Someone once noted that a Southerner can get away with the most awful kind of insult just as long as it's prefaced with the words, "Bless her heart" or "Bless his heart." As in, "Bless his heart, if they put his brain on the head of a pin, it'd roll around like a BB on a six lane highway." Or, "Bless her heart, she's so buck- toothed, she could eat an apple through a picket fence." There are also the sneakier ones: "You know, it’s amazing that even though she had that baby 7 months after they were married, bless her heart, it weighed 10 pounds." As long as the heart is sufficiently blessed, the insult can't be all that bad.
I was thinking about this the other day when a friend was telling about her new transplanted Northern friend who was upset because her toddler is just beginning to talk and he has a Southern accent.
“And so because he’s a master procrastinator, he was putting all his energy into either sewing or gardening or the woodworking shop or [other] hobbies, while skipping out on all the other actual responsibilities that he had.”When it comes to her dating life, Naomie shared that viewers will NOT get to see any of that this season as the breakup was simply too fresh for her. ’ I guess I had no idea that it would be such a big deal,” she shared.
However, she is now getting back into the dating field and hints about a new man in her life.“No, I definitely was not ready to date. Naomie continued, “Isn’t the goal of everybody to be happy with themselves and be comfortable in their own skin?
Some are used less commonly in big cities like Little Rock, but there are many towns around Arkansas where Southern manners and Southern slang reign supreme.
All of these are adapted from actual etiquette books and columns (some from the 50s and 60s).
Southern girls know their country breakfasts: Red-eye gravy (or thick cream white gravy) GRITS Mouth-watering homemade biscuits. Southern girls know their elegant gentlemen: Men in uniform. Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fo'evah!
Southern girls know their cities dripping with Southern charm: Adlanna (Atlanta as outsiders say.) Richmon Charleston S'vannah Birminham Nawlins' OH!
And, bless their hearts, they don't even know where "over yonder" is or what "I reckon" means! Southern girls know their manners: "Yes, ma'am." "Yes, sir."Southern girls have a distinct way with fond expressions: "Y'all come back!
I welcome their perspective, their friendships and their recipes for authentic Northern Italian food.
I've even gotten past their endless complaints that you can't find good bread down here.
In a new interview, Naomie opens up about her split from ex-boyfriend Craig Conover, hints at a new man in her life, and shares why she had an issue with his sewing.
She also dishes on the on-screen and off-screen drama with Elizabeth and J. Madison who might be back together according to her, plus she reveals why she’s very glad she went ahead with her recent nose job. On the show, she accused him of being a bad husband, and carrying around town with other women while his wife Elizabeth was left at home with the kids.“It was definitely something that was a long time coming. “The tweets are super unfortunate, but at the end of the day, I heard that Liz and JD were back together so of course she basically has no choice but to defend him,” she revealed.
I wasn’t ready and I really wasn’t looking at all,” she said. ’ And they were like, ‘Are you gonna admit that you got it? So that’s what my nose job did for me, and you’d think people would be happy, but instead everyone had their own opinions. I take the hateful comments in stride just like the way I do the nice comments. My surgeon would text me like, “Are you okay with all this? I didn’t do it for them, I did it for me so I feel really good about it.”Southern Charm airs Thursday nights on Bravo at 9/8c.