Maybe you know the saying: if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all? Of course, plenty of people have sounded nice when the intention is cutting. Writer Helen Ellis includes this type of comment in the vernacular of the Southern Lady Code. She flips the saying on its head, and defines it as when you don’t have something nice to say, [and you] say something not-so-nice in a nice way. This is when things are tacitly expressed, like this phrase, which many of our listeners mentioned to us. My favorite is bless your heart around these parts, we know what that means pic.twitter.com/N2UJXARI96 — michelle ferrell (@MadameMiso) April 12, 2019 Southern coded sweetness isnt the only way meaning is indirectly conveyed via regional...
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