Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Lesson For LIving In The South

This is another hilarious e-mail I received the other day.  Since I got it from my friend Christina , who also has a blog. I had to make sure she wasn't going to post it!

THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM LIVING IN THE SOUTH

*Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

*There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in The South

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

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

*Onced and Twiced are words.

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

*People actually grow and eat okra.

*'Fixinto' is one word.

*There is no such thing as 'lunch.' There is only dinner and then supper.

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

*Backwards and forwards means 'I know everything about you.'

*DJeet is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'

*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.

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

*You measure distance in minutes.

*You'll probably have to switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day.

*'Fix' is a verb. Example: 'I'm fixing to go to the store.'

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

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

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

*There are only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco and ketchup.

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

*The first day of deer season is a national holiday.

*100 degrees Fahrenheit is 'a little warm.'

*We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.

*Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as 'goin' Wal-martin' or off to 'Wally World.'

*A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good pinto-bean weather.

*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?'

*Fried catfish is the other white meat.

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

EVERYONE can't be from the south; it takes lots of bad luck.


Hope this gave you a giggle on this hump day!   I am not scheduled to work the rest of the week, so I will finish the baby blanket that I'm crocheting and be able to get some house work done.
Don't forget to hop on over to visit Happy Jeannie and help her celebrate her blogaversary!

5 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

You forgot "On picture day at school, kids get their pictures made. Not taken." LOL

Laura ~Peach~ said...

it is FIXEN... no G allowed in our southern speak...
several of these absolute are so true.... in fact most... but you left grits of fthe list... and what does people have against fried catfish... NUMMMY I prefer diet coke thank you... GIGGLES I LIKE THIS POST!
oh and we use texas pete not tabasco

Chris H said...

I would love living there! diet coke thanks!

Queenie Jeannie said...

OHMYGOSH! This is so funny and so TRUE!!!! Awesome post hun!

And we'll want to see that blanket when you're finished!

Michelle said...

Really a buggy? And mashing? Interesting. Fortunately a few of those things I'm familiar with that we do up here, too.