The Grammar Belle

Spiffing y'all up, one typo at a time

Category Archives: Southernisms

Creature Comforts

Hey, y’all! How’s everybody doing? I hope you’re staying, dry, cool, and storm damage-free. This is the craziest time of year here in Tornado Alley. Stay safe out there, y’all. … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Feelin’ Good

Hey, y’all! I was recently asked by a reader to clarify how to respond when someone asks, “How are you feeling?” I was happy to oblige—y’all know how much I … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

“Pah” Time

Hey, y’all! If you’re a regular reader, you already have heard the tales of my pie-making adventures. If you’re new ’round these parts, let me just say that I love … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

A Very Pregnant Pause

Hey, y’all! If you’ve spent any amount of time in the South or read anything by a Southern writer, you already know how much we Southerners love our colorful comparative … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 11 Comments

A Black-Tie Affair

Hey, y’all! From what I see in magazines and on the morning talk shows, the end of the wedding season is approaching. All those June brides are home from their … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 11 Comments

A Veritable Who’s Who

Hey, y’all! Hope you’re having a lovely week. And I hope I can make it a bit lovelier with a little grammar/spelling lesson AND a new cocktail recipe! Who’s with … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

“In or out? In or out?”

If you’re one of my McIver cousins, reading the title of this post will instantly bring back memories of our mamaw. For the rest of you, I hope it whets … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 12 Comments

No Red River Rivalry Today

Mornin’, y’all. “Guts and grace and mercy, we have shown them in our turn. When the fields had turned to dust and the skies began to burn. When the storm … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 12 Comments

Quien sabe dos lenguas . . .

  vale por dos.* Hey, y’all. No, you’re not lost. This is The Grammar Belle. Did ya know I’m bilingual? (I used to speak fairly fluent Russian, too, but I … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Today’s Post: More “Belle,” Less “Grammar”

Hey, y’all! Hope you had a lovely Easter/Passover/spring weekend. We spent ours in Hope, Arkansas. That’s where my mama was born and raised. It also happens to be the home … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 19 Comments

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