Monday, August 15, 2005

Deep in the Heart of Dixie

Watching Dharma and Greg...

So they were pretending to be southern in a NY store just for kicks when Greg (the lawyer) met a judge that takes a liking to them for bringing back great memories of when he lived in Knoxville! They keep pretending and then include both sets of parents when the judge brings over Al Gore...

They have to learn phrases like 'mom-n-em' and the pronunciation of 'NawLens'...

They walk around barefoot to be 'authentic' and talk about speaking with poor diction so as to sound more 'ignorant' (I think I should be offended)...

They stand in the kitchen frantically trying to figure out what exactly 'sweet tea' (should it be hot or cold?? what kind of sweetener??) 'hush puppies,' and 'grits' are...

They have to learn songs to sing while fishing for catfish...

Then they close the show like the Beverly Hillbillies with a 'y'all come back now, ya hear?'

Sure makes me proud to be a GRITS!

4 Comments:

At 16/8/05 12:34 AM, Blogger Greg said...

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At 16/8/05 12:36 AM, Blogger Greg said...

Hey, why haven't you taken me fishin' for catfish? Oh, and what the heck *are* grits, exactly?

I kind of get the feeling that there's a huge difference between "city" southern and "country" southern...

 
At 16/8/05 12:50 AM, Blogger allison said...

a) I don't personally own fishing gear. I'll take you someday.

b) Seriously? Never eaten grits even in Indiana? It's a sort of processed corn product. I know from Jamestown that the settlers made hominy which is similar. You'll have to learn to love those. Mmmmm.... hungry just thinking about it...

c) The difference is between 'inner city Atlanta' and southern. Plus you've only been with my mother the yankee outside of 'inner city Atlanta'... you'll see. Other cities are just southern as the 'country'

 
At 16/8/05 10:57 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

I don't get grits. They're pretty flavorless. Sorry. But hush puppies and catfish are good...

 

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