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Things You Learn Living In The South


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 A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one’s seen before.

If it grows, it’ll stick ya. If it crawls, it’ll bite cha

Onced and Twiced are words

It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!

Jawl-P? means, Did you all go to the bathroom?

People actually grow,eat and like okra.

There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there’s supper.

Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you’re two. We do like a little tea with our sugar.
It is referred to as the Wine of the South.

Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.

The word jeet is actually a question meaning,’Did you eat?’

You don’t have to wear a watch, because it doesn’t matter what time it is, you work until you’re done or it’s too dark to see.

You don’t PUSH buttons, you MASH em

Ya’ll is singular. All ya’ll is plural

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.

You carry jumper cables in your car – for your OWN car.

You only own five spices: salt, pepper, mustard, Tabasco and ketchup.

The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports, the motor sports, and gossip.

Everyone you meet is a Honey, Sugar, Miss(first name) or
Mr.(first name)

You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

You know what a hissy fit is.

Fried catfish is the other white meat

We don’t need no dang Driver’s Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive!!!

You understand these jokes and forward them to your Southern friends and those who just wish they were from the SOUTH

And there ya have it folks, the things you learn living in the South.

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  • Tina

    Y’all in NOT singular! It literally means you all and I have never used this term when speaking to just one person. I have lived in coastal Georgia my entire life and no one else uses y’all in the singular form. Sorry to rant but this is my pet peeve when I see it in print or hear it on television or movies.

  • Pam

    I’m a Yankee who moved to Georgia a few years ago. What you say about spiders is definitely true where I live. We live out in the country. I love it here. Except for the bugs. We have about twenty feral cats and kittens that live next door. At least they used to live next door. Now I think they all live at my house. Our neighbor is an older gentleman, and I think he forgets to feed them. So I’m taking over for him. I feed them daily and take them treats, of some kind, everyday. They like a lot of leftovers. But they also like to play with some of the bugs. In fact, I got stung by something, through my shirt when I was outside playing with them. I can’t make them my pets because I have three dogs. One of which does not like cats at all. But they only go in the backyard. So we all live together. Bugs, spiders and all.

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