It’s funny, living in a new state. Learning new towns. Learning new sayings, ways of being, games.
Here’s a few of the things I’ve learned about living in the South.
… Chicken and waffles. Is a thing. . . that apparently you eat together.
…”I’m gonna tear your tail up” is something akin to getting a spanking. I think. Or there are a whole lot of people with tails down here….
…Be wary of two kids playing in a kiddie pool screaming “PRAISE JESUS!” If you ask them what they are playing, they might just tell you “We’re playing Baptism!” And if you’re religiously awkward, you will have no response except to nod and smile. Just sayin’…
… A “Come to Jesus Meeting” is something like telling someone how it is, or how it needs to be.
…Acceptable nicknames to call anyone, even if you’ve just met them, (and yes even if they are your therapist): baby, boo, honey, sugar
…Everything can be fried. Everything.
…There is a use for the phrase “all y’all”
…People really are more friendly down here. And gas is cheaper. And that, I really, really love.
Have a good day, y’all!