I am a southern girl through and through. I was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which is about an hour from Nashville give or take. I grew up in a small town called Woodbury, Tennessee. I left my home in 1999 to move with my Mom back to her hometown Uxbridge, Massachusetts. I lived there for 7 years, and in Boston; moved to Maine in 2005 for a radio job, and haven't left since. So, when you hear my accent on the radio, it is VERY real. It gets even worse when I listen to fellow southerns singing country music. We received a Facebook message from a listener recently, accusing my accent of being fake. When I read that, I laughed so hard, and shared it with the staff here. So, I figured I might as well introduce you to some of the basic southern sayings, to understand my language. And, feel free to pick them up, and use them in your northern language! LOL

  • I don't say 'you guys', because southerns say 'Ya'll' We also use 'All ya'll' for 5 or more people.
  • Stuff in the south is not 'broken', it is 'tore up'
  • Southerns don't get treated 'unfairly'. We say 'I got the short end of the stick'.
  • We don't change the channel with a 'remote'. We use a 'clicker'
  • Southern people don't 'take themselves too seriously'. We are just 'too big for our own britches'.
  • When you order a 'Coke' in the south, we don't hand you a 'Coca-Cola'. We ask you what kind of coke you want to drink.
  • We aren't 'about to' do something, we are 'fixin' to do something.
  • We don't 'suppose' anything, we 'reckon'.
  • People from the south don't eat 'dinner', we eat 'supper'.