Tag Archives: Alabama

Welcome, Alabama Alumni!

That headline makes us feel a bit like the manager of a Holiday Inn in some far-flung Southern destination like Opp, Dunedin or Natchitoches welcoming the Shriners to town.

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Real Southern Rules: Cane Pole Fishin’

The only way you could simplify fishing any more than using a cane pole would be to just tie a line on a stick. But an oak branch or maple sapling could never capture the perfectly pragmatic spirit of the cane pole.

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Twanglish Lesson: Tump (Featuring a Monkee!)

Twanglish Lessons is your official guide to mastering the finer points of the Official Language of the South. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

This week’s Twanglish Lesson is more controversial than we would have thought. Controversial because not everyone in the South has heard it.

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Real Southern Rules: Playing Hurt

Southern men are notorious for playing hurt. What’s a half sawn-off thumb, a dangling ear or a broken leg to keep a man from doing what he needs to do?

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Stomping on Toes: The New Tennie Shoes Syndrome

The worst thing that could ever happen to a boy in my coastal Alabama elementary school was to get a new pair of shoes.

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How to be A Fake Southern Man: An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

There was a conspicuous spike in hits, especially to our Real Southern Rules category, the day before the Alabama and Mississippi primaries. Coincidence? We think not.

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The Best of RSM: Chasing Down A Killer

“I’m retired. I’m not going to do it.” If not for a heated argument with a contractor for a bingo parlor over the fragile nature of his septic field lines, those could have been John Oldshue’s famous last words. On April 27, the former meteorologist and his friend Ben Greer, a first-time storm chaser, found […]

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