Tag Archives: Southern United States

Bad Monday, Southern Style

People in every region have bad Mondays, but only Southerners can have a can of spray starch start their week in the hole. Monday morning found me ironing a cotton shirt, and like any good Southerner, I grabbed my trusty can of starch. Gotta have starch to keep cotton crisp in this humidity, right?

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Twanglish Lesson: Supper vs. Dinner

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to mastering the finer points of the official Southern language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

Today’s Twanglish Lesson highlights a noticeable generation gap among Southerners. In fact, no one over 50 in the South has ever eaten lunch a day in their life…

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Twanglish Lesson: Tucker

Twanglish Lessons is you bi-weekly guide to the finer points of the Southern language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

Today’s Twanglish Lesson is all about what happens when a Southerner has pushed themselves too far.

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Twanglish Lesson: Southern Cussemisms

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

In keeping with our de facto theme for the week, today we take a look at those uniquely Southern euphemisms for cuss words. We call them “cussemisms.”

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Twanglish Lesson: (Talkin’ and Actin’) Ugly

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to the finer points of the official Southern language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

Today’s Twanglish Lesson is a sober reminder of those days of long ago, a time when we were younger, firmer, shorter and had more hair. And it continues our ill-conceived, de facto theme of Cussin’ Week…

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Twanglish Lesson: Rared Back

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to the finer points of the official Southern language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

Today’s Twanglish Lesson hopes to teach you the fine Southern art of slowing down, taking it easy and relaxing. You might want to find yourself a nice porch swing and a cool glass of sweet tea, because the seats in this linguistic Camaro go all the way back.

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Twanglish Lesson: Windur

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to the finer points of the official Southern language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

Today’s Twanglish Lesson reveals the multi-faceted nature of Twanglish as a dialect…

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Be a Real Southern Man #9

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

Today’s how-to tip is going to get a little messy, if you do it right. There’s no room for windshield tourists or armchair fans today. You’ve got to infiltrate the oily, dirty underbelly of Southern culture (on the skids.)

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Real Southern Men Get Personal

It’s Best Of Week here on RSM. Next up is a collection of our best personal essays, memoirs and recollectin’. We Southerners love to tell stories. And our best stories are the ones that hit closest to home, the ones that show a healthy mix of wry humor and introspection.

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Twanglish Lesson: Wawah

Twanglish Lesson is your bi-weekly guide to the Southern Language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

It’s Civil War week on RSM. But before we can have a proper discussion of the Civil War and its myriad complexities, we’ve got to master the lingo.

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