I’m a Yankee
So, as a born and bred new Englander, moving down to southern Mississippi has been quite the culture shock. Half the time I feel like an idiot because I either have no idea what someone is saying or I just nod my head and pretend
Some things I’ve learned my first month as a southerner:
- When someone says they are “fixing to do…” It doesn’t mean they are actually going to fix something, it means they are getting ready to go or do something
- An apple is considered a vegetable in this part of the country.
- If it’s not fried, it’s not dinner.
- Overalls never did and never will go out of style.
- When a stranger talks to you they are usually genuinely being nice, not a creep like in NYC.
- “Bless your heart” doesn’t mean someone is saying a prayer over your actual heart, they just either pity you or want to talk trash (but it’s ok because they blessed your heart first).
- Greens do not dissolve even if they are cooked for a year, grey is the new green.
- If you can’t make your regular church service, don’t fret! There are at least 10 churches within walking distance to your home.
- Camo and rhinestones is a match made in heaven, even better if you have a matching purse and wallet.
- Grits are on the $1 menu at McDonalds. Enough said.
It is not my intent to offend anyone with my post, just my experience so far.
Hope Y’ALL have a great day!