Things Only Siblings In The South Say To One Another

Brothers and sisters are the best friends that we get to bicker with.

Siblings—you love them, you poke fun at them, and you tend to get a little snippy at them. You can be your purest self around your siblings, which includes the good and the bad. Therefore, along with the many cherished memories made while growing up, there's also a fair share of sharp-witted digs. Southerners are known for having unique ways of saying things that get the point across with extra flair, and that goes for our (mostly) good-natured bickering between siblings.

Read on for things that only siblings in the South say to each other.

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"Who made Mama mad?"

There's always a culprit when you come home to your mother in a huff, and it's usually your brother who likes to drag mud into the house, or your sister who likes to complain about what's for dinner. (But never you. Never!)

"Did you seriously go to Chick-fil-A without me?"

Food is one thing that Southerners don't joke about, and it's really not that hard to bring home an extra sweet tea and waffle fry, right? This also goes for any of your favorite hometown places, like the best biscuits-and-gravy joint.

"Did you eat the last biscuit?"

Speaking of biscuits, when there are leftovers in the house—whether biscuits, cornbread, pancakes, cookies, or any other goodie—it's bound to be a passive-aggressive race to see who gets the lucky few left. Southerners are nothing if not territorial over their favorite foods.

"Have you seen my Easter dress?"

There are church dresses, and there are Christmas dresses. And then there are Easter dresses. You get them especially for the pastel-laden day, and it can be a mad dash on Easter morning for the whole gang to get ready on time, so there's no time to misplace your special outfit. As we get older and travel home for Easter, it's also possible that you have that one designated "Easter dress" that you forget all about until the day comes each year.

"You're not worth getting the wooden spoon over."

This is code word for telling your sibling that they've done something not that smart. Only old-school Southerners might know the reference, but those that do know it's an insult.

"Don't take all the dumplings!"

Or mac-and-cheese. Or Sister Schubert rolls. Really, anything that's a family-favorite. Again, Southern siblings can fight over anything, but especially food. Specifically, the allotment of food when everyone is serving themselves.

"Give me the clicker, or I'll sit on you."

The television remote is a hot commodity, especially whenever dad or grandpa isn't napping in the chair after a big meal. Between all the siblings, there's also an argument over what to watch.

"Can we go to the state fair?"

No matter where you are in the South, the state fair is highly anticipated, for both the rides, baking contests, and infinite amounts of fried food.

"Remember when you tripped in front of everyone in town at church?"

Basically any embarrassing moment is going to be thoughtfully remembered and brought up as often as possible between siblings. It just so happens that Southerners always also know everyone in the room, so there's a bigger audience.

"Well, they named ME after grandma, not you."

Passed-down names are an important tradition in the South, and it's been known to be thrown around as a dig to siblings every now and then.

"I'm fixin' to tell Mama on you."

Any threat that begins with "I'm fixin' to" is good enough to warn a kid from the South. It doesn't matter how old we get, yelling for Mama will always spark a little bit of fear.

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