Tag Archives: Southern Man

Real Southern Rules: Shameless Self-Promotion

We live in an age of self-promotion. And I’m just as bad as anyone about it. Sadly, this situation is just further proof of the fact that I’m no Real Southern Man, because …

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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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Gun or Truck? Let the debate begin!

When we recently posted our 10-Step Program for Real Southerness, it of course evoked some debates about what was included and what was not. One such debate deserves a bit of reckoning. Reader Jill Manuel noted the lack of one iconic piece of Southern manhood: the pick-up truck. We admit; we blew it. How we […]

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The 10-Step Program of Real Southerness

We asked for help, and you answered the call. Thanks to your input, we now have the world’s first* 10-step program for becoming a Real Southerner. There’s no point in belaboring the … point; so let’s get right to it.

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My Steps Were Washed with Butter

As I have explored the world of Southern food and specifically Southern sweets, I have identified a few words evoke a Pavlovian response from me. “Cake” is one of those words. “Sweet” is another. Put the words “salted” and “caramel” together and I will come running with mouth agape and watering! Perhaps the word that I hear the most that elicits just a response is “butter.”

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Be a Real Southern Man #6 – Tick off PETA

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

Today’s how-to tip is sure to cause some controversy. Or maybe not. Depends on whom you ask. Although, with the way our readership has been dwindling lately, we could use a little bit of a scandal.

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Twanglish Lesson: Directly

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

Today’s Twanglish Lesson is a matter of time.

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Twanglish Lesson: Futbaw

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

If you’re offended by discussions of religion, you’ll want to avoid today’s Twanglish Lesson, because this one is all about one of the great religions of the South.

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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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Twanglish Lesson: The Elvis (Sandwich)

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

Today’s Twanglish Lesson continues our Elvis Week posts and deals with one of our favorite topics: food. Good, Southern, heavy, nasty, fatty comfort food.

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