“What Does Mash Mean?” on Talk Southern to Me

Ever heard a Southerner say “mash that button… no THAT one… MASH IT HARDER!” or something along those lines? If you’re not from Here, you probably screwed up your face in confusion. I can promise you that you’re not the only one who’s wondered! Mash is used around here so frequently and totally that it’s one of those words that’s Southern-specific. So what DOES mash mean!? For the most part if you Of course, being that Moonshine is made with serious passion in the South, and mash is a term for the mixture of ingredients combined to make Moonshine through fermentation, understanding the meaning of the word “mash” is totally based on the context of the conversation. Now you could mash up the ingredients used to make mash…. but let’s not get carried away. If you can’t get ahold of REAL, homemade White Lightening I highly suggest you check out the Ole Smoky Mountain Distillery Moonshine selection! It’s good stuff, and I’m not being paid to say that. Try the Apple Pie variety and thank me later. Use Mash in a sentence this week and feel the satisfaction of feeling the visceral description of the action it describes. Join us…

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What is a Jon Jon ? Talk Southern to Me

If you’ve ever heard Southern women talking about children’s clothing and you’re not from Here, you may have heard foreign-sounding terms, like Bishop (a style of little girl’s dress that flows like a clergy cassock), smocking (a type of decorative stitching/embroidery that fancies up children’s clothing) bubble suit (not like the Michelin Tire Man), or Jon Jon. Jon Jons (or John Johns, depending on who’s spelling it) are outfits for little boys that are kind of like overalls but are made of one cotton print fabric. They are usually shorts, but can also be made with long legs for cold weather. Sometimes there is smocking on the chest/bib area, and other times you will see an applique or no embellishment of any kind. They can be fancy for special occasions/holidays/church or very simple, to be worn while the little boy is outside playing. Southern Moms like them because they’re comfortable for the little boy, versatile, and look more “polished” than a t-shirt and shorts for a playdate. You’ll see them worn with and without shirts under the outfit. Now that you know WHAT they are, you’re probably wondering where on Earth the name “Jon Jon” came from. Remember little John…

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How to Rent the Perfect Tux

As we barrel head-first into prom season, ladies are looking for the perfect dress online and in every boutique they pass. So much planning goes into every part of their ensemble for the big event! Entire industries focus on ladies’ formal attire needs, but too often men’s options for formal wear are neglected in special occasion planning. We immediately think of the basic black tuxedo, complete with the standard black bow tie and cummerbund when someone mentions men’s formal wear, and while that’s a great option, many men want options to show their individual tastes when it comes to dressing to impress. Many are left wondering how to rent the perfect tux and where they can find the place that will best help them look like a million bucks. Here are some tips on accomplishing this sometimes daunting feat: 1) Decide Whether to Rent or Buy-– Is this a tuxedo you will want to wear again? Will you need to wear a tuxedo multiple times over the next few years? If so, buying could be the right decision for you, but if not, then renting is suggested. Plus, it renting gives you the option to grow and change your look…

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