Life is a little slower down South, and it may be because everyone spends all day being as sweet as a peach. But growing up in the lower United States gives you more than just a Southern accent — it also offers an understanding that is unlike any other place in the world.
1. You know more than a couple people who sound EXACTLY like Paula Deen.
2. And yes, you know you have an accent too, thank you very much.
3. There was a church on almost EVERY street corner in your hometown.
4. College football > literally anything else.
5. You believe butter, bacon, and fried chicken are the real Holy Trinity.
7. “Y’all” is the only way you know to address two or more people.
8. You’ve accidentally answered “yes, ma’am” and “no, sir” when talking to your friends.
9. “Bless your heart” was actually the best way to insult somebody short of cursing.
10. Summer was so humid that walking felt more like swimming.
11. And OFF! was basically your perfume from May to September.
12. You got out of school the second snow started falling from the sky.
Sometimes, even the threat of wintry weather was enough for classes to be cancelled.