Sunday, October 22, 2006

Well Bless My Po' Pea Pickin' Haht !





Yes, I thought that this photo was funny. Found it years ago and I think it empitomizes the term redneck lol. But, what the heck do I know? Shoot, I'm southern, eat cornbread, etc, and can drink Jim Beam with the best of them. Straight out of the bottle while sitting on the tailgate of a friends 4x4 truck makes it taste all that much bettah, honeh! *wink wink*

I received an email from a southern friend of mine. She was one of my neighbors in New Orleans (That's pronounced N'Awlins NOT New OrLEANS). I got the biggest giggle out of this, I needed it since I was feeling a bit down and frustrated. Enjoy!


Southernness

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
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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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 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 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 are fixin' to have
classes on Southern as a second language!
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And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long
time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls front porch that reads "I
ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could."
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SOUTHERN WOMEN

Southern women appreciate their natural assets:
Clean skin.
A winning smile.
That unforgettable Southern drawl.

Southern women know their manners:
"Yes, ma'am."
"Yes, sir."
"Why, no, Billy!"

Southern women have a distinct way with fond expressions :
"Y'all come back!" "Well, bless your heart."
"Drop by when you can."
"How's your Momma?"


Southern women know their summer weather report:
Humidity
Humidity
Humidity

Southern women know their vacation spots:
The beach
The beach
The beach

Southern women know the joys of June, July, and August:
Colorful hi-heel sandals
Strapless sun dresses
Iced sweet tea with mint

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 religions:
Baptist
Methodist
Football

Southern women know their country breakfasts:
Red-eye gravy
Grits
Eggs
Country ham
Mouth-watering homemade biscuits with momma's homemade jelly

Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Charleston (Chawl'stn)
Savannah (S'vanah)
Fort Worth (Foat Wuth)
New Orleans (N'awlins)
Atlanta (Addlanna)

Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform.
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler, of course!

Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon

Southern girls know the four deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food
Wearing too much makeup in the summer

Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fahevah !

Now...... Shugah, send this to some girls who were raised in the South or
wish they had been!

If you're a Northern transplant, Bless your little heart, fake it.
We know you got here as fast as you could

Love from us!

2 comments:

skinnylittleblonde said...

I love it!

kitten said...

why thank yah very much :) Me too lol. ya know, sometimes you just gotta do it *grin*