Thursday, March 18, 2010

Southern Women

Perhaps all y'all who are not from the South might get some understandin' from this little lesson!
Southern women know their summer weather report: Humidity...Humidity...Humidity
Southern women know their vacation spots: The beach...The rivuh...The crick
Southern women know everybody's first name:Honey...Darlin'...Shugah
Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:Fried Green Tomatoes...Driving Miss Daisy...Steel Magnolias...Gone With The Wind
Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm: Chawl'stn... S'vanah...N'awlins...Addlanna
Southern women know their elegant gentlemen: Men in uniform...Men in tuxedos...Rhett Butler
Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins: Having bad hair and nails...Having bad manners...Cooking bad food
Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."
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!
A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
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.
Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fahevah !


Sandy said...

Men in uniform, Savannah, Banana's all good!

jan said...

I have a terrible time remembering names. I'm going to try using these.

Susan said...

This is so true, Becky. In the last 10 years, I have met a lot of 'native' Floridians, and the ladies, they fit these descriptions. Just love it!!!

Magnolia Sun said...

So true!

Dawn said...

As a born and bred New Englander, I found that enlightening. :)

take care,

Libby's Library said...

LOL - You gotta love Southern Belles - shoot we are Southern Belles!

Jientje said...

I've never met Southern' women before but I would like them for sure. Any woman who believes cooking bad food is a deadly sin is a friend of mine!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Well, I ain't suthern but I sho 'nuff could fit in if that's the criteria. (Except the nails - mine look horrible after a week of peelin' wallpaper and paintin'.) They might throw me outta the club. Maybe they'd take pity on me and bring me some potato salad!

Mountain Woman said...

Oh, I loved this post being an ex-Southerner and it came at a wonderful time cause I read a blog post this morning by a Yankee who doesn't like Southern food. Can you imagine? Thanks for all things Southern!!!

Heather and Walter said...

Don't forget "Bless your heart," which is a southern belle's way of saying "go to hell."

As in, "You forgot the wine? Well bless your heart!"

Suzanne said...

So cute. Loved reading this. Three of my in-law kids are from the south, so I've learned a little of this the last few years! Thanks for sharing!

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Becky!

I just wanted to stop by and say
thank you for the posts on my
blog about Penny!

I hope you have a great week!