10 Quirky Expressions You’ll Need In The American South

This article was originally published by Matador Network on April 8, 2015.

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  1. Photo: Daniel Foster flickr/DanielFoster

    Photo: Daniel Foster
    flickr/DanielFoster

    Southerners don’t “get angry”…they have a “hissy fit”.

Loraine threw a hissy fit when she found out Billy crashed her car.

  1. Southerners are not “very busy”…they’re “running around like a chicken with its head cut off”.

This term refers to farmers beheading chickens. The chicken still runs around like mad after it’s decapitated.

I have so much stuff to do I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

  1. Southerners don’t order a “soda”…they want a “cold drink”.

You’ll never hear the word “pop” down south, but many people will ask what kind of cold drink you want. You may also be asked what kind of Coke you want. It’s the same question.

What kind of cold drinks do ya’ll have? Continue reading

A Bird’s-eye View of HAWAII

In many parts of the country the weather is dreary today.  We had almost five inches of snow in Chicago, but this beautiful video of Oahu, Hawaii from videographer Tyler Furlan of Tyler Furlan Films will make you forget all about cold, rain and snow.  Presenting the beauty of Oahu filmed by a drone camera.