Southern Sayings

The reason for this link to the South, is because when I first moved to the South from Michigan I had a difficult time understanding certain "words-sayins" as to what they were sayin to me.  So to assist you with your future home and accent (and you will acquire one) I hope this will help "you all" and you will pick this one up!  Enjoy!!

Things a True Southerner Knows:

Its hard to know which came first: southern cooking or southern hospitality. Did Southerner's reputaton for being friendly people and gracious hosts arise out of the great food they serve, or did they dream up southern recipes just to be nice? Either way, there's nothing quite like sitting down to a plate of ham, grits and biscuits to make you feel truly welcome.

  • You will acquire the sayin "you all" or "yawl" extremely addictive.
  • When meeting people or passing them by you will say, "Hi" a Southerner will say, "Hey."
  • That "gimme sugah" don't mean pass the sugar.
  • When somebody's fixin' to do something, it won't be long.
  • A good dog is worth its weight in gold.
  • Rocking chairs and swings are guaranteed stress relievers.
  • A true Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."

"Southern Women..."

  • Appreciate their natural assets: Clean Skin, Winning Smile, and that Unforgettable Southern Drawl
  • Know their manners: "Yes, ma'am." "Yes, sir."
  • Have fond expressions: "Y'all come back" "Well Bless your heart." "How's your Momma?"