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45 Things Only People Who Grew Up in the South Will Understand

PopSugar Logo By Hilary White of PopSugar | Slide 1 of 46: Sometimes the South feels like its own little country. I was born and raised in North Carolina, where I spent Summers scraping clay off the sides of a creek to make pretend pottery and catching lightning bugs in mason jars when the sweltering sun finally set. I've been living on the West Coast for years now, but every time I go back home, the unique things about the South stand out to me even more. Why are all of these strangers talking to me at the grocery store? You really expect me to say yes ma'am and yes sir? And for the love of god, WHY IS IT SO HUMID? Here are some things - good, bad, and sometimes just plain weird - that only true Southerners can relate to.

45 Things Only People Who Grew Up in the South Will Understand

Sometimes the South feels like its own little country. I was born and raised in North Carolina, where I spent Summers scraping clay off the sides of a creek to make pretend pottery and catching lightning bugs in mason jars when the sweltering sun finally set. I've been living on the West Coast for years now, but every time I go back home, the unique things about the South stand out to me even more. Why are all of these strangers talking to me at the grocery store? You really expect me to say yes ma'am and yes sir? And for the love of god, WHY IS IT SO HUMID? Here are some things - good, bad, and sometimes just plain weird - that only true Southerners can relate to.

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