Friday, April 28, 2006

It Was the Swimp & Grits, Wasn't It?

Really, no. I mean, I was born there and all, but I've worked hard to lose the accent. Real hard. I didn't realize it stuck with you for life. Literature? Wuz that? But I've been in Elvis' Jungle Room, yes, I have.

Displaced Southerner
You are 75% true Southern!

You're pretty Southern, but something is keeping you from being a true Southern Belle or Gentleman. Maybe you've moved, or maybe your parents were Yankees and brought you up without ever taking you fishing or hunting or to Memaw's for chicken and black-eyed peas. You know your Southern facts and culture, but that literature still escapes you. And when you order tea at a restaurant, you expect it to come "unsweet." Yikes. Next time you have the chance, visit a classic Southern downtown area and spend an afternoon just soaking it in... Montgomery, Birmingham, Jackson, Natchez, Memphis, Charleston, Atlanta, or even New Orleans!

Via Beth, the Queen of the Quiz (but Elvis is not her King)

Update: You know, I'm a little peeved at that "literature still escapes you" comment. Why did I bother to wallow through Pat Conroy's Water is Wide or Prince of Tides then? Not that this counts as literature. But what about, what was it called? You know the one, with Scarlet? Or Faulkner's Sound and the Fury...he's Southern, right? Whatever.


At 11:17 AM, April 28, 2006, Blogger beth said...

Elvis could be a king like..oh, the King of the Jungle Room or something. I do like the song Walking in Memphis and it mentions Elivs, does that count? :)

At 11:21 AM, April 28, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

I think I'm going to make today all Elvis, all the time, on my pod. You've gotta love Hunk a Hunk a Burnin' Love. C'mon, you know you do. ;-)

At 1:31 PM, April 28, 2006, Blogger Eric said...

I feel a new Classic Reading coming on. Assuming, that is, that I survive the current one.

At 2:30 PM, April 28, 2006, Blogger beth said...

All Elvis, all the time

Um. Yeah.

I don't think so.

Unless you'd like me to barf on your blue suede shoes?


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