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Southerners have a word for snarky condenscension.... we call it being "hateful". And we're quite good at it.
Agreed, but we do it with skill. A true Southerner can tell you to go to hell but do so in a way so charming that you find yourself looking forward to the trip
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Okay, since we're telling jokes. I once overheard this conversation.

Old Man: How's that Yankee friend of yours?

Young Man: He's not a Yankee.

Old Man: His momma and daddy are from New York.

Young Man: But he was born here.

Old Man: Well a cat can have kittens in the oven but that don't make them biscuits.
And so, after years of discussion, we find that Swiss culture comes from the U.S. South.
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Agreed, but we do it with skill. A true Southerner can tell you to go to hell but do so in a way so charming that you find yourself looking forward to the trip
Yes. Hence my comment about Southern warmth. And certain ability needed to decode the genuinety

Most people I met there and from there were fab. I liked the excitement of North, but also the slow pace of South, no rush. On the other hand, my boss was always 3-4hrs late for work.
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And so, after years of discussion, we find that Swiss culture comes from the U.S. South.
Mountain people=mountain people.
A number of Swiss and Germans settled in those Southern mountains. My Memaw used to make sauerkraut...the knowledge was not lost
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The thing about a lot of those areas is that it really depends on when you want to go how "wise" it is... Hurricane season, hot humid etc.. no way would I be in New Orleans in July or August, June and September being "iffy" already. It is still lovely and lively but the smell of swamp pervades.
Peak hurricane season is September. The entire Atlantic season goes from June 1 - November 30. So even a thanksgiving vacation on the Gulf Coast has potential to be ruined by tropical weather.

And so I don't completely destroy the mood this thread has taken:

Southern (Southspeak) to English dictionary:
* HEIDI (noun) — Greeting.
* HIRE YEW (noun with verb) — Complete sentence. Remainder of greeting.
Usage “Heidi, hire yew?”
* BARD (verb) — Past tense of the infinitive “to borrow.”
Usage “My brother bard my pickup truck.”
* JAWJUH (noun) — The state north of
Florida. Capitol is Lanner.
Usage “My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck.”
* BAMMER (noun) — The state west of Jawjuh. Capitol is Berminhayum.
Usage “A tornader jes went through Bammer an’ left $20,000,000 in improvements.”
* MUNTS (noun) — A calendar division.
Usage “My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I ain’t herd from him in munts.”
* THANK (verb) — Cognitive process.
Usage “Ah thank ah’ll have a bare.”
* BARE (noun) — An alcoholic beverage made of barley, hops and yeast.
Usage “Ah thank ah’ll have a bare.”
* IGNERT (adjective) — Not smart. See ”
Arkansas native.”
Usage “Them bammer boys sure are ignert!”
* RANCH (noun) — A tool used for tight’nin’ bolts.
Usage “I thank I left my ranch in the back of that pickup truck my brother from Jawjuh bard a few munts ago.”
* ALL (noun) — A petroleum-based lubricant.
Usage “I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup truck.”
* FAR (noun) — A conflagration.
Usage “If my brother from Jawjuh don’t change the all in my pickup truck, that thing’s gonna catch far.”
* TAR (noun) — A rubber wheel.
Usage “Gee, I hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh don’t git a flat tar in my pickup truck.”
* TIRE (noun) — A tall monument.
Usage “Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I sure do hope to see that Eiffel Tire in Paris sometime.”
* RETARRED (verb) — To stop working.
Usage “My grampaw retarred at age 65.”
* FAT (noun, verb) — A battle or combat; to engage in battle or combat.
Usage “You younguns keep fat’n, n’ ah’m gonna whup y’uh.”
* RATS (noun) — Entitled power or privilege.
Usage “We Southerners are willin’ to fat for are rats.”
* CHEER (adverb) — In this place.
Usage “Just set that bare rat cheer.” .
* FARN (adjective) — Not domestic.
Usage “I cuddint unnerstand a wurd he sed. Must be from some farn country.”
* DID (adjective) — Not alive.
Usage “He’s did, Jim.”
* ARE (noun) — A colorless, odorless gas. i.e., oxygen.
Usage “He can’t breathe. Give ‘IM some ARE!”
* BOB WAR (noun) — A sharp, twisted cable.
Usage “Boy, stay away from that bob war fence.”
* JEW HERE (noun and verb) — Contraction.
Usage “Jew here that my brother from Jawjuh got a job with that bob war fence cump’ny?”
* HAZE (noun and verb) — Contraction.
Usage “Is Bubba smart?” “Nah … haze ignert. He ain’t thanked but a minnit’n is laf.”
* SEED (verb) — Past tense of “to see.”
Usage “I ain’t never seed
New York City.” VIEW (pronoun and verb) — Contraction Usage “I ain’t never seed
New York City. View?”
* GUBMINT (noun) — A bureaucratic institution.
Usage “Them gubmint boys shore is ignert.”
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Southern (Southspeak) to English dictionary:
* HEIDI (noun) — Greeting.
* HIRE YEW (noun with verb) — Complete sentence. Remainder of greeting.
Usage “Heidi, hire yew?”
* BARD (verb) — Past tense of the infinitive “to borrow.”
Usage “My brother bard my pickup truck.”
* JAWJUH (noun) — The state north of
Florida. Capitol is Lanner.
Usage “My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck.”
* BAMMER (noun) — The state west of Jawjuh. Capitol is Berminhayum.
Usage “A tornader jes went through Bammer an’ left $20,000,000 in improvements.”
* MUNTS (noun) — A calendar division.
Usage “My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I ain’t herd from him in munts.”
* THANK (verb) — Cognitive process.
Usage “Ah thank ah’ll have a bare.”
* BARE (noun) — An alcoholic beverage made of barley, hops and yeast.
Usage “Ah thank ah’ll have a bare.”
* IGNERT (adjective) — Not smart. See ”
Arkansas native.”
Usage “Them bammer boys sure are ignert!”
* RANCH (noun) — A tool used for tight’nin’ bolts.
Usage “I thank I left my ranch in the back of that pickup truck my brother from Jawjuh bard a few munts ago.”
* ALL (noun) — A petroleum-based lubricant.
Usage “I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup truck.”
* FAR (noun) — A conflagration.
Usage “If my brother from Jawjuh don’t change the all in my pickup truck, that thing’s gonna catch far.”
* TAR (noun) — A rubber wheel.
Usage “Gee, I hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh don’t git a flat tar in my pickup truck.”
* TIRE (noun) — A tall monument.
Usage “Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I sure do hope to see that Eiffel Tire in Paris sometime.”
* RETARRED (verb) — To stop working.
Usage “My grampaw retarred at age 65.”
* FAT (noun, verb) — A battle or combat; to engage in battle or combat.
Usage “You younguns keep fat’n, n’ ah’m gonna whup y’uh.”
* RATS (noun) — Entitled power or privilege.
Usage “We Southerners are willin’ to fat for are rats.”
* CHEER (adverb) — In this place.
Usage “Just set that bare rat cheer.” .
* FARN (adjective) — Not domestic.
Usage “I cuddint unnerstand a wurd he sed. Must be from some farn country.”
* DID (adjective) — Not alive.
Usage “He’s did, Jim.”
* ARE (noun) — A colorless, odorless gas. i.e., oxygen.
Usage “He can’t breathe. Give ‘IM some ARE!”
* BOB WAR (noun) — A sharp, twisted cable.
Usage “Boy, stay away from that bob war fence.”
* JEW HERE (noun and verb) — Contraction.
Usage “Jew here that my brother from Jawjuh got a job with that bob war fence cump’ny?”
* HAZE (noun and verb) — Contraction.
Usage “Is Bubba smart?” “Nah … haze ignert. He ain’t thanked but a minnit’n is laf.”
* SEED (verb) — Past tense of “to see.”
Usage “I ain’t never seed
New York City.” VIEW (pronoun and verb) — Contraction Usage “I ain’t never seed
New York City. View?”
* GUBMINT (noun) — A bureaucratic institution.
Usage “Them gubmint boys shore is ignert.”
Let's not forget our most popular verb phrase:

fixin' ta -- preparing to, about to.

As in, "I'm fixin' ta head out for the evenin'."
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Re: Question for Americans: What is it with the South?

And remember "Y'all" is not the same as "All'y"

As in

"Y'all fixin' ta head out?"
"All'y bedder be fixin' ta head out!"
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And remember "Y'all" is not the same as "All'y"

Theres "yáll" which is singular
and "all y'all" which is plural

Then there is the Buckeye (Ohio) version... "Yewuns" as in'
"Are yewuns fixin' ta go somewheres?"

Then there's "Dja-eetyit?" Which translates into "Did you eat yet?" and comes in handy when there's fresh biscuits/kittens coming out of the oven.
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Then there's "Dja-eetyit?" Which translates into "Did you eat yet?" and comes in handy when there's fresh biscuits/kittens coming out of the oven.
you eat fluffeh kittehs?

( one for LiB )

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you eat fluffeh kittehs?

( one for LiB )

We've been over this before, though maybe you were flouncing at that time.

Squirrels, man, squirrels.
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We've been over this before, though maybe you were flouncing at that time.

Squirrels, man, squirrels.
you know how confused I get...

is that like hare pie?
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And remember "Y'all" is not the same as "All'y"

As in

"Y'all fixin' ta head out?"
"All'y bedder be fixin' ta head out!"
Ak-shuh-lee, y'all is singular, y'all's is singular possessive, all y'all is plural and all y'all's is plural possessive.

Lahk theeus:

Sarah Beth! Lawd-a-mighty, Ah haven't seen y'all in an age! How y'all bin doin?

Ah heard yo' sweet Momma's not doin' well. If'n you an' yo' sistuhs need any help tendin' to her, any of y'all jus' let me know. I even have all y'all's favorite receipt for banana puddin' an' I ken whip y'all up a batch in a jiffy!

There has been a ton of conflicting and just plain wrong info on this thread. Ohio? Really? If you are from Ohio and y'all come down to visit me in South Carolina, y'all better be prepared to be called Mah Naahs Yankee Friends. Texas? Are you kidding? Y'all are from the West. Y'all don't even eat grits. Y'all's grits are some giant alien hominy variation. Puhleez. Even Virginia is debatable once you start creeping up north of Richmond into scary Washington, D.C. territory.

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ATexas? Are you kidding? Y'all are from the West. Y'all don't even eat grits. Y'all grits are some giant alien hominy variation.
Now, now, my mom and the entire East Texas wing of my family would take great umbrage at your allegations, which could only be fairly met by her homemade fried chicken, cornbread, stewed okra and tomatoes, and buttery, buttery grits. You are making a common mistake and assuming we are a homogenous mass.

You may be thinking of the delicious, chili-spiked and cojita spiked "elote" that our brothers from the other side of the South Texas plains (Aztlan if you wish) sell from little containers off of pushcarts all over the city?
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Ah don't know nuthin' 'bout no "elota", but unless y'all eatchyo' grits at suppah wit' tasso ham an' shrimp, Ah jus' can't be debatin' this wich y'all.

Ha, you know I'm just messin' wichya, right? Seriously, for those of you who are adventurous enough to go outside of NY and LA on your USA trip, here's my Top 10 List of The Most Charming Villages in the American (Deep) South:

Natchez, Mississippi
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Savannah, Georgia
Dahlonega and Helen, Georgia (Helen, GA looks like a US version of Bavaria--it's a hoot!)
Charleston, South Carolina (#1, by far)
Aiken, South Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
Boone, Blowing Rock and Hendersonville, North Carolina (all close together)
Clemson, South Carolina (Ah'm biased, mah 3 young'uns went there, but it is really cute )
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Sorry if this is way offtopic but I just had a good laugh..
Was thinking of doing a roadtrip through the US and for that reason buy a cheapish 2nd hand car.. Where would I start and get a cheap car? Detroit obviously.
Googled it and the first car that struck my eyes:

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Seller's Notes: Wow!!!! Only $1495!!!! 5-Digit Odometer, At this LOW price; it won't LAST long!! The Manager's gone CRAZY!!! Look at that Price! This vehicle qualifies for 25% off with Bridge Card!!! Perfect first car! Manager's special! Going fast! Priced to sell!
Just so much more fun to read than the sellers note on Auto.Ricardo.ch!
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here's my Top 10 List of The Most Charming Villages in the American (Deep) South:

Natchez, Mississippi
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Savannah, Georgia
Dahlonega and Helen, Georgia (Helen, GA looks like a US version of Bavaria--it's a hoot!)
Charleston, South Carolina (#1, by far)
Aiken, South Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
Boone, Blowing Rock and Hendersonville, North Carolina (all close together)
Clemson, South Carolina (Ah'm biased, mah 3 young'uns went there, but it is really cute )

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Yes we’re good Sandlappers.
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That we live,
Yes we live,
In the very finest state of the USA

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Googled it and the first car that struck my eyes:

link

Now for the description:

Just so much more fun to read than the sellers note on Auto.Ricardo.ch!
Red-line at 4600rpm
Speedo max 85mph

How is that possible? My diesel will rev higher than that
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Sandlapper Power!

We are good Sandlappers,
Yes we’re good Sandlappers.
And we’re mighty proud to say –
That we live,
Yes we live,
In the very finest state of the USA

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Red-line at 4600rpm
Speedo max 85mph

How is that possible? My diesel will rev higher than that
Isn't that the whole charm of these cars? Flashy exterior, antiquated mechanics.
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Isn't that the whole charm of these cars? Flashy exterior, antiquated mechanics.
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