A Real Southern Man is… #6


How do you define a Real Southern Man? We’d love to hear your comments. But first…

Today’s entry of “A Real Southern Man is…” is so stereotypical and clichéd that we almost didn’t include it. On the other hand, it is so much a part and parcel of who we are as Southerners, that it’s almost inescapable. Any listing of the Southern qualities that excluded the South’s favorite contraction would be incomplete. So, here goes…

“A Real Southern Man has the ability to pepper his speech with ‘y’all’ and knows its correct spelling.” -Brett, RSM reader

It may be improper. Some may consider it uncouth, but damned if it isn’t the most charming word on the planet. One good “y’all” from the mouth of a sweet Southern girl, and any red-blooded American man goes weak in the knees. So y’all pass the sweet tea and biscuits or, better yet, a good Kentucky mint julep. It’s time to toast the South’s favorite word!

3 Responses to “A Real Southern Man is… #6”

  1. A real Southern man treats every woman he meets the same as he would his mama.

  2. Dianne Bergstedt Reply July 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Bless your hearts, y’all just tickle me to death…lol


  1. The 10-Step Program of Real Southerness | Real Southern Men - January 31, 2012

    […] However, if you want to be taken seriously as a Southerner, you’ve got to bust out a “y’all” on occasion. You’re even more Southern if you bust it out in places where it might […]

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