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All are true ;), believe me I'm Southern born and have ancestors that go back to fighting in S.C. with "The Swamp Fox" in the Revolutionary War.

1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.
3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one's seen before.
4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.
5. "Onced" and "Twiced" are words.
6. "Jawl-P?" means, Did you all go to the bathroom?
7. People actually grow, eat and like okra and collards.
8. "Fixinto" is one word. It means "I'm going to do that".
9. There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there's supper.
10. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar. It is referred to as the Wine of the South.
11. "Backwards and forwards" means I know everything about you.
12. The word "jeet" is actually a question meaning, 'Did you eat?'
13. You don't have to wear a watch, because it doesn't matter what time it is, you work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
14. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.
15. "Ya'll" is mostly singular. "All ya'll" is always plural.
16. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.
17. You carry jumper cables in your car - for your OWN car.
18. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, mustard, tabasco and ketchup.
19. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports, the motor sports, and gossip.
20. Everyone you meet is a: Darlin', Honey, Sugar, Baby, or Miss (first name) or Mr. (first name).
21. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
22. You know what a hissy fit is..
23. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
24. We don't need no Driver's Ed. If our Mama says we can drive, we can drive!!!
25. NEVER dispute or say anything bad about Mama!

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Hey Top, as a fellow Southerner, I'm much obliged to y'all for putting that out there. I would like to add that we don't have paper bags, we have sacks. We don't say "hi", we say "hey". A sixty year old man addresses a sixteen year old girl behind the register at Harris Teeter (Southern grocery chain) as Ma'am, because age has nothing to do with it. It's actually a culture thing.

Any of us who have traveled much of our country I'm confident would agree that each state is different. They're all unique for a variety of reasons. The South however, stands alone, in that wherever I go throughout the southern region, as a Southerner I "get it". I understand everything around me, from how people talk, to what's on the menu.

Oh, and one more thing... "boy" has NOTHING to do with race!

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A bit more of the Southern colloquialism.
In the mountains of N.C. it's not a bag or sack it's a poke. and it's where you'uns going.

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A few sayings from N.C. :)

He's so clumsy he'd trip over a cordless phone.
He's about as handy as a back pocket on a shirt.
That's about as useful as a trap door on a canoe.
He couldn't carry a tune if he had a bucket with a lid on it.
She was so tall she could hunt geese with a rake.
She was so tall if she fell down she would be halfway home.
He was so fat it was easier to go over top of him than around him.
It happened faster than a knife fight in a phone booth.
NO!! I AM NOT FALLING ASLEEP!! I was just checking for holes in my eyelids.
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