Sunday, October 25, 2020

Tim Heaton

24 Southern Expressions for the Crazy

"This is the South and we’re proud of our crazy people. We don’t hide them up in the attic, we bring them right down...

18 Southern Expressions for Courtship

Northern women get a free pass with regard to dating Southern men. However, Northern men will need a little extra guidance for Southern Belles. There...

Five Southern Expressions for Giving Directions

Southerners tend to navigate by landmarks. You might hear this exchange if you ask for directions: "It's back there at the edge of nothing....

18 Ways to Say ‘Confused’ with Southern Flair

A confused mind is an open mind. Quotes from Albert Einstein abound on this topic, but George Saunders is also worth knowing. “Don't be afraid...

Heaton: 17 Unique Southern Terms for Complainers

Some folks love to complain. Kids love to complain! Around my house these complaints center on: homework (too much), pizza (too little), bed time...

Heaton: Nine Southern Sayings for Both Sides of Luck

In 2001, I joined Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower, 105th floor of the World Trade Center. For my entire career I was at...

Heaton: 13 Southern Sayings for a Can-Do Attitude!

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of...

Heaton: 19 Southern Expressions for This Busy Life

Mr. Blair's barn was a kid's dream. It was a rotating museum of things not quite old enough to be valuable, and not quite...

Heaton: 12 Southern Expressions for Feeling Blue

The source of the word “blue” for sadness is unknown, but it is a figure of speech common in cultures around the world. Southern Sayings...

Heaton: Chicken Parmesan That Would Make John Grisanti Proud

I learned to cook from John Grisanti. John opened the Original Grisanti's Restaurant on Airways Boulevard in 1962. It was a Memphis landmark for...

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24 Southern Expressions for the Crazy

"This is the South and we’re proud of our crazy people. We don’t hide them up in the attic, we bring them right down...

114 Southern Similes, Metaphors and Other Allusions for Dramatic Effect

The magic of Southern speech is in the similes and metaphors and other allusions. These techniques are the yellow highlighter of conversation. Could one communicate...

17 Southern Expressions for Saying Goodbye

As a get-­together winds down, some guests unwittingly overstay their welcome. I believe in erring on the side of "under-­staying" – i.e. always leave...

48 Southern Exclamations For Happy, Startled and Angry Reactions

Many mothers and grandmothers will not use swear words, or even say the word “swear” ­ hence the term “swannie.” You'll find the number...