Tag Archive: Southern accent

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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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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