|Thanks to my friend, Mindy, for sharing this with me|
But like my Mama always says, we kill 'em with kindness... don't assume all that honey is as gooey as it sounds. We are tough women. Don't let the y'alls fool ya'.
Our usual "Bless your Heart" can mean anything from poor thing to hang in there.
And a joke I heard once about Southerners. If you ever hear one say "How nice" constantly while you are telling a braggin' story, it means Screw You (although a bit harsher than Screw).
Oh, and did I mention we drop the ends of words?
If you are goin' swimmin' for (okay we drop beginnings of words too... this should = before) a weddin', you'd best be spectin' someone to holler at ya'.
My husband gets on me all the time for saying I'm going to put my clothes on a rack (he says hangers go on a rack).
When I write Southern characters (which I tend to do), I hear them speaking in my head and the sounds are so clear.
Do you hear characters in your head as you are reading/writing?