Tag Archives: American South


“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 »

Adams Family Ancestors

Context: Leighton Lord is my father. Given this relation to me, I was interested in procuring some folklore that both of us participated in, but obviously from his perspective as he and my mother were the ones who set the traditions that we followed. Another unique perspective he has is being instilled in Southern traditions… Continue Reading »