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If it ain’t pig, it ain’t BBQ

Background: The informant was born and raised in Western North Carolina. He has lived in North Carolina his whole life. The following phrase expresses a sentiment of North Carolinians surrounding a classic Southern dish: barbecue. “If it ain’t pig, it ain’t BBQ” I was told that for most people in North Carolina, barbecue is specifically… Continue Reading »

Southern Folk Expression

“He/she has taken a cotton onto you.” My grandma grew up in a small town outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her parents were strawberry farmers and she helped take care of their farm before meeting my grandfather and moving to Long Beach, California. Whenever speaking about someone who seemed to be attracted to another person,… Continue Reading »