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20 Things Northerners Should Know About Southerners

20. We say “yes ma’am” and “yessir” out of respect and habit; we are not calling you old.

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19. Putting sugar in your tea does not make it SWEET TEA.

Visit a southern restaurant with sugar syrup on the table and you will understand.

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Tumblr/Mericamade

18. Not all of us are big-haired, rhinestone wearing folk.

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17.  We are waving hello to you in your car, not flipping you off. Wave back!

16. Road rage won’t work with combine tractors, you have to learn to relax and enjoy the slow drive.

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Smalltownthings.com

15. Talking slow doesn’t mean we are dumb, we just think things through things while we speak.

14. Just because it is the South, doesn’t mean it doesn’t get cold or snow in the winter.

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13. …And we will never learn how to handle it.

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12. We give directions by landmarks. Don’t expect us to give you exit numbers and road sign directions.

11. Growing up country means we are hardworking – not hillbilly.

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10. Up the road likely means a 30-minute drive.

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Flickr/Jason Bechtel

9. When you can’t find liquor at the grocery store, we feel your pain.

8. Bless your heart is a term of endearment.

…not really

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7. The local gas station is a common place to hang out and people-watch.

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6. Anyone and everyone are welcome at our backyard parties.

The more the merrier!

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5. Youse = Y’all, Youse Guys = All Y’all

4. This is muddin’.

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3. Cowboy boots are a necessity, not just an accessory.

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2. We believe it’s never too early to start raising a gentleman.

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1. We have city folks down here too!

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