Sunday, October 25, 2020

Tim Heaton

13 Things Southerners and Other Expatriates Hate About New York

Throughout an often tumultuous 25 year career on Wall Street, there was always one constant: Expatriates from Europe and the Far East would come...

Heaton: Game Days in the North and the South

People ask me all the time about football in the South. Here’s a list of how game day is different. Women's Accessories: North: Chap Stick...

Heaton: The Definitive Guide to the Southern Phrase, “Bless Your Heart”

Bless your heart! I've heard this phrase all my life. Many Southern women use it without ever knowing they've said it. It is an...

Heaton: The Southern Smart Phone

Unfortunately for my story, but good for y’all, Apple has improved digital assistant Siri so that it understands Southern accents. I thought I’d...

Heaton: How to Give Directions Like a Southerner

One of the great, and quietly fading, pleasures is getting driving directions from a Southerner. GPS technology makes it impossible to get lost- it’s...

Heaton: Mistakes Are Meant For Learning, Not Repeating

The current state flag controversy and the integration of Ole Miss in 1962 have remarkable similarities: the difference is that Ole Miss learned from...

Heaton: James Meredith Saved Us All

If you’ve ever noticed, bestselling books about Mississippi are usually not written by natives. In fact, the current top five best sellers about the...

Heaton: Tragedy Brings Out the True Nature of People

You may have read my story of 9/11 and the “voice.”  It touched many people, but there is much to be said about the...

Heaton: Top Ten Things Students Shouldn’t Ask Parents in the First Month of College

1. Could you send more Febreze and Clorox Wipes? Make that lots of Wipes. 2. I decided to drop Organic Chem. Did you know bartenders...

Heaton: One Cannot Be Too Southern or Have Too Many Nicknames

One of the underappreciated and truly great Southern idiosyncrasies is our gift for colorful nicknames. Just about everybody has one, and some are blessed...

Must Read

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...