Saturday, February 9, 2008

Song of the South

It’s a gourgeous day in the south. Sunny and looks like we'll hit 70 today. I love spring- even if it's just a tease for now.

I’m getting ready to drive into L.A. again this morning. (Lower Alabama of course)
I’ve read a lot of posts this week about the differences between the north and the south. My favorite comment regarding why the humor is different said that it’s the humidity down here. Northern humor is drier. One phrase that has always tickled me in the South is “Bless your heart”. I think it has two meanings. It can mean “I’m so sorry” or “You’re so stupid”, depending on the sincerity of the person speaking. Think about that. You’re so stupid with sugar on top.

And incidentally, even Southern babies know that"Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

2 comments:

Uncommon Blonde said...

I believe the correct pronunciation would be "suga"

We were talking the other night at book club and someone started the sentence with "Bless her heart ..." and I laughed and interuppted with "that's never good" They meant it in the she's so stupid tone. lol

hlstewart said...

I love all things southern!