10 Words and Phrases That Only Mississippians Will Understand

It takes much more than a southern drawl to speak like a true southerner. And when you’re referring to Mississippi, there’s a whole slew of words and phrases needed to sound like a real native. So, if you “reckon” you’re up for it, check out our cheat sheet that’ll have you sounding like a real Mississippian before you know it.

From the “y’alls” to the “bless your hearts,” the state really does have a language all its own. With such a colorful vocabulary, how could anyone not to love Mississippi?