South of the Line
PS. You will enjoy this
attached email unless you are one of them “northerners”.
PPPS> Yea I've added even more about Kentucky below thisin first part. (smile)
Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit,
and that you don't "have" them, you "PITCH" them.
Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."
Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is - as in: "Going to town, be back directly." The Cornish also know this secret, but they 'ain't tellin' either.
Even Southern babies know that "gimme some sugar" is not a request for the
white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the
middle of the table.
Only a Southerner 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!
Only 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.
Only a Southerner, both knows and understands the difference between a
redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.
true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal
is actually going to make a turn.
Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are
perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that
fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are
in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.
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.
those of you who are still a little embarrassed by our Southerness:
Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!
And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this
Southern stuff, bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to have classes on
Southernness as a Second Language!
Things I've learned about Kentucky.....
Possums sleep in the middle of
the road with their feet in the air.
You know you're from Kentucky if:..
1. You measure distance in minutes.
And last but certainly not least, for those that are NOT born Southern
specially Kentucky, but
have lived here for a long, long time, all yawl need a sign to hang on your
front porch that reads;
Well Bless your Hearts. (smile)
You all come back now ya, Hear?
Song is: "Them Ole Cotton Fields Back
Sung by: Johnny Cash
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