As I was eating supper the other night: cole slaw, baked beans, fried chicken, BBQ and sweet tea-I thought to myself....boy I've really changed since I've lived "down south" for the past 12+ years. When DH and I first met, I wouldn't be caught dead drinking Cold Sweet Tea! Gag! And cole slaw ON TOP OF the BBQ??!! Horrors! But there I was with BBQ and cole slaw both on my fork and going into my mouth!
So then I started to think! Dangerous I know! But here are a few things I've learned since living in the Southern USA!
*That thing you put groceries in really is called a BUGGY, I used to think it was called a grocery cart.
*If you ask for a "pack of nabs" you'll get some prepackaged peanut butter crackers!
*You don't look ugly down south! Down south you ACT ugly, as in: "Why are you acting so ugly?!"
*Pork Rinds (sp?) really are yummy, even the spicy ones!
*Little boys wear britches, not pants!
*The plural form of ya'all is "all ya'll!"
*My kids are expected to call me ma'am, but only when they are in big trouble!
*I call my boys Sir, but only when they are in big trouble: "No, Sir! We do not act like that in public!"
*Football (and at my house NCState football) overrules every other activity in the house.
*NASCAR really is more than just a bunch of cars running circle around a track! Well, sort of!
*I used to think Oyster stew was just hot milkbutter and a few oysters thrown in there. Now I know that's all it is and it's YUMMY!
*I don't have to take a jacket with me in the summer EVER-unless the A/C is gonna be too cold! Growing up in Alaska, you ALWAYS took a jacket-especially if you were going to be getting home late. It was midJuly and we were heading to a baseball game and I kept asking DH, "Are you sure I won't need a sweatshirt towards the end of the game?" Little did I know, it would still be 80+ degrees at 10:00 at night!
I still think a tobogan is something you sit on, not something you put on your head! They haven't been able to convince me of that one yet!
And I still can NOT eat a red hotdog! Have you seen what happens to the water when you cook a red hotdog? That can NOT be a good thing!
I'm sure there's a lesson or two more that I've learned! :) But at 1:30am they seem to be slipping my mind!
Talk to ya'll later!
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