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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What it means to be Southern... Let me tell you or let me try to at least. 


I do have a little expertise in this area. If you are a new reader, let me explain. I was born in New Orleans. And I spent my last years in high school living in the middle of the swamp, literally. 
See here--> This is a picture my mom sent me two days ago, of a little friend in their back yard... 




And my during my college years, I got to experience the good ole capitol of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. I've spent my whole life in Louisiana up until the summer of 2011 when I moved to North Alabama. And it is not the same. It is still southern, but a different kind of southern than what I am used to. The same goes for Louisiana, see here--> 




Where I am from people say things like "How's ya mama 'n' them" and "We're fixin to leave." It's a place with lots of soul and culture. Here (In AL), people say things like "Oh, she's a hoot," and "Oh, bless his heart." I have never heard these words in the state of Louisiana. There is something about the deep south that is a whole different way of life and meaning. 


So, since I have my moments when I am feeling homesick leave it to pinterest to crack me up and give me a piece of what I'm missing out on. 


Things people have told me I say: 

"I axed you if you wanted to go?" 
"Get that out of the zink
"I'm fixin to go" 
"I am on the neutral ground side" 

So, who wants to hear a VLog? I'm tempted to do it... 






So, without further adieu, my favorite Louisiana themed pinterest finds! 












 Well, except me... But not by choice really





Okay are you sick of my southern loving yet? 


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44 comments:

  1. ha! southern belle secret #42 is so me, i ALWAYS have a koozie in my purse ready! love your pins!
    xo

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  2. I'm from Eastern Ky- not sure if that qualifies as Southern or Redneck but regardless I totally hear all your pins all the time and relate to all of them :)

    Cute post!

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  3. ha these southern bell secrets are cute!! :) great pins britt!!

    xx, ashlyn

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  4. I love being from the South! All of the southern belle secrets are true for me except the very last one, ha!

    The North and South LA pin made me laugh so hard!

    Great pins!

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  5. I'd like to think I was a southern belle in a past life. I would love to live down South.

    That map is amazing ...although, I'm from NY and all I ever hear is "you guys" ...even little kids say it.

    Personally, I'm working y'all into my vocab ;)

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    1. Hahaha this post is hilarious to me!
      My boyfriend's family & my dad's side of the family are stereotypical "southern" - I was born in Florida so I'm not really southern, but I like to pretend :)

      Happy Wednesday, girl!
      xo

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  6. love love love the southern belle secrets! they are all SO true!

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  7. that alligator would freak. me. out. scary!

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  8. Love, love, love, LOVE! Did I mention I LOVE this!? SOO true!! I live in NC & can def relate to all of your pins!! I had my first Blate Saturday, & when I called her literally the first thing she said to me was, 'oh my gosh you are soo country...' ha! :)

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  9. This is too funny. I grew up in California and then moved to NW Arkansas (which is different than most of the state--but still very southern) for high school. let's just say I learned a lot that year... I am adamant about not being southern, but it's slowly creeping up on me after living in AR and TN and marrying a Southern boy lol

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  10. Britt! This is too funny - my mom/family is from Alabama and it's true. She's always saying stuff like "You're a hoot". And then my Mema from Savannah talks with a drawl so slow, she'd get run over by a turtle. I vote for a VLOG!! You have to do one. :-)

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  11. love these pins! I am not from the south but here in Ohio we do some of the same things...I carry a coozie in my purse and Southern Bell Secret #89 my Momma is in the kitchen cooking before she is off the phone from hearing the news. I love hearing Southern accents so a vlog is a must!!! I told Anthony two weeks ago I would love to move to the South in order to aquire the accent (:

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  12. I grew up in Florida and never heard any one say ya'll... However, I def hear people say it in NC!!! LOL! xoxo A-

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  13. I found you via the link-up & I just love your pins! Love your blog too! New follower here! :)

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  14. LOVE IT! We say a lot of the same stuff here in Texas!! My sis in law is from Raceland, LA...she seriously grew up in the swamps. There high school mascot was a NUTRIA....if you don't know what that is...it is a nasty rodent! LOL! Thanks for the laugh!
    Because Shanna Said So

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  15. I'm stopping in from the link up! Loving this post and this blog. You are a new fave of mine and you have just earned a new follower!!

    Love this post.. and LOVE a southern gal! :) I'm in NE MS :)

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  16. LOL it's like California Nor-Cal and So-Cal are two completely different states ;) my husband is from Arkansas but most of his friends are from other southern states for me its really interesting to hear how different the accents are and the different things they all say! Hope you get to visit home sometime soon!

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  17. Agreeing with Mrs.Marie... NorCal and SoCal...two different lands! Cute pins. :)

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  18. Girl, you think you're in a culture shock in N. AL? Try being from Maryland. Actually... it wasn't too much of a shock. Where I lived in MD is close to lots of major cities, but still very country in it's own right. Biggest things I had to get used to moving here were a few sayings ... I adore "Well bless your heart." it's new to me but I adore it, so Southern. And I don't have a lot of friends that say "fixin'" to do anything but I do hear it. What cracks me up is people say "Going to get pictures MADE."... not taken... "MADE" which is more accurate if you think about it but sounds really strange to me. One thing that grates my nerves and forgive me any Southern Belles if you say it but I hate when people say "You might could, or you might should do _____" Might could? Might should? either you should or shouldn't could or couldn't - but I think this is probably someone's way of not being too pushy and making a polite suggestion {You know us northerners... we just say what is on our minds... ;)

    I will agree being a transplant that A) I love Tony C's spices, B) SEC is a way of life, C) Dressing up for game day is so new and so fun and D) No one knows what humidity is until they've moved here!!!

    Lastly the koozie thing is SO true. I often see girls at the bar break out their own and it makes me giggle and then a bit jealous that I wasn't so resourceful. I'm a Southern Belle in training! At least we remember to bring our koozies on our honeymoon! :)

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  19. Love this post! Your Pinterest finds are hilarious! And you should definitely do the VLog!

    P.S. We say y'all in Kentucky, too. :)

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  20. I'm loving all of your southern bell secrets! I have to say though, I wouldn't want that "friend" in my background...LOL! I hope you have a terrific day:)

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  21. I love this!! I didn't know it was bad/weird to say "I'm fixin' to go to the store" or whatever. I say that all the time. I'm from SC. :) And I'm sure you talk just fine. :)

    Do a vlog!!

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  22. My dad's family is from Alabama and I grew up hearing "oh bless your heart" and "She's a hoot" too. My mom's family (maternal side) is from Arkansas, but I don't remember any specific Arkansas-isms. Until fairly recently, I didn't even realize some of these sayings were things most people didn't know or say! LOL My dad's side always used to say "Man O Day!" (used like "Holy cow!" or "Goodness gracious!") and I had NO IDEA that wasn't a common phrase until well into adulthood. My husband thought I was certifiable the first time he heard me say it! LOL

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  23. Haha! I love these! All of them are so true!

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  24. Awesome post, Britt!! From one southern gal to the other, your post.. "that's a mighty good'n, right der" ;)
    XO. Jessica

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  25. I love all the southern belle secrets! So true!

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  26. cute! i'm a southern gal at heart:)

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  27. I didn't know you are from Louisiana! So am I! I grew up in a town of 2000 people called Jonesville. We would make trips to New Orleans and Baton Rouge all the time. You know I have Tony's in my kitchen cabinet!! :o) It's good on everything!

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  28. this is hilarious!! love all those sayings & even though I'm from Texas (which isn't really "the deep south") I definitely see a few things we say.

    Plus, since I'm a Texas Aggie, the "SEC football is life" thing is going to be true for us soon :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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  29. YES! Please vlog! I am anxious to hear the NOLA accent and my trip is still a month away!

    We don't really say anything in SoCal...except like (I say that A LOT), whatever, totally, rad...all of the valley girl sayings lol. And I'll admit, I even have that valley girl sound. I can't help it! lol.

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  30. Such a funny post as I'm a New England girl and lived in New York City for 7 years. I don't know many people from the south (My cousins are from Texas, but that's about it!) so this was really funny to me. I would LOVE to hear your vlog so I can hear your accent!

    Erin

    www.empiricallyerin.blogspot.com

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  31. Psh, never sick of Southern Pride. I definitely have a koozie in my purse. One for wine, and one for beer. ;)

    Terri @ Life, Liberty & Wine

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  32. I love this post. I am orginally from the DC area, but went to Auburn and totally embraced the southern culture. Then hubs and I fell in love in Savannah and started raising our family in Winston-Salem, NC. So naturally, you can see where California has been quite a shock to me. I miss the south!

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  33. i couldn't agree more, born and raised in north louisiana and it is a completely different continent than south louisiana! but cajun boys are the cutest :)

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  34. Hi there! Found your blog through The Vintage Apple's link-up. Can I just say your design is gorgeous? I love it. And I was born in Carolina but promptly moved north, so I've always felt a little pang of regret at not being raised "Southern." Sigh. Maybe I'll end up there again one day!

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  35. I LOVE the southern belle secrets. I am definitely a southern belle at heart just living in a small beachy city in Florida. ehh.

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  36. absolutely loved this post. i can't believe this was in the backyard of your parents house. ooh southern hospitality and all the things to know ;)
    xo TJ

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  37. I love your blog. My husband and I had to go to Baton Rouge, and Alexandria for a potential job opportunity. We're from Memphis, TN and it was a TOTALLY different atmosphere!

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  38. i love these pins... ps i'm interested to know what a koozie is? i'm from the UK and have absolutely no idea ha ha! xo

    pebbz | pebbzblog.blogspot.com

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  39. You didn't mention the monogramming on those thank you notes!!! hehe :) cute post!

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  40. I am a new reader and love love love your blog. I love the 'manners are not optional' because they definitely are not down here! and wowsers on that gator pic

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