It is that time again. What shall I write about this week that is wild and wacky? While trying to come up with a comical post, I got to pondering over the difference between country and southern – you know when – discussing individuals.
Not wanting to just reach into the far abscess of my mind (a dangerous place for me to go) regarding the difference between these two terms, got me scrambling to the Internet and one paragraph stood out that read something like this:
“If your daddy did not work using his hands, or think it was important for you to know how to shoot a shotgun and drive a stick shift, then you likely lean more toward Southern than you do country. Just like if you have never taken a warm egg from a nest or bottle-fed an orphaned calf, then you probably aren’t too country.” There is a difference between being Southern and being country – al.com
With that thought in mind, I thought I would make jest of and for the record – this post is merely being written with but one thought in mind and that is to hopefully bring a smile and a chuckle to the faces of those reading it. Why? Because we all need a good smile and a chuckle every now and then and this post is created to do just that. So, that being said: Here are a few things a True Southerner knows:
- Only a true Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption.
- Nobody but a true Southerner knows how many fish make up a ‘mess’.
- A true Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of cattywumpus.
- A true Southerner knows exactly how long “directly” is – as in “Going in town, be back directly.”
- Even true Southern babies know that “Gimme some sugar” is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.
- All true Southerners know instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who’s got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold tater salad (If the trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add some hot biscuits and nanner puddin.’)
- True Southerners grow up knowing the difference between “pert’ near” and “a right far piece.”
- True Southerners both know and understand the differences between a redneck, a good ol’ boy, and po’ white trash.
- No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
- True Southerners know that “fixin” can be used as a noun, verb and adverb.
And therein lies your lesson about true Southerners today and seein’ that I just told y’all ‘bout it, I hope you larned something today.
Now, having educated y’all about the differences between country and southern individuals – where do ‘Rednecks’ fit in? If you were paying attention, you know that true southerners know the difference between rednecks, a good ol; boy, and po’ white trash. Oh, well, truth be told – I am not a true Southerner – nope, as a matter-of-fact, I am known as a “Damn Yankee”! What’s that, you say? Well, I learned this when we first came to Florida in 1969. It was told to me at that time that a northerner that comes to Florida, spends their money and goes back home is a “Yankee!” But a northerner that packs up ‘lock, stock, and barrel’ and comes to Florida to stay and never leave, well, that’s a “Damn Yankee!” But that will be a post for another time besides it is time for me to head to my good ole redneck home.
“Y’all take care now, Ya hear!” Until next time!