By Terry Kay
The “something else” is what a Southerner may well name a catchall word, for it might follow to saint and sinner alike. It capability precisely what it implies: the individual referenced has made a reputation for him (her) self in a few manner—Asa, the under the influence of alcohol, changing into a conflict hero; the reigning heavyweight lard watermelon champion and Indian terror, Newell Proudfoot, in a grudge fit opposed to the Prichard twins; Felton Eugene Weaver’s upward thrust from whiskey runner to Hollywood motion picture repute; Elmo Parker and Monroe Dawson in a showdown baseball (generic term) among the Claybank cloth Tigers and the Jefferson Bluejays; and, final, the lovely Mattie Mae Blair’s occupation because the striptease artist, Princess Salome.
Written within the edged-in-humor form of cartoon, those tales are shared day-by-day in cafes and different accumulating spots in rural groups within the South. it's a perform embedded within the tradition, and all it takes for an off-the-cuff point out to turn into a tall story is one storyteller attempting to outdo one other. when you're within the corporation of such women and men, pause within reach and eavesdrop. while the snickering becomes a cackle, you are going to understand that somebody has been increased to being “something else.”