Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mason Dixon Thursday

Yesterday one of my education classes took a trip to our Assistive Technology lab. This lab is full of equipment that is made to aid students with special needs. One piece of technology we were looking at as a class was a voice to text transmitter for students who may be able to speak but not write. Basically you talk and this machine type out what you are saying. We all thought it was pretty neat and were trying it out as a class. When it got to a guy who is from the North and has a very distinct accent we were curious to see if it picked up on some of his words. He said the sentence "Can I get a cup of coffee and a hotdog." With coffee and hotdog being pronounced very distinctly in his accent the machine didn't pick up on it at all. We all got a good laugh out of it and moved on. It got me thinking though about the differences of culture above and below the Mason Dixon line. I have a deep love for all things southern; too much love to share in just one blog post. So.. this will be number one of

I love the southern drawl and sayings you find below the Mason Dixon.

If you didn't know what I was talking about, now you should..

More than just a southern drawl you also have to understand the lingo. 

"What in the sam hill is that?!"
"She can't help she was born with hair like that, bless her heart."
"You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip"
"I near 'bout broke my ankle in those shoes"
"yall" -enough said
"Don't count your chickens till they hatch"
"He's a good ol' boy"

Any southern sayings I missed? Have a good day yall!


  1. I am LOVING this post!!! I am a lover of all things southern from our sayings, to mason jars, and of course bojangles and sweet tea ;)

  2. I love this post so much! My mother loves the movie and I often hear it in the background at home. It also reminds me of my grandmother, because a good southern woman and I have heard her say all of the sayings above. She always says out of disbelief or being tired, "my land." I smile every time I hear her say that.

  3. i'm not just from the north...i'm from canada! a whole other species :) although i really love the word 'y'all' (and the south in general) and love when i'm seeing my grandpa in the south, because it's the perfect excuse to say y'all and not get funny looks!


Sweet Thoughts(: