WELCOME to WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2022
3 Southern Sayings Even Scarier Than “Bless Her Heart”
God love you, we hope they’re never aimed at you.
It’s true that Southerners can add “bless her heart” to the most negative remark imaginable and
make it sound genteel, even kind and sympathetic, as backhanded compliments go: “She couldn’t
bake a decent pecan pie if her life depended on it, bless her heart.”
The sincerity or sarcasm of “bless her/your heart” is determined by the circumstances and revealed
through facial expression and vocal inflection. It’s not for amateurs. It requires skill.
We have other Southern sayings, however, that are far less nuanced. They are always negative,
always zingers. Here are three of the biggies:
God love her.
Tack this onto absolutely anything, and it sounds kind and loving. The implication is that we can call
on the Almighty to love her, despite the many errors of her ways:
She’s dumb as a post, God love her.
She made her casserole with canned sweet potatoes, God love her.
She’s got on white shoes after Labor Day, God love her.
In her own way.
This one merits some dissection. You might hear it from pageant girls who want to demonstrate their
ability to accept those who never quite mastered a cat eye and don’t own a teasing comb: “Say what
you want, but I think she’s pretty . . . in her own way.”
We might also use it to describe a sister’s intellect: “Nobody’s ever gonna think she’s college material,
bless her heart, but she’s smart . . . in her own way.”
Look what she likes.
Ouch. This is a direct assault on a sister’s taste. Let’s say a 50-something bridal shower hostess shows
up in a leather mini and a shoulder-padded blazer straight out of the 80s: Look what she likes. Or maybe she’s burying Papaw in an SEC-themed casket. Look what she likes. Or she has “It’s Not Love But It’s Not Bad” sung at her wedding. Look what she likes.
We hope these barbed Southern sayings never get hurled at you (bless your heart). But if they do
(God love you), just remember—you’re special in your own way. Keep your eyes peeled for a “Look
what she likes” opportunity and create a diversion.
That’s my Story and I’m sticking to it! Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! people,
stay safe, and whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of
fear but rather the strength to keep on going
forward despite the fear.” —Paulo Coelho
“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead.
That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” —Greg Kincaid
“We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful
than any of us imagine.” —Mark Nepo.
“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo — far more
flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” —Jodi Picoult
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute
of the strong.” —Mahatma Gandhi
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
I was recovering from surgery when a charity representative phoned asking
me to take part in a door-to-door fund-raising effort.
“Sorry,” I replied, “but I’ve been incapacitated.”
Undaunted, the caller kept trying to convince me to change my mind and volunteer.
I interrupted and said, “I’m incapacitated. Do you know what that means?”
She hesitated. “It means your head was cut off?” 😳
Tuesdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“Too many people in our society disappear. They fall into a gulf. The gulf between what is said and what is done.”
Answer: Gorky Park!
This quote comes during the scene where Renko (Hurt) asks for help from a research scientist in determining the identity of the victim’s faceless head.
Wednesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“I was feeling tight in the shoulders and neck, so I called down and had a Shiatsu massage in my room. And the tightness has completely disappeared and been replaced by unbelievable pain.”
Tuesday’s Quizzler is….
Unscramble the words below, then take the letters from each word as instructed to form another word that is the answer to this teaser:
LIUQA Take letters 1 & 2
PDIET Take letters 1,2 & 4
ETRSO Take letters 1 & 4
DONU Take letters 1 & 4
Unscramble the letters you collected… what do you get?
Answer: LIUQA Take letters 1 & 2 – QUAIL, take Q,U
PDIET Take letters 1,2 & 4 – TEPID, take T,E,I
ETRSO Take letters 1 & 4 – STORE, take S,R
DONU Take letters 1 & 4 – UNDO, take U,O
Unscramble the above to get ‘Turquoise’.
Turquoise is a beautiful blue gemstone known since ancient times for its beauty. Through today, it is believed to bring wealth to one who wears it. In some cultures, it is known to act as a talisman to avoid any untoward accidents or dangers in life.
Wednesday’s Quizzler is…….
In this teaser your job is to try and discover a shorter word within the given word that relates to the theme.
The word must be an extension of the ‘theme’ word. The letters of the hidden word are NOT jumbled.
Sneaky = SKY (NIGHT SKY)
Theme: DAY _
- Jacob = ? (DAY _)
- Clapboard = ? (DAY _)
- Champagne = ? (DAY _)
- Orange = ? (DAY _)
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