Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet Home

Making fun of our Southern selves:

If you stick to the seats in your vehicle, it is Spring.
If You need to let the car 'get some air' while standing next to it with the doors open for a minute before you can stick your upper body inside to crank it and get the air going, it is Summer.
If you are sweating even with the windows down, driving 55, it is Fall.
If you finally turn the AC off and roll your windows up, it is Winter.

If you ask for a 'coke,' and they ask you, 'What kind?' This is not a trick question. Tell them you want: Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer, etc., it's all 'coke' to us.

All tea is sweet. If it's not sweet you have crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you are two. Most Southerners like a little tea with their sugar.....I'm the exception to this rule.

We don't push buttons. We mash them.
We don't get ready to go anywhere...we're fixin to go.

Speaking of fixin...I'm fixin to say...

Bye Ya'll!


  1. LOL soo very true

    and...i love that store

  2. LOL So true.

    AND... it's a buggy; not a shopping cart.

    We don't get really angry; we pitch a fit.

    We don't carry something; we tote it.


  3. Some of these are new to this "mashing" a button...all are endearing:)


  4. All so, so true! I lived in LA for 5 years and learned a lot about living in the Deep South.

    And y'all love to "cut" those light switches on and off, too!

  5. And ya'll are just if we could have just heard your southern accent with all those cute sayings! :)

  6. My tea is definitely not sweet. What does that say? I do my fair share of sweating up here, so I am not moving an inch past that Mason Dixon line! ;^)

    Cute post, Stevie!

  7. Love all the southern phrases. I think I was born in the wrong region. I was meant to be a southerner. Enjoy the nice weather, I am very jealous! I will admit it.

  8. Ah, what a great post! This made me laugh. What extraordinary expressions.;) I love the fixin one. I might adapt it.
    "I am fixin for spring".
    Does that make sense?:P

  9. love this!!! I once told a story to a college friend about helping my mom "red" the table and she had no idea what i meant. to red the table is to take all the dishes and food off the table to the kitchen after a meal. i've always wondered if this is a midwest thing.

  10. Zuzana, "fixin to" means "I'm about to." Actually you are waitin on Spring.

    Ladies, thank you for the additional Southernisms. Yes, I do say buggy instead of shopping cart and I have been know to pitch a big ole fit. I don't tote much stuff...that even sounds country to me. But I always cut off the light switch. hehe

    You know when something falls over we says it tumped over.

    Instead of saying something is broken we might say it's torn up.

  11. I love this post. I wish you would ask some of your readers that are not from the south to share their regional sayings or whatever you call it.

  12. Hilarious! I can so relate. Lately I've realized just how often I'm "fixin'" to do something. Yeesh!

  13. Have to say, I could not ever live in the south. Even though I can say 'y'all' with the the best of y'all, I can't stand sweet tea, and if I drink pop it's Pepsi. Grits are kind of okay. But all in all, I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't pass the 'Southern Immigration Exam'.

  14. Julie, would red the table, be like rid the table of dishes and leftovers?

  15. Oh I love this. I consider myself southern but I guess Ky. is just half way. Y'al are way down there farther than us. Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods.

  16. I think a southern accent is just precious ..bless your heart!

  17. yes, i think rid would work but as we said it it sounded like "red". i saw it used as red in a book once and thought hey i've never known anyone else who said that.

  18. Oh this is fun! Makes me think of all the California sayings! ha ha

  19. Sounds familiar, esp. the heat stuff! I'm loving this cooler air. Before we got our new roof, we laughed that you could tell a Southerner because they have their rain gauge INSIDE the house. But I think that's a redneck. (We had a big ole' jar under a leak and I was threatening to put a ruler in it, and make a rain gauge). A hurricane ripped a hole in the roof, now that's southern! Now my son put on a metal roof, and nothing leaks.


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