First of all, I am Southern and I love the South. We’re unique, outspoken, well mannered. loyal people here in the south and usually we stick up for one another in a way that I have yet to find in any other place. That being said, there are some things that are uniquely southern.
Only in the south….
Do you find gun racks installed on nearly every pick up truck yet, no one is concerned.
You find more people who know all the lyrics to “Sweet Home Alabama” and/ or “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” than know the entire National Anthem.
You are as likely to find a confederate flag hanging as an American flag (though, they are usually hung side by side).
If a woman walks into a crowded waiting room or onto a crowded bus men scramble over themselves to try to give the lady a seat. (yes! even us muslim women! and the process is much speedier if you are elderly or pregnant).
You order “tea” and automatically get sweet tea (usually one part liquid one part sugar).
Every critique or bit of malicious gossip is preceded or followed by “Bless (his/her,their,its) heart.”
Women speak so sweetly that you don’t realize they are actually criticizing you.
You can go to small towns and everyone will insist they are related (we tend to count 20th cousins as just plain cousins ……NOTHING INSESTUOUS).
Grown people compare their scars.
The bars are packed on Saturday nights and the churches are packed on Sunday mornings (with the same people ;))
Would men be charged with aggravated assult for threating someone in the parking lot of a bar with a POISIONOUS SNAKE. (I swear I’m not making this up, this happend about a month ago in my town and the snake ended up biting one of the attackers rather than the victim….go figure).
If you mess with a person’s family (which again we include nearly everybody in town as our family whether we are blood related or not) you have to deal with them….for life (southerners are big on grudges).
The outcome of a highschool/college football game or nascar race is debated more fervently than an election.
One word. Chitlins.
You are as likely to find skoal in a back pocket as a wallet.
Grown people ride around in summer with one barefoot hung out the window. (saw this twice today, both men, both driving).
You are as likely to see a woman hunting and fishing as a man.
Are women equal parts spitfire and sweet (make a southern woman mad and you will know it quick).
People are still qu ite enamored with airbrushed t-shirts and tags.
If you are fortunate to make friends with a southerner you have a friend and protector for life.