You Might Be A Little Country If You Say Any Of These 9 Phrases

You Might Be A Little Country If You Say Any Of These 9 Phrases

You might be more Southern than you think.

"Bro," "Whats crackin'," "What's up fam," "Lit," "Howdy," "Y'all," and the list goes on.

America is full of diversity, different cultures, and people from all around the world. From California to Southern Florida and back around again, these phrases are used by people who are country folk at heart. If you say any of these 9 phrases, you may just be a little country.

1. Yee Yee

You say this when you are fixin' to do something that you want people to pay attention to, typically something risky. Yee yee is also a synonym of "yeehaw."

2. Fixin'

It's just how we say "getting ready to." You could say "I'm fixin' to go get some food" or something along those lines.

3. As all get out

There are a number of "all get outs." You can be excited as all get out, mad as all get out, sappy as all get out, etc. As you see here, Pooh is excited as all get out to eat dinner.

4. Bless your heart

When someone does something with sincerity, like mowing an old man's grass because they saw that he was struggling to do it himself. It can also be said when someone says something that's a little goofy or silly.

5. I Reckon

Simply another way to say "I believe" or "I guess."

6. She's as pretty as a peach

"There's nothing prettier than a warm day picking peaches in the sunshine." It's a great compliment to receive, it means you're good looking.

7. Too big for his britches

Someone who is pretty doggone full of themselves. If a person is too big for his britches he is often cocky, and egotistical.

8. Hush up

Just another way to say "shut up" without it sounding so edgy.

9. Plum wore out

You can say you're plum wore out when you worked a 12-hour shift outside in the 90 degrees weather, and you're ready to hit the hay. (Hit the hay means go to bed, in case you didn't know.)

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The Basics Of Hygge, To Help You Get Your Groove On

We are VERY overdue for a cozy intervention!

Hygge What is it?

A term you’ve probably seen plastered over countless Pinterest boards and featured in this New Yorker article, “hygge, (pronounced hoo-guh) is a Danish term used to explain the feeling of contentment, well-being, and coziness. Though it has no true English translation, it’s gained massive popularity over the past few years.

Winter is the most hygge time of the year. This concept is all about the warm and fuzzy side of life: cozy slippers, roaring fireplaces, and soft blankets. But it’s so much more than that. It can be found in a cup of tea, while sitting with loved ones, or inside the crackling of a candle wick.

Adding warmth to your life is simpler than you think. I wrote this hygge-inspired article for an introduction to sprucing up your bedroom. If you want to make any space a bit cozier and content, add fuzzy pillows, soft rugs, softly dimmed string lights, and a couple of close friends (or your pet!).

Most importantly, hygge focuses on the present. Today, we’re drowning under a siege of notifications and it seems that our surrounding technology is inescapable. “But what about my followers?” Uhh, do you remember your real friends? As much as our lives do center around technology, we’re doing nothing but good when we take a break from technology. Put down the phone, power down your laptop, and enter the present. Curl up with a good book by the fire. Go to dinner with your family. Have a tech-free game night. Little things throughout the day can make you feel more connected without feeling like you NEED your phone.

This warm and fuzzy concept isn’t new, but platforms like Pinterest and Facebook have made it more accessible to the masses.

With so many holistic concepts like natural medicine and clean eating entering the mainstream, it’s no wonder that this Danish concept has gained so much popularity. It’s almost as is society is reverting back to a simpler time, which in my opinion, can do nothing but good.

Hygge helps us stay present, centered, and focused so that we can advance and better ourselves without forgetting the things that really matter. It’s so much more than blankets and lights.

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28 Things To Write About When You Don't Know What To Write About

Because writers block happens

So it's probably no surprise to anyone that sometimes a writer has no thoughts on what to write about. This week was one of those weeks for me. So this is what I came up with for this weeks article a nice list of things that can be written about when people aren't sure what to write about.

1. Your family

2. Your significant other

3. Why you love your major

4. Why you love your minor

5. Your best friend

6. Your ex-best friend

7. Your fur baby

8. A letter to the one that got away

9. A class that you love

10. A letter to the teacher/professor that changed your life.

11. Tattoo's

12. Your job

13. What you want your future to look like

14. Life lessons that your mom taught you

15. Your hate for the modern dating scene

16. Thoughts that you have going into a new semester

17. Thoughts you have as you're about to move into your first apartment

18. Student clubs

19. Why it's important to have an organized planner

20. Reasons to eat better

21. Thoughts that you have after getting a Fitbit

22. Pet peeves

23. Why you think your letter to Hogwarts is still coming

24. Your hate for men that aren't truthful from the start on what they want

25. Why it's important to have really good friends in your life.

26. Netflix shows worth binge-watching

27. Books worth reading

28. Thoughts on things happening in the world

Hopefully next time you or I have a hard time coming up with something to write about this list will help us even if we don't use something on this list maybe it will spark something else that you can write about.

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