Newsflash: the same word or phrase can have multiple meanings based on where you are. For example, in the South, if someone says "I'll have a Coke"...it doesn't necessarily mean they want a Coca-Cola. Almost any carbonated beverage will do. (I know. It took me a while to understand this one).
There's clearly a LOT of differences between the South, and, well, everywhere else. And in some cases it comes down to simply the meaning of words.
The folks at buzzfeed.com, have offered up 22 such examples in a recent post called 22 Words That Have a Totally Different Meaning In The South.
What it means everywhere else: Another way of saying “you guys.”
What it means in the South: A word you use to address two or more people that’s used in almost every single sentence.
What it means everywhere else: A combination of colors used for blending in or concealment, short for camouflage.
What it means in the South: A regular part of your wardrobe rotation.
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What it means everywhere else: Fall, winter, spring, and summer.
What it means in the South: Hot, super freaking hot, and cold for a couple of weeks.
What it means everywhere else: Grilling meat in the backyard.
What it means in the South: Slow-cooking meat for several hours, and something every part of the South thinks it does the best.