Southern Thing Column

Here’s what Dolly Parton is like in person

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. Wouldn’t life be so much more fun if Dolly Parton were president? I’m pretty sure every day would be like Christmas – and not the hard-candy kind, if I had to… Continue reading Here’s what Dolly Parton is like in person

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Turns out, it's not illegal to end a sentence with a preposition. Someone was just messing around

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. It really jars my preserves to hear someone say, "Where are you at?" Or worse, "Where you at?" As an English major who has spent a career writing, I have to… Continue reading Turns out, it's not illegal to end a sentence with a preposition. Someone was just messing around

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Forget putting tongues on flagpoles; this is a Southern kid’s triple-dog dare

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. https://youtu.be/NigyrT7nLBQ Y'all, a whole bunch of elementary-school kids in Minnesota got their tongues stuck to flagpoles last week. Apparently, after being triple-dog dared, the young'uns managed to shake their playground monitors in… Continue reading Forget putting tongues on flagpoles; this is a Southern kid’s triple-dog dare

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Alligators are getting a little too big for their britches and here’s why

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. Some people claim Florida is weird. I think it is a perfectly lovely state where the wildlife just happens to be smarter than the rest of us. Settle down. I’m not insulting… Continue reading Alligators are getting a little too big for their britches and here’s why

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Thankful for Channing Tatum and elastic waistbands

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. In the halcyon days after we've successfully navigated the dizzying switch from Halloween to Hallmark, it's time for humor columnists everywhere to take a step back from snark and try to bring… Continue reading Thankful for Channing Tatum and elastic waistbands