My name is SnoopyFan, and I am southern.
I was born and raised in Kentucky.
I grew up in a somewhat strict southern Baptist home.
I like RC Colas and Moon Pies.
Chicken should be fried, not baked. Same with fish.
Gravy is a beverage.
If you don’t have potatoes in the house, you don’t have anything in the house to eat!
I believe if someone comes to your house, you should feed them. And you should try to find out who their parents are you might be related to them. You should also know by the end of the visit if they know the Lord.
I react to death by cooking something.
I have an accent.
So anyway …
What makes someone “southern”? The traits I’ve listed are common to most southerners, but those who don’t share all of my southern traits may very well still be southern.
What is the defining characteristic, if any? Religion? Food preferences? It can’t just be about location because even if I moved to NYC today, I would be southern till the day I died.
What are other southern traits that I’ve forgotten?