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True Southerners


27 Aug 2003
True Southerners.....

Only a true Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption, and that you don't "HAVE" them -- you "PITCH" them.

Only a true Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."

Only a true Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is -- as in: "Going to town, be back directly."

All true Southerners, even babies, know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl on the middle of the table.

All true Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.

Only true Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.

A true Southerner knows that "fixin'" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.

True Southerners never refer to one person as "y'all."

When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say, "Bless her heart" and go your own way.

Well, according to above list, you are definitely in the presence of a true Southerner here... :D
I thought you'd get a kick out of that one! When I used to live in the south, I remember how I could never get used to the phrase "over yonder." That was a tough one for a little kid to figure out! 🙂
I am probably a true northerner cuz I have no idea about most of those concepts. So how do you know if you are a true northerner you should post that up
This was just sent to me by email from a friend who lives in Alabama, and I found it funny because I used to live in Arkansas at one time. Sorry, I don't know about the north! Try your hand it, since you live in New Yawk!! :D I love New York ... and I especially love the accents!! :)
You know you're from Chicago when........
1. The "Living Room" is called the "front room"
2. You don't pronounce the "s" at the end of Illinois.
You become
at people who do.
3. You measure distance in minutes (especially "from
the city"). And you
swear everything is pretty much 15 minutes away.
4. You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Des
Plaines" or "Lisle".
5. Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
6. Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
7. You've had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the
same day.
8. Stores don't have sacks, they have bags.
9. You end your sentences with an unnecessary
Where's my coat at?" or "If you go to the mall
I wanna go with."
10. Your idea of a great tenderloin is when the meat
is twice as big as
the bun.
11. You carry jumper cables in your car.
12. You drink "pop."
13. You understand that I -290, I-90, I-94, and I-294
are all different
14. You know the names of the interstates: Stevenson,
Dan Ryan, and the Edens. But you call the
interstates "expressways"
15. You refer to anything South of I-80 as "Southern
16. You refer to Lake Michigan as "The Lake".
17. You refer to Chicago as "The City".
18. "The Super Bowl" refers to one specific game in a
series of
35 played in January of 1986. GO BEARS!!
19. No matter where you are, when you hear the term
"Downtown" you
assume they're talking about Downtown Chicago.
20. You have two favorite football teams: The Bears,
and anyone
who beats the Packers.
21. You buy "The Trib".
22. You think 35 degrees is great weather to wash your
23. You know what goes on a Chicago Style Hot Dog.
24. You know what Chicago Style Pizza REALLY is.
25. You know why they call Chicago "The Windy City",
and it's
not because of the wind.
26. You understand what "lake-effect" means.
27. You know the difference between Amtrak and Metra,
and know
which station they end up at.
28. You have ridden the "L".
29. You can distinguish between the following area
codes: 847,
630,773, 708, 312, & 815
30. You have at some time in your life, used your
furniture to
guard your parking spot in winter.
31. You respond to the question "Where are you from"
with a
"side", example: "WEST SIDE", "SOUTH SIDE" or
32. You know what the phone number is to Empire Carpet

Mad Pierrot,

Thanks for posting that! I forgot I had that info.on Chicago, at least. A friend who used to live in Chicago sent it to me by email a couple of years ago. It's great! Now, if only someone had one for New York for Neptunemoon!!

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