From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000
posted 05-08-2005 01:30 PM
G.R.I.T.S - Girls Raised in the South
Someone once noted that a Southerner can get away
with the most awful kind of insult just as long as
it's prefaced with the words, "Bless her heart" or
"Bless his heart." As in, "Bless his heart, if they
put his brain on the head of a pin, it'd roll around like a
BB on a 6-lane highway."
I was thinking about this the other day when a
friend was telling about her new transplanted
northern friend who was upset because her toddler is
just beginning to talk and he has a southern accent.
My friend, who is very kind and, bless her heart,
cannot do a thing about those thighs of hers, was
justifiably miffed about this. After all, this woman
had CHOSEN to move to the South a couple of years
ago. Can you believe it?" said her friend, "A child
of mine is going to be "taaaallllkkin liiiike
Now, don't get me wrong. Some of my dearest friends
are from the North, bless their hearts. I welcome
their perspective, their friendships, and their
recipes for authentic Northern Italian food. I've
even gotten past their endless complaints that you can't find good
bread down here. And the heathens, bless their
hearts, don't like cornbread!
We've already lost too much. I was raised to say
"swayya," not swear, but you hardly ever hear anyone
say that anymore, I swayya you don't. And I've
caught myself thinking twice before saying something
is "right much," "right close," or "right good" because
non-natives think this is right funny indeed.
I have a friend from Bawston, bless her heart, who
thinks it's hilarious when I say I've got to "carry"
my daughter to the doctor or "cut off" the light.
She also gets a giggle every time I am "fixin'" to
do something. And, bless their hearts, they don't
even know where "over yonder" is, or what "I reckon"
My personal favorite was my aunt, saying, "Bless her
heart, she can't help being ugly, but she could've
Southern girls know bad manners when they see them:
1. Drinking straight out of a can.
2. Not sending thank you notes.
3. Velvet after February.
4. White shoes before Memorial Day or after
Southern girls always say:
1. "Yes, ma'am."
2. "Yes, sir."
Southern girls have a distinct way with fond
1. "Y'all come back now, ya heaah."
2. "Well, bless your heart."
3. "Drop by when you can."
4. "How's your mama?"
5. "Love your hair."
Southern girls know their three R's:
Southern girls know everybody's first name:
Southern girls know the movies that speak to their
1. "Gone With the Wind"
2. "Fried Green Tomatoes"
3. "Driving Miss Daisy"
4. "Steel Magnolias"
Southern girls know their cities dripping with
1. Hotlanta or Adlanna (Atlanta as outsiders
7. Oh! and that city in Alabama ? It's
Southern girls know the three deadly sins:
1. Bad hair
2. Bad manners
3. Bad blind dates
G.R.I.T.S. = Girls Raised in The South!
Now you run along, Shugah, and send this to someone
else Raised In The South, i.e., Southern Belles, or
ANY females aspiring to be GRITS. Even the northern
ones, "Bless Their Hearts".
That reminds me. I have a rubber stamp that says
"Just because your children were born in the South
does not make them Southerners. After all, if a cat
had kittens in the oven, that wouldn't make them
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99
posted 05-10-2005 10:10 PM
Good 'un It got me to wonderin' where "Bless her little cotton socks" comes from.
I'd give anything to go line dancing with a big-haired gal called Mary Lou. It's her brother Bubba I worry about!!!
From: Fayetteville, N.C.
Registered: Jul 99
posted 05-12-2005 08:42 PM
I spoke with a customer from New York today who told me he had been stationed at Ft. Jackson, GA.
He said he loved to hear southern women say, "Daddy".
I wouldn't say it for him....
(hey, it had nuthin' ta du wit da customer survace I waz giv'n him!!!)