Tag Archives: American South


Decorating “Easter Trees”

MAIN PIECE Decorating “Easter Trees” “For some reason, we used to decorate the trees around our house like most people would Christmas trees.  Many people in the south have egg-like ornaments and easter colored string lights, like purples and yellows and greens and bright blues.  It was much more prevalent in South Carolina when I… Continue Reading »

“Full of the Dickens” – Southern Saying

“Full of the Dickens” Full of the Dickens. My grandma used to say that – he is full of the dickens. It means you’re silly, naughty. It was from the south, I think. Honestly, I think you’re full of the dickens, really. Background The informant who provided this information was born and raised in Southern… Continue Reading »

Dumb southerners

Main piece: A common stereotype is that people from the Southeast are fat, uneducated, racist rednecks. Context: The informant (S) is originally from Marietta, Georgia, and their lineage traces back to Germany on both sides of their family. They are a high school student about to graduate and head off to Boston for college. They… Continue Reading »