I am and adopted Southerner. This list pretty much nails it for those wanting to be polite or appreciate the South.

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  • Chet_Manly

    Chet_Manly 8 years, 10 months ago

    I enjoy lists and perspectives but I'll comment because a good southern guy doesn't have a problem politely making his thoughts known.
    (I welcome anyone to edit/improve my thoughts)
    1. While I have a "momma" who raised me & I love and appreciate her, I married my "babydoll" ...but perhaps that is semantics. (I get what he is saying)
    2. I would change the "chili recipe" to just something that a man can make and believes it to be superior to all others... Or in my case, a few things.
    3. A southern man must have a college football loyalty and an explanation of said loyalty...and be knowledgable of said teams upcoming season no matter how bad that team might be.
    4. I'd say a good pocket knife ranks higher than a few items that he listed. Everyone I know has one and has an opinion on them in general.
    5. A deep appreciation for family: the one God gave you or the one you make.

    I whole heartedly agree with the truck and especially with the good manners....always.
    While living in Ohio, I found these things to be just as relevant...not as much while I was in northern CA, but it wasn't as bad as I had expected.