She's as bright as the Dallas sky, she always holds her head up high. She loves the company of her family. She has faith in God's greater plan, she trusts I'm a good man, and that's why I'll always believe: she likes Texas, and she likes me.
“To us, the modern Southern belle is a woman who is strong, independent, and above all else, adaptable. Southern girls know how to bake cakes and bait hooks; how to walk through the yard in heels and through church in cowboy boots; how to polish the good silver or polish the old saddle. In the course of a single afternoon, you might find a woman in the South changing her oil, singing in the church choir, swigging Maker’s out of the bottle, and gettin’ her hair did. Point is, Southern belles not only know how to handle shit, and also how to do it gracefully.”—Drawl Magazine (via yurmanandbourbon)
“The fact is that “y’all” is pretty useful, as formal English doesn’t have a distinctly plural version of “you.” There is no “yous” (except in places like New York city and New Jersey, sometimes in the form of “youse guys”). This suggests that the referent is usually clear enough in context. But the existence of “y’all,” the related “you-all” and “all-y’all,” and other workarounds like “you guys” and “you lot” show that there is, in fact, room in the market for new second-person plural pronouns. Visitors to Texas typically realize the value of “y’all” within 48 hours.”—The Economist (via countrydarlin)