1. Calling people “Sir” and “Ma’am” will become a regular thing.
It’s like you get a crash course in manners when you marry someone from the South, whether you like it or not.
2. You realize the Great BBQ War is a real thing and you must choose sides.
Well, those sides are chosen for you depending on where you marry into. That being said, there ain’t nuthin’ like mutton. Western Kentucky represent!
3. Also, you are quickly taught that what you called barbecuing was actually just grilling.
Real barbeque is slow and low on indirect heat. So stop saying you are having people over for a barbeque when you are really having people over for a grill, OK?
4. You will root for a college you didn’t attend and like it.
Unless of course they are playing your alma mater, in which case you just have to sit there silently rooting for your team.
5. The fact that sweet tea isn’t offered at all restaurants will bum you out.
Why isn’t this a staple everywhere? It tastes like love. Sweet, sweet love.
6. Giving driving directions by landmarks becomes second nature.
“Just go until you see the big tower, then turn right. When you reach the fence with the hole in it turn left. Then before you know it — bam! — Disneyland.” — You now.
7. “Bless your heart” will become your favorite way of calling someone an idiot.