20 Things You'll Only Understand By Growing Up in the South

Growing up in the South is tough . . . but it's also a blessing. Here are 20 things you'll only understand by growing up in the South.

  1. 1

    You've Mastered this Game While Waiting for Food at Cracker Barrel

  2. 2

    A Trip to Wal-Mart is a Perfectly Acceptable Way to Spend a Sunday Afternoon

    After dinner with the family, it's time to hit up the local Wal-Mart for some leisurely shopping.

  3. 3

    It's Sweet Tea or No Tea

    It also tastes best out of a mason jar.

  4. 4

    Sometimes People Will Not Understand Your Accent

    And that's quite fine . . . however there have been many times I wish I could get closed captioning added in my life. (There are actually companies that do this here : http://bit.ly/captionclosed)

  5. 5

    Your Family has a Favorite Barbecue Join

    And would absolutely disown you if you ever cheated on it with another joint.

  6. 6

    Nearly Every Injury is Preceded with "Hold My Beer"

    With a few beers and the encouragement of your friends, anything involving a pickup truck seems like a great idea.

  7. 7

    You Know and Respect the Snow

    When it comes to driving, we're just not great at doing it on the snow.

  8. 8

    There's No Need to Always be in a Rush

    Take your time, enjoy the scenery.

  9. 9

    It's Cheese Grits or Shrimp and Grits

    No other types of grits exist. If they do, they shouldn't.

  10. 10

    Yes Ma'am and Yessir are a Habit

    You can try to correct us all you want but it will likely never happen.

  11. 11

    A Two Lane Road and a Tractor is a Legitimate Traffic Jam

    I've had to use this excuse as to why I was late for school many times. And it worked every time since half the students also took that road to school.

  12. 12

    There's Only One Real Mayonnaise

    Miracle Whip in my potato salad? No thanks.

  13. 13

    You Honestly Believe Sun Drop and Cheerwine Tastes Better from the Bottle

  14. 14

    Any Dark Colored Caffeinated Beverage (That's Not Mr. Pibb or Dr. Pepper) = A Coke

    Pepsi? RC Cola? It really doesn't matter. They're all "Cokes" in the South.

  15. 15

    As a Child this was your Idea of a Perfect Sunday Dinner. In your 20's it's your Idea of the Perfect Hangover Cure.

  16. 16

    Muscadine Wine Pairs Well with Any Food

    Red with meat? White with fish? None of those rules apply when it comes to your Southern wines.

  17. 17

    Biscuits are an Acceptable Side Dish for any Meal

    No matter what type of meal it is, it can always be enhanced with some made from scratch biscuits.

  18. 18

    Persimmon Puddin' is a Delicacy

    You wait all year for the persimmon's to fall from the tree and when they do . . . you know what that means.

  19. 19

    A Good Gravy ALWAYS Includes Sausage

  20. 20

    Every Porch Needs a Set of Rocking Chairs

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