Monday, March 16, 2009

Southern Etiquette

If you can't be kind, be vague.

11 comments:

Aled said...

As in 'Bless them'?
Always a good one...
Always loved the Southern hospitality.... good people, and always friendly, despite not always understanding my accent! I must write a blog about my experience in Spencer, TN, one of these days.

David Dust said...

And if you can't be vague - keep your mouth shut and smile.

XOXOXOXOXOXO

doggybloggy said...

oscar wilde said in all matters of importance style not sincerity is the essential and in all matters of unimportance, style not sincerity is the essential

Bob said...

I may have told this before, but I'll tell it again. It was my mother's favorite joke.

A Southern woman takes her first trip to New York City, where she is invited to a high society soiree.
She is seated next to the hostess, and turns to say, "Hi! Where y'all from?"
The high society matron sniffs, and says, "I come from a place where one does not end a sentence witha preposition."
The Southern belle frowns a bit, and then says, "I'm sorry. Where y'all from..............bitch."

Goota love 'em. bless their hearts!

Dan said...

If you cant be vague.... come sit next to me.

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frogponder said...

LOLOLOLOL!
Love that :-)

Jazzy said...

Yes, soooo Southern. Love it, Joy. I'll have to add this to my vocabulary to swap out with "Bless whatever"...

Wonder Man said...

that is a southern thing

Joy said...

Interested in reading about that, Oxy.

Love that Southern advice, David! Your mama brought you up right! :-)

I like that quote, Doggy.

Good one, Bob!

Me, too, Dan!

Thanks, FP, Linda, and WM!

Marker said...

Ah, the velvet hammer.

Southerners think that outsiders do not know of its existence, but it's 2009, and we do.