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YOU MIGHT BE A YANKEE STUCK IN THE SOUTH IF
YOU MIGHT BE A YANKEE STUCK IN THE SOUTH IF
You think a trout line is a line you set out to catch trout
You have to drive 200 miles to go trout fishing
You have to explain to your neighbors what a brook trout is
You have to explain that being from New York doesn't mean that you are from New York City
You keep a set of studded snow tires under the "Car Port" just in case
You never heard of a car port before
You have to explain to your neighbors what a garage is
You have to explain to your neighbors what a basement is
You have a set of snow chains in the trunk of your car just in case
You don't even think about harvest until September
Y'all isn't in your vocabulary
You think that okra is a tropical disease
A pack of cigarettes still costs less than a gallon of gas
You use a fly-rod with waders to catch bass
A trip to the city consists of more than going to Wal-Mart
You go uptown instead of going downtown
You have to travel 200 miles to find a city with a population of over 30,000
You have to travel 3 hours before you hit either a divided highway or interstate
A road with a passing lane is considered a multi-lane highway
You don't know the difference between a hound dog, coon dog or squirrel dog
Everything you eat is fried in lard
You have no clue as to what lard is
You don't know the difference between sweet milk and regular milk
A cup of tea does not consist of sweet tea in a 24 oz tumbler with ice
6/8/2006 8:56 am
"...stuck in the South"? If I'm not mistaken, I-95 runs both ways and Delta is ready when you are. It always amazes me how some people's lack of understanding(respect) for Southern culture and lifestyle equates to a lack of intelligence on our part. So, you just go ahead and hang on to your snow chains and your biases. I'm sure they'll both serve you well in the South.|
Down here we look at Yankees as being a lot like hemorroids. They're tolerable as long as they come and go quickly. It's the ones that come and stay that are real pains in the ass.
6/8/2006 9:37 am
Ya think somebody missed the "element of humor?"|
My Mother was born in the south, yet I was raised in the North. Yep a Yankee. Been here for about 11 years. While I still find the "Southern Culture" quite a bit different than that of our Northern brethern, it's not bad - or backward. Just different.
A few have used the Southern Culture as a basis for humor, Foxworthy, Engval, Tater, and done quite well with it. Ya gotta admit, there's a plethora of material to work with.
But it also applies to the Yanks who you feel have "invaded your land, stay and become a "pain in the ass."
Might as well get over it - we're here to stay. (And if I'm not mistaken, we've sent more than a few Southerners North to the "Big House - the White one - as well.
Chill out, appreciate, if not enjoy, the humor, and remember - "If you can't laugh at yourself - Everyone else will!"
Ya'll Take Care, Now
(Yep - a transplanted Yankee and Brother in Arms with Bored)
6/8/2006 1:21 pm
Oh darlin! I was BORN here and still feel like I'm stuck here sometimes! lol Truthfully I have never lived anywhere but The South and really don't care to. We are a bit different....but I guess that's a good thing. I always get a kick out of posts like this....and I LOVE Blue Collar Comedy...with Jeff, Bill, Ron and Larry! They absolutely crack me up....and a lot of times I feel like they are describing me or at least a close family member! lol|
Power To FOK
6/8/2006 3:10 pm
Ok ... UNCLE! |
As you may have noticed, MB59 found a soft spot and I glazed right over the humor. My bad. All y'all (plural of the singular y'all) are right that several comedians have made a great living off making fun of Southerners - fellow Southerners. It just gets a little old when every presentation I do in the Great White North has to include a defense of my genealogy, diet, and education.
No, I have never dated/slept with any member of my immediate or extended family (including 2nd & 3rd cousins).
Yes, I have eaten turnip greens. Eating the part that been buried in cow shit for the past few months isn't something I'd brag about, though.
Yes, I do eat grits and I've learned that adding the right amount of butter and salt makes them taste exactly like butter and salt.
Yes, I actually can read - and write, too! It's amazing how many of us Southerners can! Thomas Wolfe, James Faulkner, John Grisham, Anne Rice. Maybe you've heard of them.
... as for deer hunting, I've heard the front bumper of a Ford F-150 works pretty well. Especially when there's some question as to exactly when deer season actually opens/closes.