19 Things All Southerners Need Yankees To Understand

Because no one retires and moves up North...

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    Despite the stereotypes, we are not unintelligent, uneducated redneck hillbillies.

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    In fact there are many top universities in the South including Duke, Vanderbilt, Rice, Tulane and University of Virginia.

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    We’ve heard your incest jokes a million times and we don’t think they’re funny.

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    Some of us have guns, some of us don’t. It’s no different than any other region of the country.

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    Contrary to popular misconceptions, we’re not all racist!

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    Not all of us like country music, but plenty of us do.

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    Forget wheaties! Grits are the breakfast of champions!

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    The South is just as culturally rich and diverse as other regions in the United States.

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    Not everyone in the South is politically conservative.

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    And we don't all rock camouflage and Confederate flags all the time.

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    If you’re wondering why we love sweet tea so much, try a sip! Y’all are gonna love it, we promise!

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    We don’t ride horses to school or work, although that would be pretty awesome!

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    Football is more than a sport to us. It’s a lifestyle! It’s a religion!

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    In fact, our tailgating consists of dressing up in our best attire and celebrating our team’s legacy and tradition.

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    The term “bless your heart” might seem sweet, but it means something totally different to a Southern lady.

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    For us Southerners, barbecue isn’t just throwing some meat on the grill…

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    It means slow cooking and perfecting it for hours then arguing about which state does it best.

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    We refer to all soda as “Coke” even if it isn’t Coca-Cola.

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    No matter where our lives take us, our hearts will always live in the South!

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