There are some things in life that can only be learned once you cross the Mason-Dixon line and find yourself on the greatest place in America; The South.
1. Iced tea
It's sweet. And I'm not talking about a little sweet, I'm talking tons of sugar sweet. Even if you don't like sweet tea like me (I know it's weird), you still have to know how to make good sweet tea, which I do.
Y'all. For most of my life I refused to use this word because I thought I would sound like a hick, but one day I did and it changed my life forever. Now if I tried to stop saying y'all, I probably couldn't. It's the perfect word.
Hair is one of a southern woman's most prized possessions. I'm extremely protective of my hair, I have worked long and hard to get it to where it is today. And when it comes to hair, the bigger the better. You know what they say, the higher the hair, the closer to heaven. Just look at Dolly.
Every good southern person has one, or a whole collection, and has one with them the majority of the time. How else are you supposed to keep your beer cold?
There is nothing else in the world like humidity in the South. If you have been standing outside for five minutes and already feel all hot and sticky, you know you've made it.
You have not had real barbecue unless you've had it in the South, and the best comes from little run-down, hole in the wall, family run restaurants. That's that.
Cowboy boots, they're a way of life for most people, and appropriate for almost any occasion.
8. Two Seasons
We have hot and cold. Spring and fall basically just don't exist.
Football games are an all day event, and tailgates are nothing like you've ever seen before.
People that have so much pride for the South, America, anything they've ever fought for, and everything red, white, and blue.