Southernisms I Hope to Pick Up After the Big Move
- •Y'all. I think saying y'all is adorable. And I'm usually talking 90 mph so any shortcuts are much appreciated.I do talk to/visit my southern family frequently enough to justify having a slight twang and throwing y'all into typical conversation. Especially if drinking is involved. One of my oldest friends from my hometown pointed out that I grew up 10 minutes up the road, not the Deep South and to stfu.
- •Bless Your HeartBecause I'm not super into conflict or hurting someone's feelings, I'm all about passive aggressive ways I can let someone know they're being an idiot. And it just sounds sweet with their accents even when it's not.
- •A bigger love/understanding of footballI think my love for the Buffalo Bills has made me grow as a person. But I think the college football excitement exclusive to the south brings a whole new ball game. Friday night lights and Saturday tailgates seem like the kind of social life I've been dying to have. Loud music, cheap domestic beer, drinking games and a fun crowd.
- •Stereotypical but - pearls, glitter and big hairI've loved these things in any setting, always. I feel like it's more acceptable down yonder (see I'm learning).