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Life in the South

Some of these are absolutly true: I leave it up to you to figure out which is which.




Southern expressions


1. Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.


2. It's been hotter'n a goat's butt in a pepper patch.


3. He fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.


4. Have a cup of coffee--it's already been "saucered and blowed."


5. She's so stuck up, she'd drown in a rainstorm.


6. It's so dry the trees are bribing the dogs.


7. My cow died last night so I don't need your bull.


8. He's as country as cornflakes.


9. This is gooder'n grits.


10. I've been busier than a cat covering crap on a marble floor.


11. If things get any better, I may have to hire someone to help me enjoy it.


12. I'm bout as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.


13. I'm as busy as a moth in a mitten.


14. Happy as a clam at high tide.




Notices to Northerners moving to the South:


1. Save all manner of bacon grease. You will be instructed why shortly.


2. Just because you can drive on snow and ice does not mean Southerners can. Stay

home the two days of the year it snows.


3. If you do run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in the cab of a


four-wheel pick-up with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't

try to help them. Just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.


4. You can ask Southerners for directions, but unless you already know the positions

of key hills, trees and rocks, you're better off trying to find it yourself.


5. Get used to hearing, "You ain't from around here, are you?"


6. Don't be worried that you don't understand anyone. They don't understand you, either.


7. The first Southern _expression to creep into a transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective "big ol," as in "big ol truck", or "big ol boy". "Fixin'" (as in "I'm fixin' to go to the store") is 2nd, and "Y'all" is 3rd; it's harder to use. Remember:

Y'all is singular. All y'all is plural. All y'all's is plural possessive.


8. As you are cursing the person driving 15 mph in a 55 mph zone directly in the

middle of the road, remember: ALL Southern folks learned to drive on a John Deere

and this is the proper speed and lane position for that vehicle.


9. If you hear a Southerner exclaim, "Hey, y'all, watch this!" get out of his way. These are likely the last words he will ever say, or worse still, that you will ever hear.


10. If it can't be fried in bacon grease, it ain't worth cooking, let alone eating.


11. The wardrobe you always brought out in Sept. can wait until Dec.


12. If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the most minuscule

accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store. It does not matter if you need anything from the store, you gotta try to buy bread and milk

before they run out --- in about 40 mins. It is just something you're supposed to do if you're Southern.


13. Satellite dishes are very popular in the South. When you purchase one, it is

positioned directly in front of the house....This is logical, bearing in mind that the dish

cost considerably more than the house and should, therefore, be prominently



14. Be advised that in the South "He needed kill'n!" is a valid, legal defense.


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