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15 Things That Happen When You Fall In Love With A Southerner

American by birth, Southern by the grace of God, right?

1. Calling people "Sir" and "Ma'am" will become a regular thing.

2. Same goes for your use of "y'all."

3. You realize the Great BBQ War is a real thing and you must choose sides.

4. Also, you are quickly taught that what you called barbecuing was actually just grilling.

5. You will root for a college you didn't attend and like it.

6. The fact that sweet tea isn't offered at all restaurants will bum you out.

7. Their family and friends will become your family and friends real quick.

8. Giving driving directions by landmarks becomes second nature.

9. You will have at least one bad encounter with moonshine.

10. And chewing tobacco.

11. You learn that throwing shade and gossiping is an art form.

12. Tasting real biscuits and gravy, country ham, etc. will blow your mind.

13. Hot sauce. Hot sauce everywhere.

14. "Bless your heart" will become your favorite way of calling someone an idiot.

15. You will thank your stars daily on how lucky you are that your mate is Southern.