Being Southern Is...(feel Free To Add)

Knowing the difference between freshly cut grass and freshly mowed hay

Knowing what Dr. Enuf and Cheerwine is

Having a farmers tan is a thing to be proud of

Being called a redneck isn't an insult it just means you got sunburnt that day

Frying every food imaginable

Sweet tea means it's on ice

Knowing who to buy fresh home made sausage from

Having your farrier's number on the fridge

Being somehow related to everyone in a 5 mile radius

Knowing everyone in your town directly or by proxy

Walking on gravel isn't painful anymore

Stepping in cow or other livestock poo isn't a problem you'll just wash it off in the creek

Knowing it's App-a-la-chin with long a's

They are soup beans and delicious with fried potatos and cornbread

Not having to lock your cars or house at night because everyone has a gun and knows how to use it so no one is stupid enough to try anything

Ain't is too a word and damn near is appropriate at times

The smell of wintergreen tobacco reminds you of a family member or friend




Sweetroll88 Sweetroll88
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2 Responses May 1, 2010

I grew up in the Carolinas but have lived in Wisconsin since 1991, and every year when I go to visit family in North Carolina, I do what I term the "sausage swap," that is I bring a suitcase full of bratwurst and some Polish sausages from a Polish deli in Chiacgo along with New Glarus beer and cheese. For the return trip, I load up that same suitcase with pork sausage, Cheerwine, Bojangle's biscuits, and Chik-Fil-A sandwiches.

This is great. I'm from the mid west & it sounds like "us"..All the above is a comfort to me .. Very true as well.