Things I have learned from living in the South

A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one’s seen before.

If it grows, it’ll stick ya. If it crawls, it’ll bite cha.

Onced and Twiced are words.

It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!

Jawl-P? Means Did y’all go to the bathroom?

People actually grow and eat okra.

Fixinto is one word. It means I’m fixing to do that.

There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there is supper.

Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you’re two. We do like a little tea with our sugar. It is referred to as the Wine of the South.

Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.

The word jeet is actually a phrase meaning Did you eat?

You don’t have to wear a watch, because it doesn’t matter what time it is, you work until you’re done or it’s too dark to see.

You don’t PUSH buttons, you MASH em.

Ya’ll is singular, all ya’ll is plural.

You measure distance in minutes.

You can switch from heat to A/C & back in the same day.

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.

You know what a DAWG is.

You carry jumper cables in your car – for your OWN car.

You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Tony’s Tabasco and ketchup.

The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports and motor sports, and gossip.

You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

You know what a hissy fit is.

Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite pastime known as goin Wal-Martin’ or off to Wally World.

Folks like shopping at the Dollar General ’cause you don’t have to dress up like when you’re going to Wally World.

You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chicken stew weather.

Fried catfish is the other white meat.

We don’t need no dang Driver’s Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive, dag-nabbit.

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3 Responses to Things I have learned from living in the South
  1. kaylee
    January 26, 2012 | 2:09 am

    I loved it and so true.

  2. Richella Veatch
    December 9, 2010 | 12:15 pm

    Love this! I’ve shared it with everyone I know.

    By-the-way, still waiting for my two baby girls. Don’t forget me!

    • Christine
      December 16, 2010 | 8:18 am

      Hi Richella! Sorry for the delay in replying – a glitch in the system stopped sending me notices when I get comments & I just thought that no one was writing! Sweety was bred successfully to little Stinky & this year she produced tiny triplets – my hopes for you are in her! She’s due end of March/beginning April. I’ll be in touch but feel free to send me a reminder!