Raised in Washington state, Hannah Norling has never lived in the South before. Now habituating to Alabama, she is experiencing the South for the first time as a resident and documenting the whole thing. Welcome to the Northern Southerner.
Just last week, I received a pretty big response to my analysis of “bless your heart.” After carefully reading the comments, I can now safely say I understand that “bless your heart” is all about the context. Navigating the world of Southern sayings had me thinking, what if there’s Northern slang out there that Southerners don’t know? I wanted to find out. With a microphone in hand, I took to the Southern Living office to see if Southerners know what we’re saying up North.
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