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Southern Lady Code

By Helen Ellis

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Southern ladies have a code: If you don’t have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way. Join host Helen Ellis, a New Yorker who clings to her Alabama accent like mayonnaise to white bread, as she tells you the unvarnished truth about what you think Southern ladies mean and what they really mean when they say things like, “Bless your heart,” and “He ain’t right,” and “You don’t need to get me anything!” Subscribe and take an unforgettable journey into the inner sanctum of the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady.

Customer Reviews

Sublimly done.

I am a genXer from the south west. I’m not a southern girl but I am a southwestern girl. This was a podcast recommended by Liz Sower air quotes podcast “ Ghost in the burbs” who won my heart by making me laugh. A lot of the code is used out here. When I was growing up my mother was a Doe “ The female counterpart of the elks lodge” I met a lot of her Doe sisters from the south, Charleston South Carolina just to name one, A lot of festive Christmas parties New Year’s Eve parties and conventions talk about “ Characters!” and “bless her heart” is my all-time favorite that was thrown around quite a bit on those convention nights! But I digress.
Things I love, escaping into my own world with an excellent horror novel or hunting down my favorite VHS tapes old 70s and 80s horror cheese! Of course, with a bottle of Cabernet because I like to be a character too. Helen Ellis has a wonderful voice I love her southern accent, she is quick witted, smart, and she makes me laugh! Darling you get five jalapeños! And, doll, you also got a written review which I rarely do. I Highly recommend this podcast, The podcast is quick and tight and gives you the perfect amount of Southern charm and mayonnaise!

A pleasure!

What a delightful glimpse into the language of southern ladies. I can’t wait to start using “Bless your heart” even if people in Southern California aren’t sure what I mean, ha! Thank you for creating a fun and enjoyable podcast.

I guess we are speaking in code, aren’t we?

I grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL and Williamsburg, VA and took the southern lady code for granted. There’s enough east coast in me that the code still surprises (I don’t think Julia Reed and I mean the same thing by “good friend”) and this podcast is helping me understand the world around me (Tallahassee, FL) in the most fun and entertaining way. Enjoyable: Placing a mobile order from the good table inside the Starbucks.

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