Sunday, June 19, 2011

If you live in the South, you will totally understand this post...

This was sent to me by Helen:

Things I know 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.
Mostly True. 
Onced and Twiced are words.
It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!
And you carry people to town, you don't give them a ride to town. 
Jawl-P? means Did y'all go to the bathroom?
I did, thank you for asking. 
People actually grow and eat okra.
And it slid-d-d-e-e-s-s-s-s  down your throat because it's so slimy. Yum! 
Fixinto is one word. It means I'm fixing to do that.
Ah'm fixin ta post on mah blog. 
There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there is supper.
True.  Don't get these mixed up or you could miss a meal you are invited to. 
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.
That and Co Cola..... 
Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.
If I don't know it then someone in the family will know it.  
The word jeet is actually a phrase meaning Did you eat?

I didn't.  Can I have a biscuit, please? 
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.
Did that just today. 
You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.
You will get you a finger ache from mashing buttons, too. 
Ya'll is singular, all ya'll is plural.
And everyone else is referred to as Susan and them. 
You measure distance in minutes.
And do not ask for directions in Kentucky.  No one can give them.  :) 
You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.
True in Michigan more than in Kentucky. 
All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.
We just had the Blueberry Festival this weekend. True. 
You know what a DAWG is.
Got a house full of them. 
You carry jumper cables in your car - for your OWN car.
You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Tonys, Tabasco and ketchup.
Well...I also have maple syrup but then where I lived for 30 years before living here, it was a staple and I got used to eating it. 
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.
Exceedingly true. 
You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
 True nearly everywhere there is a deer season.
You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit a bit warm.
 Just a tad.
You know what a hissy fit is.
And I can pitch one with the best of them. 
Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite pastime known as goin Wal-Martin' or off to Wally World.
And you can go garage sailin', too. 
You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chicken stew weather.
Yeah, it was that way tonight. 
Fried catfish is the other white meat.
Good stuff! 
We don't need no dang Driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive, dag-nabbit.
Momma is always right. Always. 

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