The good, the bad, and the Southern about living in the Deep South
|Inspired by the commercials for Turner South. (Turner South is the name of a television station -Ted Turner)The following are rants, opinions, observations of living in 'My South' otherwise known as 'Robin's South' or sometimes referred to as 'iamrobinsouth'
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In My South:
All self-respecting southerners drink iced tea. AKA "sahweet teah". Personally, I drink green tea on ice, no sugar added. However, only my closest of friends know this.
Another fav drink is Coke, commonly referred to as 'co-cola'. Even if you are sipping on a Sprite, or Mellow Yellow, it's still called a 'co-cola'
I know of no one who drinks Pepsi. Okay, so I know a few. Do I have to admit I'm one of them? It's that Max that got me.
It's important to call women of authority 'ma'am'. Furthermore, if you really want or need something, saying the word 'Miss' before her first name is always a plus. Personally, I like this and am more likely to lean in your favor if you call me, Miss Robin.
You can attend the wedding of a family member, held during the 7th inning stretch of an Atlanta Braves baseball game.
The word "fixin'" means about to do...getting ready for, as in "We are fixin to go out and eat." We will be leaving soon, to go out and eat.
Grits. Not just a breakfast food. Grits can be eaten anytime of the day or night.
I know the difference between a southerner, hick, redneck, and "being country"
"Ya'll come back now ya hear" really means, Get a life, go visit some other relatives, and if you do show your face around here, make sure you call first before dropping by.
All fathers are called "Daddy" even by their fifty-four year old sons.
Southern hospitality can oddly be disguised as southern hypocrisy. Familiarity is needed to distinguish the difference.
Hugging is a very accepted form of greeting friends and even fairly new acquaintances - regardless of gender.
Adding the words "bless his heart" after an obvious insult practically erases the malice intent.