I was born and raised in the South. We've been told we sometimes have a unique way of saying things. In fact, Jeff Foxworthy made a career out of calling attention to that uniqueness.

One of my personal favorites can be heard when someone does something kind, polite, chivalrous and otherwise civil. We might note the occasion by remarking, "His mama raised him right.

We're also quick to note the opposite, as in, "Bless his heart. He can't help how he was raised."

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