Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hanging on tight . . .

. . . to my roots that is! I took these lists from my friend Rindy's site. I've read them before, but for me, this southern lady learning to live in the midwest, they are gooooood reminders of my native tongue!

Things I've learned living in the South

1. Possums and armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in the South

3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in the South plus a couple no one's seen before.

4. If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.

5. Onced and twiced are words.

6. It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.

7. Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.

8. People actually grow and eat okra.

9. Fixinto is one word.

10. There is no such thing as "lunch". There is only dinner and then there is supper.

11. Ice tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!

12. Backards and forwards means "I know everything about you."

13. Jeet? is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"

14. You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you' re done or it's too dark to see.

15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.


1. You measure distance in minutes.

2. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

3. You use "fix" as a verb. Example: "I'm fixing to go to the store "

4. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.

5. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

6. You know what a "DAWG" is.

7. You carry jumper cables in your car... for your OWN car.

8. You only own four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco and ketchup.

9. The local papers cover national and international news on one page but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.

10. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

11. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm".

12. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.

13. You know whether someone is from north or south as soon as they open their mouth.

14. Going to Wal-mart is a favorite pasttime known as goin' Wal-martin or off to Wally World.

15. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good pinto-bean weather.

16. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop... it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinda coke you want?"

17. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

18. We don't need no stinking driver's ed....if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.

19. You understand these jokes and forward them to your Southern friends (and those who just wish they were). Not EVERYONE can be Southern; it's an art form and a gift from God!


Mark Seekins said...

Beautiful! "Coke" is right... Pop is something you do to a balloon!

rindy said...

I'm so glad you appreciate these as much as I do. I especially have a good laugh with the one about the local news paper. I ALWAYS read the diary entries when I need a pick me up...typical diary entries here include road kill seen recently, and the latest hysterical entries have been from someone in the community pointing out cars that didn't exactly follow the rules of the road. *laugh* you gotta love a small town!

Looked like Istanbul was cok guzel!! So glad you and your new hubby got to share it together.

auDi tHis woRld said...

Hey Mandy....Brent Mayfield is his name and Turkey is probably the connection. I know him because he was a j-man when the BSU went in 1999 for the earthquake. He actually wasn't stationed in Turkey. He was in London, working with Turkish immigrants. He came to Turkey b/c our group had brought SO MANY people that they needed extra help. All of that to say, maybe you ran into him there! :-)

How's married life???? :-)