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Lady with Fan

Everything Southern has its Yankee counterpart.
Here's how to tell which is which:


  • The North has sun-dried toe-mah-toes
    The South has 'mater samiches

  • The North has coffeehouses
    The South has Waffle Houses

  • The North has Mom
    The South has Mama

  • The North has dating services
    The South has family reunions

  • The North has switchblade knives
    The South has Lee Press-on Nails

  • The North has saving the whales
    The South has getting saved

  • The North has double last names
    The South has double first names

  • The North has sensational tabloids
    The South has neighbors

  • The North has the Mafia,
    The South has NASCAR

  • The North has Indy car races
    The South has Swamp Buggy races

  • The North has multiple branched family trees
    The South has family trees with trunks and no branches

  • The North has green salads
    The South has collard greens and chitlins

  • The North has Cream of Wheat or Oatmeal
    The South has grits

  • The North has lobsters
    The South has crawdads

  • The North has flower gardens, bird baths, and flagpoles in front yards
    The South has cars on blocks, pink flamingos, and washtubs in front yards


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