Tag Archives: Southern United States

Our Hidden History: A Response to The New Yorker

RSM founder Wayne Franklin responds to the portrayal of this site in a recent column by George Packer of the New Yorker.

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Twanglish Lesson: Tetch’d

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

Today’s Twanglish Lesson is about one of those “bless your heart” moments in life.

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Twanglish Lesson: Tennie Shoes

These days, kids wear running shoes, trail shoes, skate shoes, cross-trainers and those weird monkey-toe glove thingies that look like an error in evolution.

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Twanglish Lesson: Drawers

Twanglish Lessons is your 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 not about the slide-out compartments in one’s bedroom dresser. It’s about the unmentionables one keeps inside.

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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: Southern Cussemisms

First of all, apologies for the lack of posts over the last two days. It’s been a busy time for all of our contributors. I’d like to say the distractions involved defending a young lady’s honor, a four-barrel carburetor or a quality batch of home brew, but that just isn’t the case. (However, it did […]

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One for the Newcomers: The Best of RSM

In order to give our new readers a taste of everything RSM can be, we’re going to cycle through some of our most popular stories from the past eleven months, moving them up to the top of the front page.

In case you’re too impatient to wait for those, here are some links:

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Twanglish Lesson: Get Beside

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

If asked to name their top ten Twanglish phrases, this would likely make not one Real Southern Man’s list.

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Twanglish Lesson: Spell

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

We’ve all heard about the kind of spell that a witch or wizard might cast on someone to say, turn them into a toad or make them go see a Michael Bay film. But we Southerners have our own types of spells: one good, one bad.

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