Cute Overload :D
Bless your heart, Mr. Pinniped, how you do make me giggle. May I offer you another mint julep?
Mercy, P, we may need the smelling salts!
Could it be Mr Pinniped is a Charleston Dandy?
*takes a pinch of snuff, concealed behind the column in the dancehall*
*shakes my new personal set of pompoms for Mr. Colbert*
ps: Theresa, that ornery mean Green Mod Machine dun’ gobbled up mah comment (below) sufferin’ succotash…..whyIoughtta…..
Firdie, I’m looking into an Instantaeous Pompom Replicator.
Maybe someone more familiar with southern culture can elaborate, but the phrase ‘bless your heart’ always seemed to me a tad passive-aggressive the way it is used.
Scarlett O’Harbor Seal
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a clam.
Lawd have mercy!! Y’all made me blush Suh and a true lady must nevah blush. Oh, I do dehclayar indeed *giggle giggle*
i agree! it’s a good response to an overshare.
she’s got the vapors!
Passive-aggressive!? Why bless your heart!
Whatcha doing there Firdie??? *peers*
Excuse me Ma’am, this is not the place for that. Snuff dippers are over behind the potted palm. The column is for sneaking shots of bourbon.
Love how her toesies are curled too. She’s fully tickled!
OH noes, I just put the best comment EVER and I got modded.
I’un kno nuthun ’bout birthin’ des babies, Ms. Scarlett O’Habor Seal.
Y’all is Hi-lar-i-ous!
Gives Theresa an iced tea with a sprig of mint, and some cucumber sandwiches (crusts cut off, of course) .
@#&@^%*%%&&$&**$$# Mod Machine!!!
Granted, I’m sure they stink up close and wouldn’t hesitate to take a chunk out of my arm, but omg omg omg how I’d love to cuddle with a harbor seal.
They do stink. I was once on a sailboat in a heavy fog and we navigated by using the stink of the seals hanging out onshore to judge how close to land we were.
As someone who grew up in the South, I assure you that the entire culture is passive-aggressive.
Do I have Fish Breath??
Sets out a try of Fish Sticks, French Fries, Fried Clams, and onion rings. With ketchup and tartar sauce.
I don’t even know what that means and it makes me sad. Please don’t be sad. Hey! You know what would help? Go to cuteoverload.com and check out the cuteness!
this was supposed to be a reply to Theresa, but it didn’t reply to her…it disattached itself. Now I’m sadder.
I got it, MsBunky.
THIS IS ONE OF THE most-funner-est comment strings EVAIRE
yers [your domestic advice/ comment ] got released, Mme la Therese!!!
I’m so enjoying my “cleverly concealed” dipping of snuff at the column where I’m sposed to be imbibing instead ….Also thoroughly enjoyed skippymom’s fist shaking at the Big Green Mod Machine & …”spicy” lingo ….
NOW, in a feeble attempt to actually answer to the question:
I once heard a comedian SPECIFY that to his family’s experience, the phrase “bless his heart” as presently used, is often just about two hairs
short of an actual slap in the face.
I AM CONVINCED that ‘way back, when folks in the South once DID put some concern behind the feelings of their neighbors (even to the feelings of the
ANNOYING neighbors….) they really were hoping to obtain G0d’s blessings on someone unfortunate by that phrase. Like, wow since I have so little patience for that person’s ill habits, I am praying that G0d grants them grace.
But probably, in many instances, these days, when someone winks,
in a mischevious way and says “Bless his heart”…..it really *IS* a way of saying
“CRIMINEY he’s a wacky one and I find him odder than a $3.00 bill!!!!!”
Professional Suthr’an-uhr Female
Acc. to my saintly Nana Hutt:
1: We humans are not to profess “love” for horses or for cars. I literally was reprimanded about this once and instructed that I don’t “love” horses but I am allowed to be quite fond of them or to like them very much. We ARE allowed to LOVE another person, in moderation..
2: Female humans, esp. Southern women, MOST EMPHATICALLY DO NOT SWEAT NO-HOW. *ahem*
Horses or dogs or other critters or iced lemonade glasses “sweat”.
You ready for this, peeps??? SIDDOWN.
Dignified, Southern women of manners *ahem* “glow”.
*giggles quietly and elegantly, behind a silk, perfumed fan*
Oh look! I’m out of the Mod Lounge! Thanks for the support and the snacks!
and now MY latest (above, time-stamped 2:24 pm ) is IN Modz.
Were there any cucumber s’wiches or Fries left, Theresa??
*belches* ROFLMAO and now I can hardly breathe!
Yes indeedy! Oh, I didn’t check the snuffboxes!
Also: The word “vapors” is pronounced with about six syllables.
Passes Angel a lace-trimmed fan and steers her towards the Bourbon column for a medicinal reviver.
Kinda like when Paula Deen says “oil.”
years ago i took a picture almost exactly like this one on the beach near the monterey bay aquarium!!!! in mine, however, the seal was waving more than discreetly covering her knowing smile and the overall quality of the lighting and photography was FAR inferior. still, it’s one of my favorite photos from that trip,
From my memory, that one involves about three syllables and a few y’s and r’s….
…Yes , I agree wholehartedly !!! Well done people !!!
Y’all ain’t just whistlein’ DIXIE !!!