Hey you Southern folks...
Is this true?
1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.
3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one's seen before.
4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.
5. Onced and Twiced are words.
6. It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!
7. Jawl-P? means: Did you all go to the bathroom?
8. People actually grow, eat, and like okra.
9. Fixinto is one word. It means I'm going to do something.
10. There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there's supper.
11. 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.
12. Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.
13. The word jeet is actually a question meaning, 'Did you eat?'
14. 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.
15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.
16. Y'all is singular. All Y'all is plural.
17. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.
18. You carry jumper cables in your car for your OWN car.
19. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, mustard, Tabasco, and ketchup.
20. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports, motorsports, and gossip.
21. Everyone you meet is a Honey, Sugar, Miss (first name), or Mr (first name).
22. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
23. You know what a hissy fit is..
24. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
25. We don't need no dang Driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive!!!
AND one more:
26. Why did the chicken cross the road? To show that stupid possum that it CAN be done!
pretty close. the value is if you know and believe in all those things, life is easier.
Got my deer tags in the mail today
Everyone has two first names
carry me means drive me
“momma carry me up to the store please”
Nick names are their ACTUAL names in the south! 😁
Bubba is listed on a whole lot of birth certificates!
Pretty close. For every animal or bird, you know at leat one person with that nickname.
I don't see anything strange about that. One more:. Coke refers to any soft drink, as in,"Get me a Coke.". "What kind?". "Dr. Pepper.".
Actually, there is no national news unless you watch one of the big city syndicated news programs.
There are only 2 condiments, salt & Duke's mayonnaise.
Most small words are not actually spoken. Just a 1/2 second low grunt or sound.
Everyone who has moved down here from the north has been called a carpetbagger at least once.
Belts and buckles serve as proper ID.
I recall.......during the OPEC oil embargo of the 1970's.......there being MANY bumper stickers saying "Drive 70........freeze a yankee!!" 😀
Ya'll remember back that far?? 😀
I thought that was in Wyoming... And Elgin!
Well matter of fact
My first name(s) is David Lee all my family and in laws have two . Including my sons I thought every one did. Funny part all have A nick name they go by why bother even naming a kid
But yep most all the statements are true
As called out on here I still have and use a lot of hillbonics
From day one in school and all thru working life I got called out on a lot of words
At work a coupe of my buddies during conversations would call out " stop" just WTH does that word mean. Lol
I would say things like I clemup a ladder
Or Just over yonder
and so it goes
I crunk up the car.
I was fixin to respond to this then decided the best response was "bless yer heart" 😀
We all call Obama the same thing too..........😀
"Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee
Just a few local names, White Rat, Rabbit, Bubba, Punk, Bugger, Strawberry, Mouse, Squeeky, Dode, Red Pig, Squirrel, Tinger, Dump, Squat, Snowball, Dub, Shanks, Goob, Poodle, Dode, Pize, Chief, Boomer,High Pockets, Sugg, Stumpy, Pink, Bumble Bee, Huey, Peanut, Cowboy, Bull, Fuzzy, Pee Wee, Sharp, Blunt, Jed, Dog, for just a few. And guess what, they all live within a few mile of each other
Hey, I know all those guys!
Do you know Cuz?
Since I moved to MO I have met two gentlemen they call Dub.......their first names are William
Dub as in W...
I had a great uncle William. ( he was uncle Dub)
Short for Dubya
Dukes is NOT mayo, blue plate is the only way to go!
Nein!! Y'all is plural and never singular. Yankees have no word for third person plural, proving how far ahead we are of Yankees. Yankees can say only "You."
One side note. I moved up here from Georgia, Deep South, to the North Carolina mountains, still the deep south.
Here in the mountains they don't say "y'all," they say "you'uns."
but, but there are very few DEMOCRATs here. 👍
In the South, sons are named (in this strict order) Bo, Boo, Bud, Bubba (the baby) and if there's a surprise fifth son, Travis.
"To cook" means fry. Period.
Grits are understood and loved.
The Four Rules for Speaking South:
Daughters and wives call the man of the house "deddy".
Yes Sir, that's pretty accurate
If the answer to "Djeet?" is no, that is followed by "Yontoo?"
And yes, carry means to drive. If you need something carried, that is to tote. As in "Tote that there basket to the house."
I remember way back in grade school it was a full time job for the teacher's calling me out on words and sayings not being correct English
like " aint " is not a word my question was than how come I can say it and write it and most all know what it means its a word
followed me my whole life 95% of the accent and words / phrases I have lost over the last 60 years but enough remain to be singled out ..
I also remember some years ago a PBS show saying the southerners actually speak closer to the old English language than any other part of America true I have no idea but I am sticking to it LOL
Yes I have read that, more than once. The one place in the world where the spoken English is the closest to the language that Shakespeare used, is right here in the Appalachian Mountains.
Is there anything more important that local high school sports and the first day of deer season other than your religion? .
Allen , the natives on the outer banks ,around Corolla ,Duck ,Avon, Harkers Island etc talk like that too. They generally are referred to as "hoi toiders" .
Sweet Tea and Sun dresses
I can still hear my mamaw saying “if y’all are gonna be bringing beer into my house you better put in a paper sack so the neighbors don’t see”
NC Tourist Bureau used to give away a little pocket sized book called "The Queen's English". Folks along the Outer Banks still used a dialect of Elizabethan English. And yes, instead of "high tide" it is "hoi toide".
I used to do mine inspections in SW VA, WV and Kentucky. You can still find yourself in some spots back in the hollers that you get asked the two questions.
#1. "Y'all ain't from 'round heah- are yah?"
#2. "Y'all got kin folk 'round heah?" 😬
Ya'll go to Youtube and search for * southern women say.
Boy Howdy, they cut no slack and all pretty accurate.
One can say just about anything about anyone as long as "Bless their heart" is used in the ending.
Oops, sorry, I got the asterik or something like that😮
Single syllable words are always spoken as 2 syllable words😉