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Things my Southern mama taught me

The excerpt below is from a column about mom-shaming that appeared on It’s a Southern Thing last week. Click here to read the full column now, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. When I picture my mother, she is smiling. Always. I don’t know whether it’s because that’s how she looked… Continue reading Things my Southern mama taught me

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Only your mama n’im should be allowed to mom-shame

The excerpt below is from a column about mom-shaming that appeared on It's a Southern Thing last week. Click here to read the full column now, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. I am feeling pretty sorry for Pink right about now. I know what you’re thinking – why should I… Continue reading Only your mama n’im should be allowed to mom-shame

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Whoever is leaving random bowls of mashed potatoes in Mississippi … call me

This is an excerpt of "Whoever is leaving random bowls of mashed potatoes in Mississippi … call me," this week's column on SouthernThing.com. To read the full column now, click here, or click the link at the bottom of the excerpt. An anonymous benefactor in Mississippi is being labeled as mysterious and odd but I… Continue reading Whoever is leaving random bowls of mashed potatoes in Mississippi … call me

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How do you say ‘Vienna’ sausage? We have our own way in the South

This week's column on how to pronounce "Vienna sausage"is excerpted below. To read the full column on SouthernThing.com, click here, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. I was an adult when I realized that Vienna sausages were named for the famous city in Austria. You know, Vee-in-ah. That’s because, as a… Continue reading How do you say ‘Vienna’ sausage? We have our own way in the South

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‘Ma’am’ and ‘sir’ offensive? We have a politeness crisis, y’all

The excerpt below is from a column that originated on It's a Southern Thing. Click the link at the bottom to read the full column or go ahead and click here now. Southerners, we have a problem. There are people in the world who are telling us we shouldn’t call people “ma’am” and “sir,” which… Continue reading ‘Ma’am’ and ‘sir’ offensive? We have a politeness crisis, y’all