This file has Southern and Redneck humor. If you are offended by that type of humor you won't enjoy this file. For things related to a particular state see the Specific Destinations file.
Because of the climate of political correctness now pervading America, Kentuckians, Tennesseeans and West Virginians will no longer be referred to as "Hillbillies". You must now refer to them as Appalachian-Americans.
Tips for Northerners Moving South
- Save all manner of bacon grease. You will be instructed later how to use it.
- After five years you will still hear, "You ain't from 'round here, are ya?"
- If you forget a Southerner's name, refer to him (or her) as "Bubba". You have a 75 percent chance of being right.
- Just because you can drive on snow and ice does not mean we can. Stay home the two days of the year it snows.
- If you do run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in the cab of a four-wheel drive pickup with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them. Just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.
- If it can't be fried in bacon grease, it ain't worth cooking, let alone eating.
- Remember: "Y'all" is singular. "All y'all" is plural. "All y'all's" is plural possessive.
- People walk slower here.
- Don't be worried that you don't understand anyone. They don't understand you either.
- The first Southern expression to creep into a transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective "Big ol'", as in "big ol' truck" or "big ol' boy". Eighty-five percent begin their new southern influenced dialect with this expression. One hundred percent are in denial about it.
- The proper pronunciation you learned in school is no longer proper.
- Be advised: The "he needed killin'" defense is still valid here.
- If attending a funeral in the South, remember, we stay until the last shovel of dirt is thrown on and the tent is torn down.
- Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store.
- If you hear a Southerner exclaim, "Hey, y'all, watch this!" stay out of his way. These might be the last words he will ever say.
- Most Southerners do not use turn signals, and they ignore those who do. In fact, if you see a signal blinking on a car with a southern license plate, you may rest assured that it was on when the car was purchased.
- If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the most minuscule accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store. It does not matter if you need anything from the store, it is just something you're supposed to do.
- Satellite dishes are very popular in the South. When you purchase one it is to be positioned directly in front of your trailer. This is logical bearing in mind that the dish cost considerably more than the trailer and should, therefore, be displayed.
- As you are cursing the person driving 15 MPH in a 55 three zone, directly in the middle of the road, remember, many folks learned to drive on a model of vehicle known as John Deere, and this is the proper speed and lane position for the vehicle.
- You can ask a Southerner for directions, but unless you already know the positions of key hills, trees and rocks, you're better off trying to find it yourself.
Only a Southerner...
- believes that everyone needs two first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean, etc.
- knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't 'have' them, you 'pitch' them.
- knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up 'a mess'.
- can show or point out to you the general direction of 'yonder'.
- knows exactly how long 'directly' is, as in: 'Gone to town, be back directly'
- knows exactly when 'by and by' is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
- knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If it's a real crisis, they also know to add a large peach cobbler!
- knows the difference between 'right near' and 'a right far piece'. They also know that 'just down the road' can be one mile--or twenty.
- knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,"Bless her heart" and go on your way.
- knows that tornadoes and Southerners going through a divorce have a lot in common. In either case, someone's going to lose a trailer.
- Southern girls know bad manners when they see them:
- Drinking straight out of a can
- Not sending thank you notes
- Velvet after February
- White shoes before Easter or after Labor Day
- Southern girls know the three types of school:
- Southern girls appreciate their natural assets:
- Dewy skin
- A winning smile
- That unforgettable Southern drawl
- Southern girls know their manners:
- "Yes, ma'am"
- "Yes, sir"
- "Why, no, Billy!"
- Southern girls have a distinct way with fond expressions:
- "Y'all come back!"
- "Well, bless your heart."
- "Drop by when you can."
- "How's your mother?"
- "Love your hair."
- Southern girls know their summer weather report:
- Southern girls know their three R's:
- Southern girls know their vacation spots:
- The Beach
- The Beach
- The Beach
- Southern girls know the joys of June, July, and August:
- Summer tans
- Wide brimmed hats
- Strapless sun dresses
- Southern girls know everybody's first name:
- Southern girls know the movies that speak to their hearts:
- Gone With the Wind
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Driving Miss Daisy
- Steel Magnolias
- Southern girls know their religions:
- Southern girls know the seasons:
- Spring Training
- Southern girls know their country breakfasts:
- Redeye gravy
- Country ham
- Mouth watering homemade biscuits
- Southern girls know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
- New Orleans
- Southern girls know their elegant gentlemen:
- Men in uniform
- Men in tuxedos
- Rhett Butler, of course
- Southern girls know their prime real estate:
- The Mall
- The Country Club
- The Beauty Salon
- Southern girls can teach anyone to flirt:
- Slowly lower your eyelashes
- Listen carefully to everything he says
- Speak r-e-a-l slow
- Southern girls know the three deadly sins:
- Bad hair
- Bad manners
- Bad blind dates
A Southern gentleman had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it.
Then he got back in the car to wait for help.
A northerner studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was.
The man replied,"I have a flat tire."
The passerby asked, "But what's with the flowers?"
The man responded, "When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back! I never did understand it either."
Quotes and Humor
- Hillbilly Hairdryer: Blow up a ballon, place near hair, squeeze to deflate.
- Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are forevah!
- A southerner is quick on the drawl
- An Arkansas State Trooper pulled over a pickup on 1-40. The trooper asked "Got any ID?"
The driver replied, "Bout whut?"
- What's the difference between a southern zoo and a northern zoo?
A southern zoo has a description of the animal on the front of the cage...along with a recipe.
- What's the difference between a northern fairy tale and a southern fairy tale?
A northern fairy tale begins "Once upon a time..." A southern fairy tale begins "Y'all ain't gonna believe this crap."
Drinking? Not Us!
One day, two rednecks named Bubba and Earl were driving down the road, drinking a couple of Buds. The passenger, Bubba, said "Lookey thar up ahead Earl, it's a po-leece roadblock! We're gonna get busted fer drinkin' these here beers!"
"Don't worry Bubba," Earl said. "We'll just pull over and finish drinkin' these beers, peel off the label and stick it on our foreheads, then throw the bottles under the seat."
"What fer?" asked Bubba.
"Just let me do the talkin', okay?" said Earl. They finished their beers, threw the empty bottles under the seat and slapped the labels on their foreheads.
When they reached the roadblock, the sheriff said, "Have you boys been drinking?"
"No sir," said Earl, "we're on the patch."
Not to be out done by Ebonics in California, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is Requesting Billions of Federal Dollars to teach Y'All-bonics in all classrooms south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Included here are some samples of Y'All-bonics. If you do not understand any of them, contact your closest Southern Bubba for an explanation . . .
- HEIDI - (noun) - Greeting.
- HIRE YEW - Complete sentence. Remainder of greeting.
Usage "Heidi, Hire yew?"
- BARD - (verb) - Past tense of the infinitive "to borrow."
Usage "My brother bard my pickup truck."
- JAWJUH - (noun) - The state north of Florida. Capitol is Atlanner.
Usage "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck."
- BAMMER - (noun) - The state west of Jawjuh. Capitol is Berminhayum.
Usage "A tornader jes went through 'Bammer an' left $20,000,000 in improvements."
- MUNTS - (noun) - A calendar division.
Usage "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I ain't herd from him in munts."
- THANK - (verb) - Cognitive process.
Usage "Ah thank ah'll have a bare."
- BARE - (noun) - An alcoholic beverage made of barley, hops, and yeast.
Usage "Ah thank ah'll have a bare."
- IGNERT - (adjective) - Not smart. See "Arkansas native."
Usage "Them bammer boys sure are ignert!"
- RANCH - (noun) - A tool used for tight'nin' bolts.
Usage "I thank I left my ranch in that pickup truck my brother from Jawjuh bard a few munts ago."
- ALL - (noun) - A petroleum-based lubricant.
Usage "I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup truck."
- FAR - (noun) - A conflagration.
Usage "If my brother from Jawjuh don't change the all in my pickup truck, that thing's gonna catch far."
- TAR - (noun) - A rubber wheel.
Usage "Gee, I hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh don't git a flat tar in my pickup truck."
- TIRE - (noun) - A tall monument.
Usage "Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, sure hope to see that Eiffel Tire in Pars sometime."
- RETARD - (verb) - To stop working.
Usage "My grampaw retard at age 65."
- DID - (adjective). Not alive.
Usage: "He's did, Jim."
- FAT - (noun), (verb) - a battle or combat; to engage in battle or combat.
Usage "You younguns keep fat'n, n' ah'm gonna whup y'uh."
- RATS - (noun) - Entitled power or privilege.
Usage "We Southerners are willin' to fat for are rats."
- CHEER - (adverb) In this place.
Usage "Just set that bare rat 'cheer."
- FARN - (adjective) - Not domestic.
Usage "I cuddint unnerstand a wurd he sed.. must be from some farn country."
- ARE - (noun) - A colorless, odorless gas; Oxygen.
Usage "He cain't breathe..give 'im some ARE!"
- BOB WAR - (noun) - A sharp, twisted cable.
Usage "Boy, stay away from that bob war fence."
- JU HEER - (noun) and (verb) contraction.
Usage "Ju heer that my brother from Jawjuh got a job with that bob war fence cump'ny?"
- HAZE - a contraction.
Usage "Is Bubba smart?" "Nah..haze ignert. He ain't thanked but a minnit n'is laf."
- SEED - (verb) - past tense of "to see".
- VEW - contraction (verb) and pronoun.
Usage "I ain't never seed New York City.. ' vew?"
- GUBMINT - (noun) - A bureaucratic institution.
Usage "Them gubmint boys shore is ignert."
You Might be a Redneck if...
- Your local ambulance has a trailer hitch.
- You watch cartoons long after your kids get bored.
- You think the French Riviera is a foreign car.
- You think you are an entrepreneur because of the 'Dirt for Sale' sign in the front yard.
- You're still scalping tickets after the concert is over.
- You don't think Jeff's Foxworthy's jokes are funny.
- Every time you see a road sign that says 'DIP' you reach in your back pocket.
- You've ever had Thanksgiving dinner on a ping-pong table.
Naked in repose
Silvery silhouette girls
Adorn my mud flaps.
Carl's ex-wife Tammy files for
And cyclone fence keep me from
My El Camino.
Redneck 12th Grade Reading Test
|MR Ducks||MR Snakes
||MR Mice||MR Farmers|
|MR Knot||MR Knot
||MR Knot||MR Knot|
|CM Wangs||CM BDI's
||CMEDBD Feet||CMMT Pockets|
|MR Ducks||MR Snakes
||MR Mice||MR Farmers|
The latest plan to drive the Taliban and Al Qaeda out of the mountains of Afghanistan is to send in team of Redneck Special Forces (USRSF). Billy Bob, Bubba, Boo and Cooter are being sent in with the following information about the Taliban.
1) The season opened last weekend
2) There is no limit
3) They taste just like chicken
4) They don't like pickup trucks, country music or Jesus
5) Some of them are queer
6) They don't like beer or barbecue
7) They were responsible for Dale Earnhardt's death
It should be over in about a week.
Songs about the South
- Anything Southbound - Lonesome Standard Time (1995)
- Drive South - Suzy Bogguss (1992)
- First Train Headin' South - Johnny Horton (1952)
- Headin' South - The Boys from Indiana (1980)
- Highway Headin' South - Porter Wagoner (1974)
- I Hear the South Callin' Me - Hank Thompson (1979)
- If the South Woulda Won - Hank Williams, Jr. (1988)
- Man from the South - Susan Howe (2004)
- My Window Faces the South - J. D. Crowe and the New South (1978)
- Northern Skies, Southern Blues - Stefan Grossman and Duck Baker (1997)
- Roses From the South - Andre Rieu (2005)
- Small-Town Southern Man - Alan Jackson (2007)
- South's Gonna Do it Again, The - Charlie Daniels Band (1974)
- Sunday in the South - Shenandoah (1989)
- Southern Belle - The Marshall Tucker Band (1998)
- Southern Breeze, A - Les Taylor (1990)
- Southern by the Grace of God - Lonesome Standard Time (2004)
- Southern Fried Chicken - Hank Penny (1956)
- Southern Girl - Maze (1980)
- Southern Moon - Rich Kirch and Billy C. Farlow (2005)
- Southern Nights - Glen Campbell (1977)
- Southern Rain - Mel Tillis (1981)
- Southern Roses - Waltz the Symphony (2006)
- Southern Star - Alabama (1990)
- Southern Woman - The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)
- That's What I Like about the South - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (1975)
- When it's Sleepy Time Down South - Louis Armstrong (1952)
- Where Southern Roses Climb - Cliff Carlisle (1931)