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Southerners Print
Sunday, 11 May 2008


Only a Southerner ...

knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit... and the you don't "have" them, you "pitch" them

knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess" o' any of them.

knows the general direction of, and the distance to, "Yonder." 

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'. 

grows up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece."   They also know that "just down the road" can be anywhere from 1 to 20 miles away.

both knows and truly understands the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and Po White Trash. 

knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb... and can instantly give you example sentences. 

would find no irony in the fact that "y'all" is singular, and "all y'all" is plural.



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