A few weeks ago a girl in the newsroom said something so funny I almost fell out of my chair laughing. We were talking about how southern people will deep fry just about anything, and she said:
My grandmama would fry a BABY if she could. She'd then proceed to CAN that baby, because she cans everything in sight -- pears, apples, babies, if that were socially acceptable.
I think that adequately illustrates the southerner's love of fried food and canning food to preserve it.
We now have a quote sheet on the wall of the newsroom to keep track of quotable moments like this one.