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Are You a True Southerner?
(A few things every true Southerner knows)

Who "they" were... is "why" we are

Every true Southerner knows the difference between a conniption fit and a hissie fit and that both are "pitched" not just "had"

Only a true Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a platter of hot crispy fried chicken, homemade buttermilk biscuits and a big bowl of cold potato salad.

(If the neighbor's trouble is of an extreme crisis, they are also known to add a tall thin layer chocolate cake and hopefully a large banana puddin'!)

A true Southerner always has a pretty good estimate of how many fish, turnip greens, collard greens or butter beans it takes to make a good mess, just like they know...

What the general direction of cattywumpus is

That "gimme sugar" applies to everyone from toddlers to the revered elderly and it does NOT mean pass the sugar bowl from the middle of the kitchen table

That if someone's "fixin" to do something, they surely will

The distinct difference between Yankees and Damn Yankees!

A good family dog is worth his weight in pure gold

A "right fer piece" is way over "yonder"

That a "redneck" has a will of iron and a solid gold heart

You can't buy real gravy from a store

You don't shop with shopping carts; you put your groceries in buggies

Tea is served SWEET and COLD from a tall glass that is refilled FREELY until you've had your fill

Coffee can be served before the meal, during the meal and after the meal from a bottomless cup with ample cream and sugar if desired.

"Y'all" means ALL of you all and requires no addition of an " S " as it is plural already. ONE is NEVER called " Y'all "

A true Southener knows how good an ice cold Pepsi and a Lance nab are and where they come from!

Rocking chairs on front porches and bench swings in the back yard are guaranteed stress relievers

An elderly person in either of them is a valued history lesson

Being called "dahlin" is not reserved for romance but always expresses tenderness. You do NOT however wish to be called "dahl"

Southern Belles are also Steel Magnolias and are always held in the highest esteem

Homemaking skills are an acquired art studied and refined as they pass from grandmother, to mother, to daughter

and finally...

God loves everyone, even the Yankees

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