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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Southern Thangs

I was tagged again with the 8 things list by Mrs Nesbitt who's Place is in Yorkshire. She is a fairly new WhistleStop visitor and must not realize that we have been tagged with this before. But I am up for the challenge.

Immediately, I went to Bill as he was absorbed in the Braves game, thinking I could squeak out a few more weird things. No such luck! He caught me like a sneaky pete with slaw. He's not giving me any more leeway with his quirky habits.

I, of course, have none. (she says with tongue in cheek)

So... I am just going to reveal 8 facts that y'all may or may not know about southerners in general. You may recognize yourself!
1~ Even a baby in the south knows that 'gimmie some sugar' means a kiss.
2~ Banana Pudding counts as a vegetable when you are at a country meat and three diner.
3~ You learn early to never drink from a coke can that has been in your pawpaw's truck.
4~ A southerner will hug you both commin' and goin'.
5~ We don't all talk like Paula Dean... some are much worse!
6~ We all know that 'fixin' just means you are about to get something done.
7~ You can say just about anything about someone if it is followed with 'bless her heart'.
8~ Y'all is singular... All Y'all is plural.

Now as with any Tag the next step is to pass it on to 8 other bloggers. I am going to tag all y'all from the south.
Andrea who has a True Southern Heart
My it's a small world neighbor Song of the Morning
Mallow at Pie Town Press
Jenn who is the Left Over Queen
Sandy with the cutest pugs at Ragus Pug
Inside the Shell is Tut-Tut
Giddy Garden Gnome who is a transplanted southerner

What can y'all add to my list?


ShabbyInTheCity said...

Well I'm honored! I had a boyfriend named Mike once who wasn't from the south...he wanted me to say his name with 3 syllables...I could only do it in two!

tut-tut said...

Hey; I'm letting L fill out the 8 southern things; she's been here since start of 2nd grade!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm - Clearly I shall need an education before I get to Savannah!

Thistlemoon said...

Hey Sandi!

Thanks for tagging me, but I don't qualify, unfortunately. I have only been living in the South for 6 months! But I am learning a lot from all Y'All's comments! ;)

Sugar Bear said...

I love the y'all and all y'all. I have some family in LA and whenever I spend any time with them I find myself using y'all!

MorningSong said...

Ok, my 8 were not Southern related but it is done! Do you and your husband own the Whistletop Cafe? I was just curious.

I really enjoyed the y'all and all y'all reference. So true, so true.

PAT said...

Hey ya'll, many of those things fit southern Missouri/Ozarks, too! I felt right at home!

Now I'm afixin' to go upstairs for the night!;-)

Fun post!
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Justabeachkat said...

As I southern girl, I love your list. All true, I might add.

Here's one:

It's okay if a young'un ask for more pot's not the hard stuff, just liquid from the turnip greens - soooo good in a bowl with some good ole cornbread. Yummy!

Cheryl Wray said...

I am absolutely from the South, because I know that all of those are true!! Bring on the banana pudding (I always buy it as one of my three veggies! lol)

Sandy said...

Thank you for including me in the "Southern Things" list. I will be posting it soon! Here's one now: Try not to move around too much when it's this hot outside!

Anonymous said...

Shabby~ just call him suugaaa!
Tut-tut~ that will be fun
Jerry~ you do my canadian friend!
Jenn~ Bless your heart =D
Karla~ That's great suugaaa bear.
Morning Star~ You arent' so weird after all!
Pat~ I wondered if Missouri was considered 'south'. Tag you too!
Kat~ You know what pot liquer qualify!
Cheryl~ Ya'll come back anytime
RPM~ I'm checking yours out now!

Cape Cod Washashore said...

Well now I've heard both you and Shabbyinthecity refer to Paula Dean, and I have no idea who that is! And silly me, too, because WE SELL that Whistlestop Cobbler Mix -- had it right under my nose the entire time! Now if I can't keep my own blackberries, I will BUY some and then brag about how YUMMY your cobbler mix is! =)

Cape Cod Washashore said...

PS - I had to chuckle last night when I phone-ordered a take-out plate of fried scallops for father's day... the girl on the phone read my order back to me and said SCALLOPS, not SCAWLLOPS as we say it up north. She's a southerner working on the Cape for the summer!

Angela said...

I just found your blog thru Shabby in the City and have only read this post so far but you are too funny. I am in middle Ga. and you are right on with the Southern quirks. Can't wait to read more.

Sandy said...

Sandi, I got my eight things up but I modified it to eight good old memories!

Sally said...

Sandi - Do you also "ret up" your room? LOL

Carrie J said...

Yeeewwwah on the coke can. The only difference is my granddaddy used a bottle.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, that was a cute list, Sandi. But, I have to disagree on y'all...over in GA, we only used y'all plural, never singular. So, if it's different over here in 'Bama, that's a new one on me. I think maybe a Yankee would try that, but not a true Southerner! LOL


PAT said...

Yep Sandi, during the Civil War/ War Between the States/War of the Rebellion, (I can never remember the PC name), Missouri was divided.

I was born on the southern side of MO and J was born on the northern side. So I guess I am from the south!:-)

On the south side, it's cornbread dressing and on the north side, it's white bread dressing. There are other "peculiar" differences within the state, as well.:-) Even right down to pronouncing the name!! J and I both subscribe to Missoureeeee...others it's Missourah!

And o my goodness yes, about the potlikker!!

Back Porch Musings

Southern Heart said...

Great list (and so true...)! Thank you for the sweet tag, I will try to do that sometime this week (work's crazy)...that should be fun!



Anonymous said...

One of my best friends is a transplant to KC from TN. She is always telling my Ella "let me give you some sugar", in her southern twang :)

wheresmymind said...

#5 made me laugh ya'll!

Anonymous said...

Beachy~ did you try it? You'll be licking the pan=D
Angela~ I'm so glad y'all stopped in
RPM~ I saw your list and luv it
Sally~ you are a hoot!
Carrie~ some people had no idea what that ment. (lucky for them)
Rhoda~ It's a fact~ y'all
Pat~ you fit right in.
Andrea~ we'll be looking for it
Kristen~ Does she pucker up or run?
Boston~ Is that is because all y'all don't have an accent?

Harriette Jacobs said...

Love your list! My grandmother, of deep, deep south Ga. heritage, always had "the liver scared out of her".....(pronounced "liva"). I'll have to post on this one...cute, cute.

Loved all your tea posts, too.
Have a great weekend, Y'all!
Harriette J.

Adriann said...


Those are some good ones! I will try to come up with my own, being a transplant and all. Thanks for coming by to visit me. I love your blog and will be visiting often.


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Hariette~ Lo your granma was sho nuf southern!
Adriann~ you have settled in...I can tell by the accent. ={)

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