Bless Your Heart

Bless Your Heart

When I moved from West Virginia to Delaware, naturally there were adjustments to be made. Terminology, for one. For example, it’s a grocery “cart”, not a “buggy”.  I also learned there’s a difference between the “beach” (Rahoboth or Ocean City) and the “shore” (Jersey). 

Eventually, my speech picked some some of the flavor of that area. How much, you ask? Well, I can say  “wicked” and “y’all” in the same sentence, keeping the regional flavor for both words with no effort involved.

Some phrases though I thought were universal. I was wrong. One day at work, a co-worker asked me if I knew that “bless your heart” had more than one meaning.

Uh-oh.

It seems she said it to express sympathy to someone who didn’t take it that way. In case you don’t know, BYH is a phrase of many nuances, delivered according to circumstance and by intonation. 

So to save you any embarrassment (in case you don’t know), check out these examples in a video by So True, Y’all!

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