Tuesday, April 18, 2006

You Know That You're Down South When...


Welcome to Dixie! The Home of Piggly Wiggly

18 comments:

the prisoner's wife said...

lol.

do you know...i've never seen one of these? (then again, i've only been down south once, and that was when i was 5!).

Stephen Bess said...

lol :) Yeah, you can't get more Southern United States than Piggly Wiggly.

faith said...

They tried them up North here, but they did not go over. I just remember when I was a kid going to the Piggly Wiggly. It always made me laugh to say Piggly Wiggly. But they were not around long. Plus when I was a kid I liked the pig in the picture, it made me think of the pig from the Bugs Bunny Cartoons, his name currently escapes me. I think the Piggly Wiggly must have been too Southern for us Minnesotans.

Stephen Bess said...

faith-
You are speaking of Mr. Porky Pig. :) Yes, there is a striking resemblance. That's interesting though. I never knew that it was anywhere else but in the south.

tryphina said...

Is there a hidden message behind the pig, and wig?? bwha aaaa What sentiment is associated with this? Is this saying something about the South, if yes, what????

This is a Stephen Bess-extraordinaire :)

You can tell I am not a native huh!!??

Brother Jero (BJ) said...

Damn right bro, we go past this shit every day.

Hope you are keeping well too.

Peace.

Stephen Bess said...

tryphina-
This is just showing how much southerners love their pig. :)

BJ-
There's a Piggly Wiggly in your neck of the woods? :)

All is well. What's up, bro!

Stunuh Jay said...

OOH!
I remember piggly wiggly, AWWWW....
I'll trade you a lime green ASDA(read UK Walmart) for a bright red piggly wiggly

barbie said...

Stephen you ain't right boy!!!! Why you wanna hate on da pig. I'll trade you a pig for that dam dam confederate flag they keep waving everywhere. What's it all mean? What's it all mean?

NML said...

This all went right over my head, but Americans sure have some funny names for stuff!

KA said...

This is so true! My sister and I were just talking about how Winn Dixie and Harris Teeter are pretty bad, but not nearly as nauseating as Piggly Wiggly. Ahhhh...the South. Looking forward to calling it my former home.

Bougie Black Boy said...

I LOVE(D) Piggly Wiggly. I've not seen one in YEARS!

Stephen Bess said...

stunuh-
The Pig is cool. I just go there for a special cornmeal that can only be bought in that particular region. It's fantastic!

barbie-
Haa Haa! I have no hate for Piggly Wiggly. The flag is another story, but what can you do when it's the state flag? Protest! We snatched ours down during a demonstration on Savannah State's campus.

nml-
Yeah, it's a southern US thang. :)It is a funny name, huh.

ka-
Yes, you don't realize what you're missing until you go into Publix or stores in the affluent sections of town.

sej-
Yes, the Pig still rules in Martin Co. North Carolina. :)

KA said...

I LOVE Publix. Darn NC has not a one. I had to spend a the summer in Alabama last year, and Publix alone made life so much more bearable!

Brea said...

Lol! I was in South Carolina first time I saw one of these.

kathi said...

That is so hysterical, very, very true!!

Stephen Bess said...

brea-
It's an institution. :)

kathi-
Yes, good ol' Piggly Wiggly. It ain't fancy, but it's home. Hey! That can be there new slogan. :)

Tu s. Tin said...

I have seen these before but here in PA. we have "Giant Eagle". Lived in florida for a while. always think about The circle K there, we dont have those either?
funny how chains reigonal like that.

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