Thursday, February 4, 2010

You May Be From The South if.....

As you will see from the photos today, in the South we need to be told the Obvious .

You may be from the south if........

Never “do” anything…Always be “fixin’ to” do something

Remember y’all is singular. All y’all is plural

Have been known to say "Hey, y'all watch this!"

If your mother said "Save all manner of bacon grease. If it can't be fried in bacon grease, it ain't worth cooking, let alone eating"

You might be from the South, If you understand "The Ten Commandments of Grits

1. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.

2. Thou shalt not eat Cream of Wheat and call it Grits; for this is blasphemy.

3. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors Grits.

4. Thou shalt only use Salt, Butter and Cheese as toppings for thy Grits.

5. Thou shalt not eat Instant Grits.

6. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.

7. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.

8. Thou shalt not call grits IT, grits are them, plural.

9. Thou shalt not put sugar on thy Grits either.

10. Thou shalt not put sugar or syrup on thy Grits

I LOVE GRITS, how many of you eat grits? or even ever heard of them?

All this falderol over southern words has netted us a new bloggin friend. Tipper made a comment yesterday's post see her blog Blind Pig and The Acorn for more info on Applachia. Thanks Tipper

Also see my archive post from Sept 09, Sweet memories

Some linemen were busy putting up telephone poles through a farmer's fields. The farmer ordered them off his land, whereupon they showed him a paper giving them the right to plant poles wherever they pleased. Not long afterward a big and vicious bull charged the linemen. The old farmer sat on a nearby fence and yelled, "Show him yer papers, darn ye, show him yer papers


DawnTreader said...

I don't think I ever heard of Grits before. Being of curious nature, now I have of course googled them. Wouldn't dare put syrup on them after reading that list of commandments...! LOL

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, I went to Tipper's blog and left a message. I'm not sure where she is in the Appalachian Mtn. area.

I have read the GRITS commandments before. I know that I am a "GRITS" (Girl Raised in the South)--but I have never cared much for grits.. Of course, I'm not crazy about rice either..

I did eat some good grits when we were in the Charlestton/Savannah area. But--I would never make them or order them...

Thanks for another great post.

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

I love your humor! Your header is really cool!

tipper said...

LOL so funny-but so true too : ) Thank you so much for the shout out!! I'm glad I found you today : )

Snapper II said...

Great Blog, I know all sorts of un humans who have done all of these to the sacred GRITS. I even heard of one stranger to the grits walked into a breakfast joint and said "I'd like to try a Grit" the waitress came back "you want some Grits. No said the strainger I only want one." The waitress being an expert in Grits came back. You want a Grit-I"

Ginny said...

GREAT post! Did you actually think up the list? Besides being Erma, you're a female Jeff Foxworthy!! It is hilarious!! i think i'll check out Tipper now. We're facing another massive storm, they've declared us a state of emergency and called in the Guardsmen. so all weekend I'll be GRITTING my teeth! We'd appreciate your prayers.

SquirrelQueen said...

Really cool post Sandra, love the signs. I remember seeing someone put milk or cream on grits one time, all I could think was ewww.

I like grits but I haven't cooked them in a coon's age. I quickly checked Tipper's blog and will be going back to read more.


Anonymous said...

Love those signs. I've heard of grits but never dared partake ....."What are they y'all??" (did I get that right?)

photowannabe said...

I like your way of thinking. Grits can be good and grits can be bad. I've had both. Best I had was in a Dive called Mama's in New Orleans.

judyprosseda said...

Hey, you Southern Belles,
What's the difference between hominy and grits? (This is not a trick question)?

Sandra said...

Judy, grits is finely ground corn, hominy is whole kernels of corn soaked until they swell up and then rinsed with lye water.