6 Things Every Southern Girl's Mama Has Said
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6 Things Every Southern Girl's Mama Has Said

Your mama said it, or someone else's mama said it.

6 Things Every Southern Girl's Mama Has Said

We've got the hotter than Hades heat in the summers, cool falls for football season, and cold wet winters. You grow up listening to country singers on the radio and laying around at the lake in the summers. But, most importantly, southern women develop certain characteristics from an early age that you can't even deny as much as you try. We come from a matriarchal group of women, some you may be related to, and some not.

More than likely if you are a girl from the south, you have heard these six things from your mom, your grandma, and just about any other female you are in the presence of.

1. Y'all

"Y'all better pick up that trash!" "What time are y'all gonna be home? "Can't wait to see y'all!" You may not say this yourself every day, but you've probably caught yourself saying it at least once. Y'all seems to be a universal term that every girl in the south probably has in their vocabulary. Just watch, you'll catch yourself saying it right after you finish reading this article.

2. Put Some Color On!

This is one your mom probably hollers at you when you are late for something with friends or a date. You probably think you look okay, but then in one glance, your mother's mom vision decides you need to put on some more something, some more "color." A lot of the time in my house it's usually lipstick or eye shadow.

3. Bless (Her, His, Their) Heart

This is a big one because usually, you hear someone say this at least once a day wherever you happen to be. In line at Walmart from the little lady behind you, waiting at the dentist, everywhere. Let's be real, you've probably stood in your kitchen talking to the women in your family about Susie and her family drama, thinking to yourself about how you don't particularly like her, so rather than discussing why you don't like her, "bless her heart" is the only comment to the conversation. "Bless your heart," like "y'all," seems to be a universal term as well.

4. "Don't Be Ugly"

You probably remember hearing this phrase a lot when you were in junior high and high school, just before you were old enough to call your own shots. Most of the time, your mom had a look in her eyes when this came out of her mouth; the look that you know everything was about to hit the fan.It was probably what your mom said right before you stormed off and headed for your bedroom, slamming the door behind you. Chances are, you ended up grounded or getting in trouble pretty soon after the door slamming was over for doing just that.

5. "It'll all come out in the wash"

This one you've probably heard the women in your life tell you when you need advice. Sometimes growing up is hard, as is becoming an adult. Most of the time the women in your life can tell you that "it'll all come out in the wash," or if you don't know that phrase, that things usually work out and it's all going to be okay.

6. "Nothing good ever happens after midnight"

If we were honest with ourselves, college kids could probably relate to this one just as much as our high school selves. Nothing good does ever happen after midnight, mama is always right on this one. Maybe we should start taking this advice in College!

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