As a transplant to the South, I must say there are certain things that the natives do that still make me scratch my head.
But, I’m sure if people who weren’t from the Midwest went there, they’d think some of the habits and customs were strange, too.
Either way, the South has a lot of odd quirks that truly make it unique. Here are some of the funny observations people on Twitter had about this part of the country.
1. Get with the program.
why do people from the south call all pop Coke like that's confusing to me
— laura (@otradillon) September 17, 2015
2. There goes Curly Sue.
Why does everyone in the south have names like Beth Anne and Mary Jane why can't we just collectively stick to one name
— e. (@emiIyrosee) February 22, 2017
3. Go fetch that buggie.
I need an explanation for why people in the south call a shopping cart and buggie….
— Kali Cahill (@kali_cahill) June 10, 2019
4. Do what, now?
I still don't understand why people in the south say "do what" when they don't hear you. Like I didn't ask you to do anything.
— Chelsey Scanlon (@Chelseyscanlon) January 2, 2013
5. Nothing wrong with that.
Why is everyone in the south obsessed with ranch? I'm pretty sure they'd have ranch with their ranch if that was possible #karitweets
— Jonathon Murphy (@JmurphtheG) March 6, 2013
6. Grilled cheese salad.
Question of the day: Why do people from the south add the word "salad" to a dish? It doesn't make it healthier or make me wanna eat it!
— Mary Catherine Lloyd (@mc_lloyd) August 14, 2014
7. They’re definitely not prepared for snow or ice.
Why does everyone in the south run for milk eggs and bread at first sign of snow? Worried they'll get sudden craving for french toast?
— Yoje (@Dragon) January 10, 2011
8. Son, listen to me…
Why do people from the south call men younger then them son?
— Tyler (@Tylerfargone) August 20, 2016
9. That’s just the way it is.
i still don't understand why people in the south call sneakers tennis shoes
— jol (@itsjolie_) December 13, 2016
10. They’re really good at that.
Why does everyone in the south take up geography as a hobby? Yeah talahoosca is about 2 hours southwest of atlanta but why do we need to flex that we know that whenever we have a chance???
— ?? chillin in the name of ?? (@josefmartian) August 18, 2019
11. Because it’s delicious!
“Why does everyone in the South make everything into a casserole for Christmas” ???
— ℛamsey ℬrown (@Ramblin_Rams) December 25, 2017
12. Including their underwear.
why does everyone in the south have their initials embroidered into everything??
— taylor (@drapertaylorr) December 2, 2018
13. Bring on the moonshine!
Why does everyone in the south drink out of mason jars?? They have different kinds of cups guys???
— Callie Cerulli (@callie_cerulli) June 1, 2018
14. That one is kind of strange.
Why does everyone in the south go by their middle name?!
— mandapanda (@AmandaGipe) September 13, 2019
15. This is spot-on.
Why do people from the south accent the first syllable of a word?
– YELlow (or yella)
Asking for a… no, I’m actually asking for myself ?
— CaliGamer (@CaliGamer) February 16, 2019
Do you live in the South? Or maybe you’re a native Southerner who left for another part of the country?
Share your thoughts on all things Southern with us in the comments!