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11/14/2006 12:56:13 AM · #51
Originally posted by jaxed:

I'm a northerner who has lived in the south for 9 years. I have eaten grits, gator, deer and love sweet tea does that qualify?


Sure, why not? ;-)
11/14/2006 02:29:20 AM · #52
you mean, i'm not southern? hmmm...i sound southern!
11/14/2006 02:36:13 AM · #53
Originally posted by 777STAN:

This is hilarious! I would also love for somebody to define my two Southernisms just to be sure we're on the same page for communication purposes. Thanks! :)


Do you mean we "put up" as much vegetables and fruit as possible,
and throw away what can't rightly be "put up"? If that's not what you
mean I can't "hep" you with your communications problem.
11/14/2006 07:42:07 AM · #54
Mountain Oysters are good. Snake is good...a little chewy though. Spot lighting is illegal, cow tippin' doesn't work, what Southernisms do you need defined?
11/14/2006 07:44:16 AM · #55
You know you are a true southerner when you have cousins that are married to each other...and yes I do. They are third cousins..but they are still kin.
11/14/2006 07:52:51 AM · #56
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by jaded_youth:


I like mine to not be on my plate or anywhere near my mouth. Yuck! lol. I've lived in the south for 14 years but I guess maybe my massachusetts side still shines through.


I bet you prefer Cream of Wheat :-P


I did when I was little! lol Havent had it in about as long as I've been in the south though so I dont know if I still do.
11/14/2006 08:04:24 AM · #57
While working several hurricanes in Florida, attending workshops in Mississippi, NE. Florida, and having a good fishing bud from North Carolina, ya'all missed a few things. The rural folks wears camo clothes everywhere, only talk fishen/huntin, are always fixen to do something and say shee-it. :)
11/14/2006 08:13:19 AM · #58
Originally posted by fir3bird:

Originally posted by 777STAN:

This is hilarious! I would also love for somebody to define my two Southernisms just to be sure we're on the same page for communication purposes. Thanks! :)


Do you mean we "put up" as much vegetables and fruit as possible,
and throw away what can't rightly be "put up"? If that's not what you
mean I can't "hep" you with your communications problem.


BINGO!!!! Thank you very much! You nailed that trivia question "dead to rights!" Please go to the Head of the class...

By the way, I've learnt to thank my friends for simply being my friends because they have to "put up with" alot from me. I don't mean to be uncultured, and can actually function with a great deal of class at times, but as we all know..."Getting tired" or "Getting stressed out" are great equalizers of personality. At those times there is a quick return to all of our "default settings." :)
11/14/2006 08:32:46 AM · #59
Originally posted by idnic:

I know 4 recipes for cornbread.

Edit: And I totally understand the thread title. My grandmother would be insulted if I didn't.


The cornbread has to be "dry as shucks" or it's not cornbread, Right?

Thanks, idnic! You're one of two who said that they "got it" referring to the title. From all that you've written, I have no doubts that you "totally do" get it!

However, we must admit that linguistically you & I are quite MOR (that is radio DJ-speak for "Middle-of-the-Road...or...as we like to quip... "All-Over-the-Road") because I "hear" a little "Valley" dialect mixed in. At least for me I would add that I can also slip into British, Australian, and some NYC (if I pinch my nose just right.)

That is the point of this whole FUNNY thread "When we are able to see the humor in the differences of provential peoples, We gain greater insights into our own uniquenesses."

I have learned to say, "It's not wrong! It's just different!"

Besides, as I've said before this is good advice I learned from my friends while growing up. "Stan, Learn to laugh at yourself! Everybody else does!" Now, let me get this straight... :)

Message edited by author 2006-11-14 09:12:18.
11/14/2006 11:17:26 AM · #60
i love this thread, as I've been in all the places mentioned so far, eaten all of the food mentioned 'cept possum, and actually keep packages of grits with me at work (quick breakfasts)...

That being said, dontchall feed the thangs ya caint can to the pigs????

oooops - i have not eaten the mountain oysters either, but helped 'harvest' them by the hundreds, on a cattle ranch in Flarda...as well as butchering animals ourselves growing up.
11/14/2006 11:24:05 AM · #61
haha the title of the thread reminds me of one we have here."do you ken Ken? cause I ken I ken Ken better than you ken Ken, ya ken." alwasy fun to rattle off to people that cant understand a scottish accent :P

Message edited by author 2006-11-14 11:24:16.
11/14/2006 11:28:40 AM · #62
Originally posted by jaded_youth:

Originally posted by cryingdragon:

Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by cryingdragon:

Florida is southern Ohio. And another way to know a southerner is how he/she eats grits.


Butter & salt!
I like mine with honey and pepper


I like mine to not be on my plate or anywhere near my mouth. Yuck! lol. I've lived in the south for 14 years but I guess maybe my massachusetts side still shines through.


edited to add: I love sweet tea now! ;)

JADED! How funny! i've lived in NC for about 5 years now, but I'm from Massachusetts! Where in the world in MA did you live? :)

Message edited by author 2006-11-14 12:20:10.
11/14/2006 12:17:26 PM · #63
a few points to add:

- born in la (that's lower alabama, as someone has already pointed out)
- lived all over the south
- eaten everything listed so far, save the "oysters"
- love grits, but w/ sausage & Tony Chachere's Origian Creole Seasoning
- put Tony Chachere's Origian Creole Seasoning on everything
- was told when moving from Mobile, AL that i was leaving the south because Raleigh, NC was in North carolina...
- miss the fried pickles and pickeled onions from Cock of the Walk back in Mobile (can i get an amen, leroy?)
- i love how certain "southern" words are actually proper english in Canada & UK (learnt, spelt, et al)

i could go on and on...

edit: and i thought the phrase was "get what you can, can what you get, then sit on the can..."

Message edited by author 2006-11-14 12:18:13.
11/14/2006 12:29:34 PM · #64
Born and raised in SOUTH Carolina... with emphasis on the SOUTH... North Carolina is full of a bunch of Yankees... I should know, I married one... and yes, she's from Raleigh. We went camping in the lowcountry this past weekend and my roots came out in full force. The so-called southerners I was with made up what they called "scary eggs". It was a concoction of scrambled eggs, cut link sausages and cheese... This not "scary" for a true southerner, it's merely a good start. While my counterparts began eating their "scary eggs", I mixed up a batch of what was later called "scarier eggs".

Using the "scary eggs" as a base, I proceeded to cook a few shrimp on the campfire, cut them up and add them to the "scary eggs" along with some bacon and grits.... mmmm mmmm good!!! They looked at me like I was crazy and that's right.... they're from NORTH Carolina!!!

SUTHERN AND PROUD OF IT!!!

Message edited by author 2006-11-14 12:30:20.
11/14/2006 12:33:29 PM · #65
When I was attending Memphis State (now the University of Memphis) a professor told me of a research project undertaken by a grad student to properly identify the true cultural boundaries of the south. Her method for identifying the south was to travel most of the major north-south running highways and stop at small family owned dinners and ask for tea. If she was served hot tea she considered it northern. If she was served iced tea she considered it southern. If she was asked which type she considered it boundary areas. I saw the resulting maps, and they were quite interesting.
11/14/2006 12:58:13 PM · #66
Originally posted by hyperfocal:

When I was attending Memphis State (now the University of Memphis) a professor told me of a research project undertaken by a grad student to properly identify the true cultural boundaries of the south. Her method for identifying the south was to travel most of the major north-south running highways and stop at small family owned dinners and ask for tea. If she was served hot tea she considered it northern. If she was served iced tea she considered it southern. If she was asked which type she considered it boundary areas. I saw the resulting maps, and they were quite interesting.


Sweet or unsweet?

I was at a Dennys in Alabama years ago and they didn't have sweet tea!!! What the he!!... we're supposed to be in the south and you don't have sweet tea!!! We came to the conclusion that aliens had taken over Alabama (no offense to those of you who live there).
11/14/2006 01:42:00 PM · #67
*sips sweet tea right now...*
11/14/2006 01:44:42 PM · #68
Originally posted by 777STAN:

When the truth gets out, it will be known that many Georgia residents don't claim Atlanta as part of the United States, especially when the state government began to mess around with some rather sacred Southern icons,...but...that's as far as I'm willing to hop down that little rabbit trail! :}

Now, now - most of the folks making those laws (or trying to make them) are from Middle and South Georgia and the mountains.

I remember a few years ago we had a bill that required restaurants to serve sweet tea - and then defined sweet tea to make sure the sugar was stirred in while the tea was hot.

Southern food is starting to hit mainstream: there's a Krispy Kreme on Long Island, Waffle Houses out west, and now McDonald's has stolen Chick-fil-A's sacred chicken sandwich. Next thing you know, there'll be a Stuckey's in Times Square.
11/14/2006 01:48:01 PM · #69
Originally posted by elemess:

Originally posted by 777STAN:

When the truth gets out, it will be known that many Georgia residents don't claim Atlanta as part of the United States, especially when the state government began to mess around with some rather sacred Southern icons,...but...that's as far as I'm willing to hop down that little rabbit trail! :}

Now, now - most of the folks making those laws (or trying to make them) are from Middle and South Georgia and the mountains.

I remember a few years ago we had a bill that required restaurants to serve sweet tea - and then defined sweet tea to make sure the sugar was stirred in while the tea was hot.

Southern food is starting to hit mainstream: there's a Krispy Kreme on Long Island, Waffle Houses out west, and now McDonald's has stolen Chick-fil-A's sacred chicken sandwich. Next thing you know, there'll be a Stuckey's in Times Square.


We have Chik-fil-A in Denver. My co-workers go crazy over chicken biscuits.
11/14/2006 01:49:07 PM · #70
We still have Krystal's all to ourselves :P
11/14/2006 01:51:12 PM · #71
Originally posted by idnic:

We still have Krystal's all to ourselves :P

That's because they have White Castle, aka "Squirts."
11/14/2006 01:57:24 PM · #72
Originally posted by magenmarie:



JADED! How funny! i've lived in NC for about 5 years now, but I'm from Massachusetts! Where in the world in MA did you live? :)


yay! I knew I liked you for some reason. lol. ;P I've lived in Springfield, West Springfield, and Agawam. you??
11/14/2006 02:21:40 PM · #73
Originally posted by mamba:

haha the title of the thread reminds me of one we have here."do you ken Ken? cause I ken I ken Ken better than you ken Ken, ya ken." alwasy fun to rattle off to people that cant understand a scottish accent :P


Thanks, My Friend! You have just highlighted another wonderful South Georgia attitude! If you will allow me, I will try to "marry" the two cultures to illustrate.

"Iffen Ken is kin,then sure I ken Ken! However, iffen Ken ain't kin, then you kin 'bark up another tree'. Ya ken?" :}
11/14/2006 02:26:18 PM · #74
Originally posted by idnic:

We still have Krystal's all to ourselves :P


That's okay - us upper Midwesterners have been keeping Culvers to ourselves. That's always a treat when I head back to see the family.

I do wish we had Steak 'n' Shake out here in the West, though. The closest one to Denver is halfway across Kansas :-(
11/14/2006 02:34:33 PM · #75
Yummy, steakburgers. My husband has a serious addiction to Steak & Shake. In his office, he has a photograph of the Steak & Shake sign from a now closed Champaign-Urbana restaurant.
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