Southern sisters share a special bond. They’re practically inseparable. Little sisters and big sisters have their own language, honed over years of sharing everything, from shoes to secrets. Southern sisters have been known to share some silly sister sayings too. In our sisters’ cases, sharing is caring. We always have our sisters’ best interests at heart, but we’re also not afraid to tell it like it is. And our sisters are happy to return the favor. Our sisters understand us better than anyone—probably because they’ve had a lifetime of practice.
“Don’t you dare tell Mama.”
She promised to keep our secrets, but that’s only because we’re keeping hers.
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“Lemme borrow your pocketbook.”
We share everything with our sisters…though we have been known to borrow first, apologize later. (Shhh!)
“Your eyeliner is a little caddywhompus.”
Southern sisters are always looking out for each other, whether it’s standing up to bullies at school or making sure each other's eye makeup isn’t smudged.
“Stupid is as stupid does.”
Tough love, sister style. (She got it from Forrest Gump.) Our sisters are our toughest critics, and they’re not afraid to tell us when we’re acting up...but it's only because they want the best for us.
“It’s for your own good.”
Big sisters are notorious for trotting out this saying when trying to get their way. Little sisters are practically powerless in the face of this platitude.
“How’s my hair?”
She’ll let you know when you need a spritz of hairspray, whether you’re in front of the mirror or in the middle of brunch.
“Don’t Pull My Hair!”
There’s no fight like a fight between sisters. Tensions run high, but that’s just ‘cause we love each other so much.
“I’ve got your back.”
She’s not just your sister, she’s also your best friend. Your Southern sister will always be there for you. (Especially after you grow out of that challenging teenage phase.)
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What sayings do you share with your sister? There’s truly no other relationship like the bond between Southern sisters.