22 Words And Phrases Only A South Carolinian Would Understand
Words are powerful things. They have been known to build a city and demolish a country. They are also what separates one region of a country from another as well as one state from another. In some places they have also been known to separate one city from another in the same state. South Carolina definitely has its own brand of vocabulary. Many have said they need a translation book to determine what we are saying at times. Well, let’s just say this is a small start to that book! Here are 22 things people from South Carolina say:
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Okay, so now that you have had a crash course in the most popular words and phrases you will hear in South Carolina, it is time to have a little fun and use them yourself. Can you imagine the look on the person’s face as you throw in one of these? But, if you are in South Carolina, it is nice to know how to relate to the natives! So, until next time y’all!
There are quite a few South Carolina stereotypes – some a bit far-fetched, while others are admittedly true. South Carolinians are known for their love of BBQ, and with it being so good, there is no wonder why. They are also known for not being very used to snow, especially if it’s more than just a little dusting. People from the Palmetto State are also known for their “southern hospitality” and being sometimes overly friendly, but I don’t think anyone would ever say that was a negative characteristic!
What are people from South Carolina known for?
Live in South Carolina will give someone lifelong habits that have become the norm for what people assume South Carolinians are like. For example, a South Carolinian should know what Frogmore Stew is and what exactly belongs in it. Flip flops are the shoe of choice for many people there. With such beautiful beaches, it’s no wonder why many love to spend at least a few weekends of the year with their toes in the sand. Speaking of, South Carolinians are known for loving the outdoors in general. The gorgeous diverse landscape of forest, mountains, beaches, and more aids in that – anyone would want to spend lots of time exploring and enjoying them.
Do South Carolinians have any strange habits?
With so many words that are unique to South Carolina, you might wonder what other habits they have beyond quirky phrases. South Carolinians are known for starting the new year off with hoppin’ john and collard greens. They’re known for having an eagle eye at spotting – and avoiding – potholes. And when it comes to sports, they’ll defend their teams to the death. Here is an entire list of South Carolina habits if you want to see if you have them all. If you’re from the Palmetto State, you might be able to check many of them off.
Gwen is an author, artist, illustrator, graphic designer, mother, wife, and part-time super hero. She loves to tackle her dreams head on and takes life by storm. Coffee is her best friend and a good book cannot be beat! When does she have the time, you ask? Well...do you really need that much sleep?
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