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You know that Pink Stuff your grandma makes for holiday meals? It has a real name

This excerpt is from a column on Grandma's Pink Stuff that was initially published on It's a Southern Thing (southernthing.com). The link at the end of the column will take you to the full column on the IAST site. Or go directly to the column now by clicking here. If I walked up to you… Continue reading You know that Pink Stuff your grandma makes for holiday meals? It has a real name

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What the British call ‘biscuit’ is no biscuit, y’all

This column on biscuits vs. biscuits originated on It’s a Southern Thing, one of the companies I write for. I post a portion of the column here and then give a link at the end to the full original column, or you can go straight to the full column now by clicking here now. There’s lots of other… Continue reading What the British call ‘biscuit’ is no biscuit, y’all

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You’re still Southern, even if those ‘you know you’re from the South if’ lists don’t describe you

This column originated on It's a Southern Thing, one of the companies I write for. I post a portion of the column here and then give a link at the end to the full original column, or you can go straight to the original by clicking here now. There's lots of other stuff to see… Continue reading You’re still Southern, even if those ‘you know you’re from the South if’ lists don’t describe you

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My grandma’s superpower: Knowing exactly what size container was needed for the leftovers

The column on my grandmother's superpowers was initially published on It's a Southern Thing. The link below takes you to the full column. My Grandmother Caldwell, Georgia born and bred, had many talents, not the least among them making biscuits that tasted like honey-laden pillows of yumminess. She knew exactly how many pinches of what… Continue reading My grandma’s superpower: Knowing exactly what size container was needed for the leftovers

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How the word ‘tacky’ originated in the South and how to use it properly

The following excerpt is from a column on the word "tacky" that originated on It's a Southern Thing. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column. You know that scene in the parody film "Serial Mom" where she kills someone for wearing white shoes after Labor Day? Remember when you knew people… Continue reading How the word ‘tacky’ originated in the South and how to use it properly