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Offline Cincinnatus

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Some facts about the South
« on: January 02, 2014, 05:12:06 PM »
WELCOME TO THE SOUTH FACTS:

1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.

2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.

3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one's seen before.

4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.

5. "Onced" and "Twiced" are words.

6. "Jawl-P?" means, Did you all go to the bathroom?

7. People actually grow, eat and like okra and collards.

8. "Fixinto" is one word. It means "I'm going to do that".

9. There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there's supper.

10. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar. It is referred to as the Wine of the South.

11. "Backwards and forwards" means I know everything about you.

12. The word "jeet" is actually a question meaning, 'Did you eat?'

13. You don't have to wear a watch, because it doesn't matter what time it is, you work until you're done or it's too dark to see.

14. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.

15. "Ya'll" is mostly singular. "All ya'll" is always plural.

16. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.

17. You carry jumper cables in your car - for your OWN car.

18. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, mustard, tabasco and ketchup.

19. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports, the motor sports, and gossip.

20. Everyone you meet is a: Darlin', Honey, Sugar, Baby, or Miss (first name) or Mr. (first name).

21. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

22. You know what a hissy fit is..

23. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

24. We don't need no Driver's Ed. If our Mama says we can drive, we can drive!!!

25. NEVER dispute or say anything bad about Mama!

(I LOVE BEING SOUTHERN! COULDN'T IMAGINE IT ANY OTHER WAY!)
We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid ~~ Samuel Adams

Offline Cincinnatus

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Re: Some facts about the South
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 05:18:16 PM »
An amusing story about #8 "Fixinto" is one word. It means "I'm going to do that".; well, funny to me at least.

My eldest daughter went to college in the north. Well, naturally, many of her dorm mates were Yankees (it was unavoidable). So one evening she said to some of them, "I'm fixinto go to the store. Anybody need anything?" Several of them said, "You're what"? and thought "fixinto go" was the funniest thing they had ever heard.

I would say Damn Yankees but they were young and didn't know any better.
We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid ~~ Samuel Adams

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Re: Some facts about the South
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 06:38:36 PM »
Above the Mason-Dixon Line, the "Fixinto" is known as the "Round Tuit"...

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Re: Some facts about the South
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 07:38:49 PM »
American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God.

Offline happyg

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Re: Some facts about the South
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 09:00:10 PM »
Back in the fifties, a lot of southerners moved to my town to work. Many of them lived on my street, and we all became friends. From them, I grew up with the terms posted. School broke me of using the terms, but sometimes, I slip and use them. I loved that post because it brought back so many good memories.

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Re: Some facts about the South
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 11:52:22 AM »
Funny stuff. My hubby is from the south.


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Re: Some facts about the South
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 11:57:42 AM »
When I was in school, hunters got an excused absence on the first day of hunting season. Most of the boys didn't show up for classes, and I bet half of them didn't go hunting.

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Re: Some facts about the South
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 04:28:07 AM »
"Ya'll" is mostly singular. "All ya'll" is always plural.

Grammar police alert . . .  :nono:

The correct spelling is Y'all. 

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