Y'all best be fixin' to be a grinnin' like a possum eatin' a sweet tater.
Southerners sure do have a way with words! Who needs simple and direct when you can color every conversation with Southern style. There seems to be a Southern saying for every occasion. Some are inspiring and uplifting while others have that biting tongue-in-cheek humor Southerners adore, and Bless Your Heart and Mind Your Mama brings together the best phrasin' south of the Mason Dixon. So sit back on yer bohunkus and dig into a collection of Southernisms that'll make you slap a knee and call your mama.
Polly Powers Stramm is a veteran journalist who has written and/or co-authored eight books. She is also a longtime newspaper reporter whose column "Polly's People" appears in the Savannah Morning News.