By Katherine Owen
There are certain experiences that only growing up in the south can provide .
There are certain sounds that are distinctly Southern , like the hum of Cicadas or the rumble of hot thunder every afternoon in the summer .But by far , the most district auditory clue , the South's calling card of sorts , is the melodic sound of a true Southern accent . Not all accents are alike , but enough sweetness carries over from Appalachian to Alabama to east Texas to tie them all together making a certain Southern way of speaking . And a Southern drawl doesn't go unnoticed ... if someone ever stopped you in mid-sentence , or insists you say "y"all one more time , you might can relate . Here are 8 things only girls with southern accents will understand .
"Cute , Strong , Funny , Subtle , Strange ....
2 . You experience two instances where it genuinely get stronger .
1 . You're constantly being told your accent is or is not ______!(More often than not these situations are one and the same .) One , when you're angry , and two , when you are around family .
3 . You dare not travel without your accent . In fact you may even need to play it up when you cross the Southern border , just to avoid all those "......but where's your accent ?" or "It's just not as strong as expected ..." Don't want to let anyone down .
4 . You seem to have a lot more luck getting what you want than your friends not blessed with such a persuasive , genteel drawl .
5 . You've driven crazy by a poorly executed fake Southern accent .
6 . You should prepare for the entire conversation to derailed if you say y'all in front of a crowd not from the south .
7 . You have a way of glazing over the harshest of criticisms . No comment is too pretty to be sweetened up with a southern accent .
8 . You know there's no "one" Southern accent . Those cousins of yours out in east Tennessee might not sound like the kin to your momma's family in southern Mississippi . But you'd take any one of these many Southern accents over any other variety , any day .
Stay tune ... More posts on how we do it Southern style .