If You're A Southerner, You'll ♥ This!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country


If You're A Southerner, You'll This!

Southerners know their summer weather report:





Southerners know their vacation spots:

The beach

The rivuh

The crick


Southerners know everybody's first name:





Southerners know the movies that speak to their hearts:

Fried Green Tomatoes

Driving Miss Daisy

Steel Magnolias

Gone With The Wind


Southerners know their religions:





Southerners know their cities dripping with Southern charm:







Southerners know their elegant gentlemen:

Men in uniform

Men in tuxedos

Rhett Butler


Southern girls know their prime real estate:

The Mall

The Country Club

The Beauty Salon


Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:

Having bad hair and nails

Having bad manners

Cooking bad food


Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't "HAVE" them, you "PITCH" them.


Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."


Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."


Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is, as in: "Going to town, be back directly."


Even 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 Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.


Only a Southerner knows 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 potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin'!


Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.


Only a Southerner both knows and understands the difference between a Suthun Gentleman, 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.


A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.


Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ... and when we're in line, we talk to everybody!


Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.


In the South, “y'all” is singular, “all y'all” is plural.


Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.


Every Southerner knows that tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; that scrambled eggs just ain’t right without Tabasco , and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.


When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!


Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.


And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,"Bless her sweet little heart"... and go your own way.


To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southernness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your little heart!


And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff....bless your hearts, I hear they’re fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!


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Comments (7)

Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Isn't one of the religeons also "NASCAR:

Apr 11, 2012 01:07 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, Margie. Football has always been King in the South, and it is a religion for many of us Southerners.

Apr 11, 2012 01:17 AM
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Love love this post, Margie!  Hmm, I was unaware that my husband actually has a southern religious affiliation...you can probably guess which one...  :-)  We also have enough RV traffic on the roads during the summer to know that you NEVER trust that a vehicle with its turn signal on is actually going to turn in the forseable future!

Apr 11, 2012 02:36 AM
Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

And only southerners begin a conversation with a newcomer by saying " Your not from around here, are ya? and "what church do ya belong to?  Freaked my freak when I first moved here.

Apr 11, 2012 03:40 AM
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Raymond- Indeed. For some it certainly is! I'm a football kinda gal though!

Jerry- Looking back on my life, the day my Dad sat me down and explained the game of football to me was one of the biggest game changers ever for me. I became completely obsessed from that day forward and have been ever since. That's a memory I will cherish forever!

Karen- I made the mistake of thinking a turn signal meant just what it's supposed to ONE time. Ended up in a wreck. Never had made that mistake again : )

Leslie- Funny enough a similar conversation goes for southern universities as it does for church. I attended UGA and not once did I meet someone new with out them asking what sorority I belonged to.

Apr 11, 2012 05:27 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Margie this gave me a little education on what it is to be a Southerner :)

Apr 13, 2012 01:16 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

This blast from the past is hilarious especially having lived in Georgia for nearly 20 years.


Nov 26, 2014 03:47 AM