These have been around awhile here but I thought others might not have heard them…ways you can spot a fellow Southerner:
We can say anything we want about someone if we preface it with: “Bless her/his heart…”
We feel free to eat off each other’s plate.
We “announce” when we go to the bathroom. God forbid you should leave someone’s company for anything less important.
My daughter (a native Atlantan – aren’t too many of those) spent 5 years in New York in grad school and made some of the best friends of her life. Sometimes our differences can create a better bond than our similarities. It occurred to me that there are so many fun people here on these boards that I wanted to know more about how you are unique, special, fun. I have a couple more Southern things to share…not by any shot all-inclusive and with the disclaimer that I only speak for myself and my Southerness.
We don’t mean to invade your space but we love to HUG people. We are really inviting you into our space. There are even degress of hugging. Old friends you hug really tightly and if you haven’t seen them in awhile you pull them to you a couple of times during the hug and keep touching them after the hug. If they are a new friend or someone you are just meeting (yes we hug people we just met) it is quick and short.
We do say ya’ll , even when years of public speaking has just about beat it out of us…we still know when to use it.
We still (sometimes) get dressed up to go shopping…I’ve wondered about that one, but we do. Hey, I find more stuff to buy when I’m “dressed up”…and we call it “dressed up.”
Like I say, these are only my fun Southern things…if you are from the South too feel free to add to the list or disagree…regardless of where you are from…
*Tell us about yourself and your area and how you might be different…special…fun…unique… *