Aug 022011

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#444444; font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; line-height: 24px;">there are 5,000 types of snakes…. and 4,998 of them live in the south

there are 10,000 types of spiders….all 10,000 of them live in the south… plus a couple no one’s seen before

if it grows, it’ll stick ya… if it crawls, it’ll bite ya

onced and twiced are words

it is NOT a shopping cart… it is a buggy

jawl-p means did y’all go to the bathroom?

people actually grow, eat, and LIKE okra (except me… they are like snot on a stick)

fixinto is one word… as in “i’m fixinto do that”

there is no such thing as lunch… there is dinner and then there is supper

iced tea is appropriate for ALL meals and you start drinking it when you are two…we do like a little tea with our sugar… it is referred to as the wine of the south

backwards and forwards means i know EVERYTHING about you

the word jeet is actually a phrase that means “did y’all eat?”

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

you don’t push buttons… you MASH ’em

y’all is singular… all y’all is plural

distance is measured in minutes

you can switch from A/C to heat in the same day

all the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, a vegetable, grain, insect, or animal

you know what a DAWG is

you carry jumper cables in your car…. for your own car

you only own 5 spices: salt, pepper, mustard, tabasco, and ketchup

the local papers carry national and international news on one page….but SIX pages are required for high school sports, motor sports, and gossip

the first day of deer season is a national holiday

100 degrees is a bit warm (my ass)

you know what a hissy fit is

going to wal-mart is a favorite past time known as goin’ walmartin or goin to wally world

the first cool snap (70 degrees or below) is good beef stew or chili weather

fried catfish is the other white meat

we don’t need no dang drivers’ ed….if momma says we can drive, we can drive!



Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

  10 Responses to “tidbits about the south”

  1. It’s “for’ds and backards” for forwards and backwards.

  2. Y’all make sure that fish don’t have no fur!
    Gravatar I am a dog and have a gravatar!
    I like oysters specially when humans leave the bait container open – yep oysters and liver YUMMY!

    • hiya Catfish! so glad you stopped by!

      no furry fish around that i know of… unless you count those puffer/blow fish with thingys all over them… is that fish fur? hmmm something to contemplate

      i love your gravatar! great picture of you… your fur is gorgeous!

      one time someone tried to serve me up some raw oysters… when the platter arrived, the giant snot balls were jiggling around on their little 1/2 shells…. ewww not for me

      • Oh brother is so dramatic! There is a song by my hu-moms (KRP) friend we listen to it goes something like:
        Oysters oysters looking like loogie – then it goes on about who decided to eat something that looked like it came from a seagulls butt . …
        those puffers and their spikes umm

  3. I love this post. Printing it out to magnet to the fridge for when I need a laught.
    BTW – the number of snakes in the south is 4,997 NOT 4,998. 1 snake live in NJ & steals from cemeteries. (I know, I need to let go of that and move on).

    Okara, I tried to mke it once in Israel and didnt have a clue how. I boild little okaras in the post and they overflowed that same snot onto the floor and it kept flowing, and flowing and flowing. OMG how sickening. I wanted to move to a new house.

    Once in my working days I hired an assistant from TX. One day she ordered lunch for us and when it came she yelled out “Y’alls lunch is in the dahnin’ roooom”. Believe it or not, New Yorkers thought this was a riot and teased her for months. She was a good sport.

    • when i was living in california, i took lots of ribbin and pokin because of my texan talk… i never thought of myself has having much of a twang… until i left texas ha! then i could hear it in my own speech… oh my goodness!

      okra and oysters… both are much too similar to snot and mucus for me to even get close to hahaha

    • oh! and the monsters are gone… and if you want a little avatar picture i have the perfect solution for you…

      go to and create an account… easy to do… then you upload a picture you want to use and TaDa! it attaches to you email address and anytime you use your email to log in somewhere it attaches your picture… it sort of follows you around the interwebs

  4. It’s all about Texas

  5. LOL i think the really poisonous ones like to multiply and spread out.. they are doing everything they can to take over the world!!

  6. Loved it.

    But the really, really poisonous snakes (and some of the spiders), live here in Oz. Dammit.

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