Twenty-One Signs You’re Southern at Heart 

Twenty-One Signs You’re Southern at Heart 

— Written by Marian Pontz & Madison Pontz

1. You would pump sweet tea straight into your veins, if you could.

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2. You still can’t figure out how people deal with this concept of “winter.” WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SNOW AGAIN?!?

3. You sometimes find yourself slipping into a southern drawl, or at least over-using the word “ya’ll” a bit much for PA.

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4. Not being friendly is never an option for you. But, you also know that being strong and nice are not opposing ideas.

5. Your wardrobe is a rainbow of colors and prints. Wearing gray and black is so limiting, and you know the secret: you can’t feel bad in Lily Pulitzer!

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6. Green beans are always better when cooked with salt back. And you know what salt back is.

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7. Cornbread goes with every meal. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner… better with cornbread.

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8. You’ve been to an azalea or magnolia festival.

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9. When you hear people talking about the Ivy Leagues, you can’t help but think of UVA, Vanderbilt, Duke, and UNC.

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10. Grits can (and should) be served at every meal and they are *not* cream of wheat. Butter, salt and pepper is all that goes on a proper bowl.

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11. You remember Leggett department store before it became Belk.

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12. Dollywood is a big stop on your bucket list, not a misspelled city out west.

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13. You can admit it—pizza is not your region’s forte.

14. Chick-fil-a tastes better below the Mason Dixon line, and that’s a fact.

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15. You never expect to find a basement in your house.

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16. You’ve read the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and recognized the Savannah spots mentioned.

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17. You got your driver’s license at 15.

18. You can’t ever rid yourself of the expectation to call adults Miss or Mister, followed by their first name.

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19. You know that the proper pronunciation of pecan pie starts with “peekan.”

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20. You expect your chicken potpie to have a piecrust… always.

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21. ‘Honey’ is not a nickname reserved just for loved ones.

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