Items northerners won't need if they move south

United States
May 4, 2017 8:49am CST
The south is full of northerners...and more 'Yankees' move south every day. But some of them don't have a clue what they don't need to bring with them. Here are some things they don't need in Dixie: * Snow blower, snow shovel, snow tires * Snow boots, skies, sleds * Heavy winter clothing, gloves, mittens, insulated socks In case of a snowfall of 1 or 2 inches you can sled down a hill using cardboard or the lid to a trash can. But it doesn't happen often. But there is one thing that Yankees should leave up north for sure and that is ..... * The letter 'g' Yes, down south: They don't go shopping They go shoppin' They don't go fishing They go fishin' They don't spend time mowing the yard They spend time mowin' it In the south they save the letter 'g'. I am not sure what they are savin' it for. I have been here 16 years and I still use that letter....just sayin' Photo from Pixabay
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@FourWalls (12919)
• United States
4 May 17
And a grammar lesson: "Y'all" is singular "All y'all" is plural "All y'all's" is plural possessive. (I actually have a t-shirt that says that!) Thanks for makin' my day!
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• United States
4 May 17
LOL - y'all are welcome!
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@moffittjc (41217)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 May 17
That is hilarious! And so totally true!
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@JudyEv (118705)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
I want a shirt like yours! We don't use y'all here. Some say 'yous fellows' or 'yous blokes'.
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@Courtlynn (66735)
• United States
4 May 17
I would also bring thick clothes for "winter" in the south but thats just to be safe not sorry. Cause you never know when things will change.
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• United States
4 May 17
We get a few days of cold, but I'm not outside walking around in that weather so I don't need bulky clothes. I never wear sweaters, they are too hot for me.
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@andriaperry (46332)
• United States
4 May 17
You should only bring a few outfits and not a wardrobe because last winter I did not unpack any winter clothes.
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@Courtlynn (66735)
• United States
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill I'd probably be out side more. Down south than up here in the very cold.
@rebelann (38863)
• El Paso, Texas
4 May 17
weeez been invaded??? Oh, I have a snow shuvel, it's great for movin the sand on the top of the yard around. And uh, I'm not in the tropical south, I'm in the desert south. Those of us raised in the south really need those heavy duty winter clothes in case it drops down to 27 or so in the winter weeks durin the day ..... mines is still in storage cuz we didn't get that cold this year, butt I am prepared I got myself one of them snow blowers .... I think, maybe its a leaf blower .... anywhoo I use it to blow trash into a pile after one of them sandstorms we get, trouble is my xtention cord is too short so I can't use it right now, all the trash is along the northeast fence line along with a whole lotta gnats or somethin, damn things sting/bite the crud outta me so I'm waitin til it's hot enough to make em go away.
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• United States
4 May 17
My south is east of your south LOL! But I will admit when we get two inches of snow my husband uses the kitchen broom. We have light-weight winter coats and my gloves/scarf etc are in a storage bin in case hell freezes over!
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@rebelann (38863)
• El Paso, Texas
4 May 17
See, you're still a yankee @AbbyGreenhill you're used to really cold winters so when we get what we think is cold you're running round in light weight shirts, pants, dresses and sandals. I see it all the time on base, it's so easy to pick out the yankees
• United States
4 May 17
@rebelann First of all I don't wear dresses or sandals. I dress according to how cold or hot I am, not according to how others dress. If you drive thru TN you will see natives who hardly own a warm coat - they are the ones running around in shorts and sandals in 20 degrees not me. You wouldn't know me if you walked right into me! I am happy to be a Yankee -
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@LeaPea2417 (19115)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 May 17
Lots of Southerners drop the "r" on the end of some words for example the main word I think of right now is "sugar". They will say "suga".
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• United States
4 May 17
Each southern state and areas within each state have different 'accents'...GA is much heavier accent than TN, yet I know several who were born and raised in TN and have no accent at all. But I get the 'suga' thing, I think Paula Deen does a lot of that.
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@LeaPea2417 (19115)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, she does and one of my Mom's good friends who was born and raised in Georgia said it a lot.
• United States
4 May 17
@LeaPea2417 I love Paula's accent although I do think she puts it on to a degree!
@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 17
Not to have snow. How weird.
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• United States
4 May 17
We moved here for no snow....its not weird its wonderful.
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@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill ......I like to have all the seasons.
• United States
4 May 17
@celticeagle We have four seasons. We just don't get much (if any) snow. The photo is one of our huge snow storms - melted later that day.
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@LadyDuck (147310)
• Switzerland
4 May 17
This is funny, we had snow in Florida one February. I have to say we did not expect and we were not at all prepared to that. It was freezing cold and the hotel did not even had heating.
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• United States
4 May 17
We get a little cold and a few inches of snow maybe once a winter....but it doesn't last long.
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@LadyDuck (147310)
• Switzerland
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill If I remember well the snow only lasted one day, enough to teach me the lesson to always bring something warm, even to go to the Caribbean.
• United States
4 May 17
@LadyDuck I don't even unpack the winter sweaters any longer...I hardly wore them...they are too warm since I'm so hot blooded.
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• Banks, Oregon
4 May 17
I think the only time you hear the letter G is when they praise God Almighty!
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• United States
4 May 17
OK, well, that's putting the G first LOL!
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• Banks, Oregon
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yes it is LOL
• United States
4 May 17
@chrissbergstrom that one is a freebie
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@JudyEv (118705)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
Excellent advice I'm sure!
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• United States
4 May 17
Some will take it as what is is worth - just fun!
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@JudyEv (118705)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill We save on g's sometimes too. And many of us, particularly the young ones, save all the 'have's'. So they use 'could of, should of, might of', etc.
@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
5 May 17
Lol my wife's a Yankee! I always called her my spoiled city princess. Ms. Damit I broke a nail is now a wood splitting,fish cleaning diyer. Before it was I'm going to call McDonald's for delivery hahaha.
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• United States
5 May 17
I am not a spoiled city princess by any means, we've lived in the country in the south long enough to cure that! I don't split wood, hate wood fires, and we do only catch and release fishing in our pond. I don't touch the worm, not my job
@andriaperry (46332)
• United States
4 May 17
We save it for "Get`er done!"
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• United States
4 May 17
To bad so many don't get it done.
@fishtiger58 (30379)
• Momence, Illinois
4 May 17
lol never realized they don't us g, but now that you mention it I can see that.
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• United States
4 May 17
When you hear it on TV or read it in local papers it's much more obvious.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
4 May 17
and what's that 'g'?
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@andriaperry (46332)
• United States
4 May 17
LOL, exactly?
@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 May 17
I lived in Nebraska most of my life and my English (verbiage) was text-book @AbbyGreenhill . Then I moved to Texas. It didn't take long before I started talkin' like the rest of 'em.
• United States
4 May 17
I will always speak 'good' (not perfect) English. I can hardly understand some of the locals, especially on the phone...I don't have a clue what they are saying.
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@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill I'm with you there. A lot of times I've had to say, "Can you say that again only in real English?"
• United States
4 May 17
@nanette64 AND is worse if they have a cig in their mouth !
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• United States
4 May 17
They also need to start emphasizing the word "it" in sentences, especially when "it" comes in the middle or towards the end of the sentence.
• United States
4 May 17
Not sure if t get what you mean with that one???
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• United States
5 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill For instance, a Northerner would say something like "I didn't do it, but I know who did.", while a Southerner would say something like "I didn't do it, but I know who did.". The emphasized word in the sentence is different. It might be a regional thing in the South, but I do know it is common in certain areas at least.
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• United States
5 May 17
@purplealabaster I get what you mean, but i notice more they put the emphasis on parts of words differently than northerners do. Insurance is one word - they emphasize 'in'. Or July, with emphasis on Ju.
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• United States
4 May 17
Being a Northerner I almost be willing to give up all that snow equipment as well as the letter "g" just not to have to deal with winter snow and cold. However, don't know if I want those tornado threats.
• United States
4 May 17
No tornado watch today!!!!
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• United States
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill that's good news
• United States
5 May 17
@Marilynda1225 There was a 2 percent change, but nothing happened...we did have strong storms about 9:30 so I was on edge.
@amadeo (61642)
• United States
4 May 17
well maybe not.But you never can tell what the weather will bring.Global warming is changing this.some odd places who never had snow had them.No The climate is changing.
• United States
4 May 17
Global warming means weather is getting warmer every year.
@amadeo (61642)
• United States
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill also changes in the weather.Never can tell.Of course I will not be around then.LOL
• United States
4 May 17
@amadeo I won't either LOL!
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 May 17
lol, when I moved from Oregon to Texas I sold my winter coat, and didn't need it for a couple of years, but eventually I did. Still a southern "winter" coat is NOT good for northern winters!
• United States
6 May 17
3 winters ago I didn't wear a winter coat until mid January...even then it isn't a real heavy coat..I don't hang around outside!
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill I now have to go out to recess with my 2 kiddos, and sometimes others in that class, they go outside unless it's like under 20 or windchill of 20 or something silly cold
@moffittjc (41217)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 May 17
Us Southerners also like to fix things too, apparently. We're always fixin' to go here, or fixin' to go there (and notice no g's! haha). There's a few other things Northerners need to know when they move here as well: 1. We say soda, not pop. Pop is what a balloon does when you prick it with a needle. Oh, and more specifically (and especially around the Atlanta area), every soda is referred to as "coke." 2. Northerners will have to trade in their weed whackers for weed eaters. In the south, we whack golf balls, not weeds (although I'm not sure why we like to eat them).
• United States
4 May 17
I am from Jersey and I always drank soda....Pop is not a Yankee term! Whacker or eater interchangeable...Like stuffing and dressing!!!
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@moffittjc (41217)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yeah, I think pop is more of a midwestern thing than a northern thing. But to us southerners, anything outside of the Mason-Dixon line is the North. We don't differentiate between northeast, midwest, etc. It's all just the North. haha
@maezee (31552)
• United States
5 May 17
Haha ! Interesting. And things southerners have to acquire when moving up north: a certain slow dialect where you emphasize the oooooo its always interesting to go elsewhere and hear these different accents all in the same country.
• United States
5 May 17
Yankees talk way faster than southerners - we just speak clearer and with a heavy yankee accent.
@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 May 17
We Southerners save our g's for good food, good friends, and good times.
• United States
5 May 17
Oh OK, that explains it.
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