Friday, March 5, 2021

Southern Stuff

On Cooking Southern: Ready For A Menu Change? Standing Rib Roast Is Always Prime

*This story originally ran January 31, 2017. SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Stiff-necked: A person who’s stubborn and unyielding in a belief or action, who’s just about...

26 Southern Sayings for People Who Talk Too Much

Communication Addiction Disorder or “Talk­aholism”, affects 300 million people. In a strange twist, 300 million the number of the most active Twitter accounts, and...

13 Southern Sayings the Rest of America Won’t Understand

Language discrepancies naturally arise in different geographic regions, like the raging pop vs. soda debate, but the South undoubtedly takes the cake. Conversations south of...

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...

Nine Southern Sayings for 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...
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