1. After making some faux pas, you can cover it by telling a Yank "That's how we do it in the South"... and they'll believe you. And they think we're gullible and naive.
2. Fried chicken: we gave the rest of you the Colonel, but you've never had mama's.
3. Hot girls who drive pickup trucks.
4. We invented putting "the" in front of everything that is so popular on the internet these days: "She got the cancer."
5. It is socially acceptable to put gravy on anything.
Top 5 People From Kentucky That I'm Proud Of
1. Hunter S. Thompson
2. Richard Hell
3. Les McCann
4. Johnny Depp
5. Ned Beatty
Top 3 People From Kentucky I Wish Would Stop Reminding Everyone In Sight Where They Are From
1. Rebecca Gayheart
2. Jennifer Love-Hewitt
3. Ashley Judd
I met a woman of Asian descent yesterday afternoon in her late 30's to early 40's. She was a cashier at a fast-food place in Nebraska and had a really thick accent, so I'm assuming she is an emigrant and not a second or third generation descendent. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but a lot of people of Asian origin adopt "Americanized" names in place of their given name, since their tongue is so very different from our own. This is understandable. The moniker chosen by this woman, clearly stated on her name-tag?
With the exception of the name Jezebel, I can't think of any other female name in our culture that carries such a specific, negative common-conciousness with it. I mean, in what other context could someone from outside our culture have heard that name and thought, "That's what I want my name to be!" Not that it's not a pretty name; it's the cultural baggage that comes with it in terms of jokes and long-winded blog entries by yammering assholes. I'm guessing either someone played a horribly cruel joke on her by suggesting that name before she could be made aware of its context in Western culture. Possibly she is familiar with Lolita Davidovich from films she has seen. These are the only two I can fathom. She didn't appear to be retarded... although she was working in fast food.