paula said...

Don't forget that in the South, side menu items are called "fixins"! I started a new weight loss blog called
so I have food on my mind, uhhh.

At 3/17/2005 09:38:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

In Canada we throw on a toque and walk through a blizzard to get a slurpee, but of course that is why Winnipeg is the Slupee capital of the world. If you don't have a toque, a bunny hug will do just fine.

There is nothing quite like a side of bacon and a big slurpee, eh, hoser?

At 3/17/2005 10:16:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

I'm a bit confused, but it''s always good to get your perspective.


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