Tag Archives: Southerner

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: 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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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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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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Twanglish Lesson: Otter, Awta & Orta

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

Today’s Twanglish Lesson sounds a bit like a children’s book title in the making.

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Uncommon Decency and the Southern Man

When you create, you expect critics. And in the wide open world of the internet, with its promise of faceless anonymity, the critics are harsher than ever. We knew that full well before starting this site.

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Real Southern Rule #19: Get A Dog

The middle class, perhaps reflecting their own jambalaya of a heritage, embrace the mutts. In fact, anyone who brags about being 1/96 Cherokee but refuses to own a mixed-breed dog is not to be trusted.

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Southern Sweets: That Food of the Gods, Ambrosia

Go to any potluck or dinner on the grounds and you will likely see this sweet salad—this “food of the gods”. Other than the fact that it is incredibly sweet and we can actually call it a salad, I think Real Southern Men like Ambrosia because it is endlessly customizable.

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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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