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Thread: My Grandma Annie came fron the deep south

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    Yes she used many of these words and would have gotten a kick out of this
    THINGS I LEARNED LIVING IN THE SOUTH...

    A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.


    There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.


    There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one's seen before.


    If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.


    Onced and Twiced are words.


    It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!


    Jawl-P? means, Did you all go to the bathroom?


    People actually grow, eat and like okra.


    Fixinto is one word. It means I'm going to do that.


    There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there's supper.


    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.


    Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.


    The word jeet is actually a question meaning, 'Did you eat?'


    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.


    You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.


    Ya'll is singular. All ya'll is plural.


    All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.


    You carry jumper cables in your car - for your OWN car.


    You only own five spices: salt, pepper, mustard, Tabasco and ketchup.


    The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports, the motor sports, and gossip.


    You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.


    You know what a hissy fit is.


    Fried catfish is the other white meat.


    We don't need no dang Driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive!!!


    You understand these jokes and forward them to your Southern friends and those who just wish they were from the SOUTH.

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    I love them and I understand each and every one. All ya'll get it.

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    I learned many of those things and probably more. I got made fun of in the Army for mashing buttons instead of pushing them!

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    Ya'll missed one that I get picked about.

    When you plug up the lights, extension cord or computer.....instead of plug it in.

    And of course over yonder (any place but here) and carry someone to the store (instead of drive them to the store).

    Yes mam, No mam and Thank you is still expected too!

    K.

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    I understood every one of them. My family came from the south, and the older ones that are still living still talk this away. The ones that have passed, well,...I just smile when I remember the way they spoke. Sweet memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcharlie
    Ya'll missed one that I get picked about.

    When you plug up the lights, extension cord or computer.....instead of plug it in.

    And of course over yonder (any place but here) and carry someone to the store (instead of drive them to the store).

    Yes mam, No mam and Thank you is still expected too!

    K.
    some more missed
    fetch it
    and when cooking just a pinch, a touch , a smidgin,a speck, a hand full
    canning food was called puttin up
    harvesting in the garden was takin up

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    I have heard most all of these, I had neighbors from the south when I was growing up. My favorite was hearing her say she was going to "carry" me to the store :D:D:D

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    Gramie BJ Are you suggesting that any of these are NOT correct? I never heard of anyone talking about eating Northern food, but they sure talk about eating Southern food. Southern born & bred. lol

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    It took my husband a long time to understand "fixin to".

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    Well duh! of course this is proper English :D

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    Yep... That's the Southern dialect alright...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyL
    Gramie BJ Are you suggesting that any of these are NOT correct? I never heard of anyone talking about eating Northern food, but they sure talk about eating Southern food. Southern born & bred. lol
    They are all correct grammer. Grandma's favorit was Well Bless their heart, or her heart or his heart, Some times when she said it I wondered just what she ment. LOL People always said what a sweet lill thing she was, (only 4 ft 11 1/2 in by her reconing) but boy did she have a temper she always said if you get mad kill them with kindness, and keep smilin it will befudel them then do what you know is right. Grandpa said just let her have her way, she'll get it anyway, it'll save time and she is usually right! OH how I miss my Grandma!

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    what does fixin to mean? I am a northern girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIgrl
    what does fixin to mean? I am a northern girl.
    It means you're going to, or intending to do something or other.

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    Don't forget pone. Mamaw always made a pone of cornbread. No one in IL knows what the heck a pone is.

    Also, groceries came in a paper poke NOT a paper bag or sack.

    I grew up in IL saying most of the things on the list because my Mama is a VA girl. I was made fun of a lot!

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    And you cut on the lights.

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    Oh,I've been living in the south tooooo long!!!

    Thanks for the laugh.

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    You can never live in the South too long! LOL! My favorite saying is: American by birth, Southern by the grace of God! I wear it proudly!

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    Of course all of us southerns also know where where over yonder is :)

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