Category Archive: Southern

What does “Bless Your Heart” really mean?

  Several months ago a popular blog apparently set out to explain what the Southern expression “bless your heart” really means. Unfortunately it seems, to me at least, that this blog post was written by someone who speaks Southern as a second language and really doesn’t understand the nuances. I now feel compelled to speak …

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Job not all fun and games

Liv McKay, party planner extraordinaire and main character in the Liv and Di in Dixie mystery series, is a guest today on Dru’s Book Musings. Click on the link to stop by and hear her account of a truly memorable day and, for a limited time, enter to win a signed copy of Death Crashes the Party. (http://wp.me/p3nHH-7xs) …

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Southern Relativity

I recently watched one of those “finding your roots” type shows on TV and thought I’d take a minute to discuss the complicated matter of Southern genealogy. Basically, it goes like this: Southerners extend the branches of the family tree to include any leaves, twigs or nuts that happen to brush against them. For example, …

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You Say Down South

I plan to include a little primer on Southern words and phrases on the blog from time to time — for the benefit and amusement of my friends from north of the Mason-Dixon.   Southern Speak: • If someone says they’re expecting relations later this evening, they are probably referring to relatives (kinfolk), not sexual …

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