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Alabamians don’t “press” elevator buttons … they “mash” them.

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Alabamians don’t get “upset” … they “throw a hissy fit.”

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Alabamians don’t say “over there” … they say “up yonder.”

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Alabamians wouldn’t call you “pretentious” … they’ll say you’re “too big for your britches.”

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Alabamians don’t say “I’m about to” … they say “I’m fixin’ to.”

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Alabamians don’t tell you to wait before rushing a decision … they say “don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

7.

Alabamians don’t just say “I’m nervous” … they say “nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs.”

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Alabamians don’t ask you to move from in front of the television … they ask “is your daddy a window maker?”

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Alabamians don’t say “snobby” … they say “uppity.”

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Alabamians don’t tell you that you’re dressed immodestly … they call you a “floozy.”

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Alabamians don’t say “delicious” … they say “slap-yo’-mama good.”

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Alabamians don’t say “turn off the oven” … they say “cut off the oven.”

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Alabamians don’t tell you that you’re “rude” … they’ll say you were “raised in a barn.”

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Alabamians don’t say “this item is vintage” … they say “it’s old as dirt.”

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Alabamians don’t get “upset” … they get “madder than a wet hen.”

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Alabamians don’t tell you that you’re “unattractive” … they say you’re “ugly as sin.”

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Alabamians don’t say “there’s a storm coming” … they say “it’s coming up a cloud.”

18.

Alabamians don’t say “misbehaving children” … they say “heathens.”

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Alabamians don’t say “throw this away” … they “chunk it.”

20.

Alabamians don’t say “I’m tired” … they say “I’m tuckered out.”

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Alabamians don’t question your intelligence … they say you’re “dumb as a box of rocks.”

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Alabamians don’t tell you that you’re being “slow” … they say you’re “slow as molasses.”

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Alabamians don’t say “you’re a nice person” … they say “you’re sweet.”

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Alabamians don’t say “I’m craving grits” … they say “I have a hankerin’ for grits.”

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Alabamians don’t get “furious” … they get “mad as hell.”

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Alabamians don’t say “I’ll call you later” … they say “I’ll holler at you.”

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Alabamians don’t “lash out” … they “fly off the handle.”

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Alabamians don’t say “you all” or “you guys” … they say “y’all.”

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Alabamians don’t “assume” … they “reckon so.”

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Alabamians don’t say “it’ll be okay” … they say “God willin’ and the creek don’t rise.”

31.

Alabamians don’t say “poor thing” … they say “bless your heart.” (With sincerity or sarcasm? We’ll never tell!)

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Alabamians don’t say “you’re ugly” … they say “fell out of an ugly tree.” Bonus points for adding “and hit every branch on the way down.”

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