Posts Tagged ‘Southernisms’

She is From the South, Right?

September 3, 2008

Hahahahahaha Laura Bush just thanked everyone who ever approached her and George to tell them they were praying for the them.  Yes, indeed, Laura, we’re all praying for you and George, bless your hearts and aren’t you something!

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The Solemnest of Industries Enacted Upon Earth

August 6, 2008

Sometimes living  in the South leaves me feeling a little defeated.  I know the majority of people in my homeland don’t see the world the way that I do, and that can be a very lonely feeling.  However, I also know that the rest of the country sees us in a way that doesn’t fully reflect who we are, and that’s troubling, too.  Although we are not the most educated, or the most free-thinking, or the most tolerant, I would argue that we are some of the most compassionate people you will ever meet,.  At first glance, that probably doesn’t jibe with the predominately conservative leanings of our region.  But I have to say that I’ve encountered a lot of seemingly intolerant people who are extraordinarily charitable and compassionate and understanding toward real people who are down on their luck, as opposed to the theoretical folks they claim to disdain. (more…)

Welcome!

June 28, 2008

Hey y’all. Myrtlebeachbum here. How’s your mama and them? “What’s that,” you say? Well, it’s a just a Southern way of asking (or “axing,” if you will), “What’s up?” I’ve heard it a hundred times at the gas station, the Kroger, Wednesday night church supper, funerals, weddings, and the beauty parlor.

“How’s your mama and them?” is no empty greeting. It’s not a toss-off like “How’re you doin’?” or “What’s happening?” It means something. ‘Round here, we really want to know how your mama, your daddy, your second cousin, and, most importantly, you are doing. I want to know; that’s why I read your blogs, text you with the help of my babysitter, drunk dial you, send you Myrtle Beach postcards, and Facebook stalk you. If you’re interested in how I’m doing and in what I’m up to, this is the place for you.

If you’re not interested, well bless your heart. I’m praying for you.