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Introducing Real Southern Rules

Let us start by apologizing for how slow things have been on the site lately. Goodness knows y’all need your “Twanglish Lessons” and profiles of Real Southern Men just to get through these tough times. At least, that’s what we keep telling ourselves.

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Be a Real Southern Man #13 – Deploy Your Tailgate

Welcome to your virtual manual for becoming a Real Southern Man.

Today’s how-to tip is ideally suited to this time of year. And by this time of year, I of course mean football season.

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Be a Real Southern Man #77 – Work on Your Chops

Welcome to your virtual manual for becoming a Real Southern Man.

Today’s how-to tip is, sadly, one this Southern man will never be able to master.

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A Real Southern Man Never Quits: A Confession

It’s Friday. Very few people will read this website today. That’s what our statistics tell us.

I can tell you that there have been 190 posts on this site since we started on April 9. Of those, I’ve written about 165. But why do I do it?

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Your Turn: How Are You a Real Southerner?

Okay, for several months now we’ve been on here telling you what a Real Southern Man is and how to be one. We think one thing that defines real Southerness is the willingness to give something back. Somebody makes you a batch of biscuits, you cook them up a mess of collards. That’s just how […]

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Be a Real Southern Man #42 – Playing Catch (Up)

Welcome to your virtual manual for becoming a Real Southern Man.

Today’s how-to tip is our easiest one, yet. You don’t have to go anywhere, buy anything or risk life and limb to do it. This one is more about arming yourself with information and playing a little catch-up.

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A Real Southern Man is… #3

Today’s entry of “A Real Southern Man is…” is a surprisingly divisive one. Roughly half of the RSM contributors not only agree with this one, but resemble it. The other half find it an embarrassing stereotype.

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Be a Real Southern Man #15

Welcome to your virtual manual for becoming a Real Southern Man.

Today’s how-to tip comes with a hint of temptation.

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Be a Real Southern Man #14

Welcome to your virtual manual for becoming a Real Southern Man.

Today’s how-to tip is one that we hold especially dear here at RSM. In fact, there wouldn’t be an RSM if it weren’t for this particular Southern tradition.

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A Real Southern Man is… #2

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 about as universal a definition of Southerness as can be found. It steers clear of the controversies of politics, religion, race, class and even team affiliation.

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