How to Speak "Southern"

"Bless Her Heart"

This deceptively kind sounding phrase is often tacked on to absolve the speaker of any ill will that the preceding statement may illicit from either the listener or the subject of said comment.

For example ~ "That Shelly has the worst taste in men, bless her heart."
or, "Max is a real dolt, bless his heart."
even, "That make-up makes her look like a street walker, bless her heart."

Offering up a prayer for the person of whom the speaker speaks automatically nullifies the appearance of cruel or heartless intention.

1 comment:

KC said...

This i am going to start using! I have been looking for a way to be rude and still come off as sweet. Maybe I am a Southern girl after all.....