This tongue-in-cheek dictionary of Southern words and phrases offers a hilarious spoof of the Southern accent.
This book is dedicated to all Yankees* in the hope that it will teach them how to talk right.
*Yankee: Anyone who is not from Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and possibly Oklahoma and West-by-God-Virginia. A Yankee may become an honorary Southerner, but a Southerner cannot become a Yankee, assuming any Southerner wanted to.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.17(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.18(d)|
About the Author
Steve Mitchell was born in North Carolinian, and worked as a columnist for the Palm Beach Post. Sam C. Rawls is a Florida cracker and was the chief cartoonist for the Palm Beach Post, and is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I live in the South and find this book funny and, for the most part, pretty accurate. It is written by a southerner, so the anti-northern complaints are baseless. One of the funniest things I ever experienced was listening to my Puerto Rican friend try to read from this little book. We're all funny, no matter where we're from.
I am southern, and yes we may seem to have accents to you, northerners seem to have a wierd accent to us. It kind o makes me want to write a book called how to speak north-eastern. But that would be racist so I wont.