Signs You've Become a Converted Southerner

Travel - States
By: gerrielynn    
17-Jan-2011

Introduction:Yup...I'm a converted Southerner. I didn't do it on purpose...somehow it just happened. Here are some of the signs that let me, and my Yankee friends, know that this conversion was real!

  • 01

    The Drawl....Y'all

    It could take a month or a week, but living in an area where people speak diffently from you, or simply being placed in close proximity of someone with a strong accent over a period of time, whether it's British, Southern, Scottish, etc., can be quite contageous. Drawing out your words...making a one syllable word into a two or three syllable word is a tell tale sign you've become a converted Southerner.

  • 02

    Short'en Those Words

    It has been said, "Southerners talk slow and think fast!" Once you have your mind around this as a fact, you might even feel comfortable enough to shorten certain words and sentences. Using words like, "fixen" in place of "getting ready" and "y'all" in place of "you all," or "everyone," can save a lot of otherwise wasted energy and most definitely signifies that you're a convert.

  • 03

    Sweet Tea Please

    You know you've converted to the South's way of living when the idea of having sweet tea with every meal, and several times inbetween meals, no longer makes you shudder.

  • 04

    Bar-B-Q

    In the North the word Bar-B-Q denotes an event and gives way to visions of cooking outdoors on a grill that might even be called a "Bar-B-Q." If you are a Northerner who, at the first mention of "Bar-B-Q," thinks of pulled pork or beef that has been cooked for hours in a pit in the ground, and then marinated in a sauce by the same name, you have most likely crossed over to the other side!

  • 05

    Coke Says It All

    If it no longer bothers youto hear someone ask, "What kind of coke do you have?" when wondering about the kinds of soft drinks available, then you are most definitely a converted Southerner.







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