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COMMUNICATION: Talk Southern to Me (via Southern Belle Simple)

Oct 16 2012

by Kate Spears

I shared these southern sayings on my blog (Southern Belle Simple) but I wanted to repost them here on the Southern C! I collected and compiled these over the years, and credit several southern wordsmiths as sources. While I might not completely understand the proper usage for every single one of them, each makes me smile.

Others offer a word of advice:

Still others just offer a random sentiment:

This list is by no means complete, so feel free to add your favorite southern sayin’ in the comments! Happy Monday friend!

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Kate Spears is a self-proclaimed Southern belle who grew up in a tiny town near Nashville, but now calls Knoxville home. She graduated from the University of Tennessee (Big Orange Country!) with an undergraduate degree in art history and a master’s in public relations & advertising. In 2009, she started her blog, Southern Belle Simple, with the simple hope of giving herself a creative outlet. She continues to be amazed each time it leads to a new opportunity and cherishes the relationships that are formed along the way.

Kate is passionate about family history, time-honored traditions, and her Southern heritage. Her people hail from across the South, from the Lone Star State of Texas to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She grew up spending summers on her great-grandparents’ Tennessee farm where she developed a deep appreciation and admiration for people who could coax beautiful and delicious things out of a mound of dirt. She comes from faithful men, devoted women, hard workers and wickedly good cooks.

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2 responses on “COMMUNICATION: Talk Southern to Me (via Southern Belle Simple)

  1. carolinekinney

    2 of the most memorable sayings from my grandparents:

    from BaBa (my grandmother) who hated when we’d chew bubble gum, so here was her response to us: “well don’t you look like a cow chewin’ cud!”

    from PaPa (grandfather) after he had, err….passed gas! : “I just shot a Yankee!” followed by all of the grandchildren roaring with giggles!!

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