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

By
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:

Humidity

Humidity

Humidity

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Southerners know their vacation spots:

The beach

The rivuh

The crick

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Southerners know everybody's first name:

Honey

Darlin'

Shugah

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Southerners know the movies that speak to their hearts:

Fried Green Tomatoes

Driving Miss Daisy

Steel Magnolias

Gone With The Wind

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Southerners know their religions:

Bapdiss

Methdiss

Football

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Southerners know their cities dripping with Southern charm:

Chawl'stn

S'vanah

N'awlins

Mobeel

Addlanna

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Southerners know their elegant gentlemen:

Men in uniform

Men in tuxedos

Rhett Butler

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Southern girls know their prime real estate:

The Mall

The Country Club

The Beauty Salon

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Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:

Having bad hair and nails

Having bad manners

Cooking bad food


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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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'!

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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.

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Only a Southerner both knows and understands the difference between a Suthun Gentleman, a redneck, a good ol' boy, and Po white trash.

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No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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