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"Yankees think we talk funny. God talks like we do. Yankees don’t understand that the Southern way of talking is a language of nuance. What we can do in the South is we can take a word and change it just a little bit and make it mean something altogether different. Take the word ‘naked.’ It means you ain’t got no clothes on. Sometimes ‘naked’ just won’t do. You need something a little bit stronger. So we change the word just a little bit. We say ‘nekkid.’ ‘Naked’ means you ain’t got no clothes on. ‘Nekkid’ means you ain’t got no clothes on and you’re up to something. ‘Darlene was nekkid.’ [Laughter.] Sounds like you know Darlene."

Lewis Grizzard quoted in the New York Times, 1990.

1 posted on 02/14/2013 12:54:55 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Bump for reference.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 1:03:48 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: virgil283

I sure miss him.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 1:04:41 PM PST by Dacula (Obama will send women into combat, but not let his son (if he had one) play football.)
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To: virgil283

“Life is like a dog sled team. If you aint the lead dog the view never changes.” - Louis Grizzard


4 posted on 02/14/2013 1:08:21 PM PST by circlecity
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To: virgil283

One of my favorite lines by Grizzard was the title of one of his books:

“Elvis Is Dead And I Don’t Feel So Good Myself”


5 posted on 02/14/2013 1:26:02 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: virgil283

Loved this guy. I miss reading his column in the newspapers.

Does anyone remember reading about the guy who brought a girlfriend with him on a private plane? And how the plane crashed? And why?

Good times.


6 posted on 02/14/2013 1:28:18 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: virgil283

Grizzard was very big where I come from (Georgia), his column appearing in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

I was young when he died; I knew who he was but wasn’t very familiar with him before that. It was only a few years later I discovered his books and found archives of his articles on line.

He was a genuine treasure...great writer. If he were still alive, he’d be having a field day with Obama’s regime and the general state of the country.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 1:33:08 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: virgil283

R.I.P. Lewis still lots of material there. I guess that is part of the why one becomes a writer so your ideas have a chance to last longer than you do. This southerner by choice (former damn yankee) still loves your stuff.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 1:40:39 PM PST by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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Love all his books, especially “Elvis is Dead and I Don’t Feel so Good Myself” and “Shoot Low, Boys, They’re Riding Shetland Ponies”


10 posted on 02/14/2013 1:47:31 PM PST by scottinoc
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To: virgil283

I still miss him.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 1:52:17 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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One of my fav memories, getting tickets to Lew's show, and taking my Dad. (worried Dad might hurt himself laughing so hard!)
That, and taking Dad up in a rental plane to see his farm from above for the first time!
(yeah, he turned slightly green from turbulence!)
12 posted on 02/14/2013 1:55:08 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: virgil283

That dog would bite youuu...


13 posted on 02/14/2013 2:01:58 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: virgil283

Thank you for reminding me about Grizzard :-).

I worked for a large law firm in Florida as a legal assistant. All of the legal assistants were female and then one day they hired this yankee guy. The ladies club held him at some distance simply because they were clueless as to what sort of critter a male yankee legal assistant might be.

One day I exchanged some papers with him on a case and he asked me “What is kudzu?”. I asked him why he wanted to know and he answered that he had been reading Lewis Gizzard and there were some things he couldn’t figure out.

I spent about an hour educating him and after that he became part of the crowd. The ladies forgave him both his gender and his northern origins, because obviously, anyone who will read Lewis Gizzard and try to understand is a good guy.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 3:15:09 PM PST by Roses0508
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One of my favorite lines from him: I won’t get married again, I’ll just find a woman I can’t stand and buy her a house.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 3:30:51 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: virgil283

Bookmark!!
I loved to listen to Lewis Grizzard; his line about giving a house to a woman he didn’t like was my favorite.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 3:39:20 PM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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