In the south, “Bless your heart” = “Up yours.” In a sweet way, y’know. I love the language of the south and am finally getting the hang of it after two years in TN.
posted on 03/07/2012 12:16:45 PM PST
(Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
I say “Bless your/his/her heart” all the time, and don’t mean it in a nasty way. Depends on the context of the conversation.
posted on 03/07/2012 1:07:20 PM PST
Bless your heart can be used that way, it can also be meant as a term of deep sympathy if the person has had anything from a bad day to a tragedy.
The "up yours way" will generally involve a smile and it's always in reply to something snobby in my experience.
This is SC, so your mileage may vary when crossing state lines... :)
posted on 03/07/2012 1:25:14 PM PST
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