1. Shading people, but in a socially acceptable way
*hears someone say something dumb*
My brain:
Don’t say it
Don’t say it
Don’t say it
Don’t say it
Don’t say it
Don’t say it
Don’t say it
Don’t say it
Don’t say it
Me sarcastically:
“Bless your heart”
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2. Combining as many words as you can into one

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3. Teaching autocorrect how to talk
Southern culture is me typing tall on my phone and having it autocorrect to y’all automatically
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4. Not being able to turn off good manners
Southern culture is when the girl working at Subway and I bonded over how we went to middle school together but then she called me ma’am while ringing me up..
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5. And insisting other people have good manners too
Southern culture is hearing someone in any direction mumble “You’re welcome, Your Highness” and knowing that somebody failed to say “thank you” when the door was held open for them, which will be talked about for the next two weeks.
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6. Playing this guessing game

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7. Pronouncing things a little differ’ntly
Southern culture is me not knowing about the extra A in caramel until 6th grade because everyone says carmel
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8. Hanging out at Walmart while avoiding people you know
Southern culture is avoiding people you know at Walmart
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9. Beating the Baptists to lunch on Sundays
My parents are literally planning when they’re going to Cracker Barrel tomorrow so they can beat the church crowd. This is southern culture.
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10. Not knowing how to drive in the snow

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11. Stanning Dolly Parton
A definitive ranking of the best voices in country music:
15. There’s
14. No
13. Way
12. You
11. Can
10. Rank
9. All
8. The
7. Amazing
6. Voices
5. Found
4. In
3. Country
2. Music
1. Dolly Parton
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12. Sweating constantly from May to October
Summer in the south is your car not cooling down until you’re at your destination
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13. Then freezing from October to May

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14. Having your own vocabulary — and knowing the secret meaning of words
In the South they have different words for things. For example, “commode” means “toilet.” And “isn’t that nice?” means “that’s awful.”
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15. Hearing “Amazing Grace” like allllll the time
When i was a kid i thought amazing grace was the national anthem.
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16. Taking forever and a day to say bye
Taking 30 minutes to say goodbye to anybody.
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17. Basically barging into your friends’ houses
Southern culture is walking into someone’s house and saying “knock knock” without even knocking
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18. Learning the true meaning of patience
Southern culture is getting stuck behind a tractor on the first day of school
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And finally, this

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