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Entry from March 08, 2019
“Here in the South, we don’t hide crazy. We parade it on the porch and give it sweet tea”

"We don’t hide the crazy. We parade it down the street” is a New Orleans Mardi Gras saying that has been printed on many images. There have been several variations of the saying. “One thing about the South is that we don’t hide our crazy people. We parade them around. Very proud of them,’ said Debbie Tyson” was printed in the McClatchy-Tribune Business News on February 5, 2010.

“‘In the South, we don’t hide crazy, we parade it on the front porch and give it a cocktail.’ —from Your Ecards #sotrue” was posted on Twitter by Jason Griggs on May 2, 2012. “In the South, we don’t hide crazy. We parade it on the front porch and offer it sweet tea #lovethesouth” was posted on Twitter by Olivia Dope on May 31, 2012.

“We don’t hide the crazy.. we parade it down the street” was posted on Twitter by Kassie K on January 12, 2014. “In #NewOrleans we don’t hide the crazy. We parade it down the street!! #MardiGras #parades” was posted on Twitter by E. C. Phone Home on January 31, 2014.

“Here in the South, we don’t hide crazy. We parade it in the streets and hang some beads on it. Happy http://pinterest.com/pin/164240717635053543/ …” was posted on Twitter by Rosanne Townsend on February 28, 2014. “Here in New Orleans we don’t hide crazy. We parade it in the streets and hang beads on it. Happy Mardi Gras!!!” was posted on Twitter by Adam David Mitchell on March 4, 2014.


5 February 2010, McClatchy-Tribune Business News (Washington, DC), “Sisters’ ‘Hospitality’ drives CAST’s latest farce” by Kevin Jeffers:
“One thing about the South is that we don’t hide our crazy people. We parade them around. Very proud of them,” said Debbie Tyson, who plays second-oldest sister Honey Raye Futrelle.

Twitter
Jason Griggs
@jag13
“In the South, we don’t hide crazy, we parade it on the front porch and give it a cocktail.” —from Your Ecards #sotrue
10:08 PM - 2 May 2012

Twitter
Susan
@MississippiDem
Here in the south we don’t hide crazy. We parade it on the front porch and give it a cocktail. Cheers y’all!
10:58 PM - 2 May 2012

Twitter
Olivia Dope
@PrimaDonna1994
In the South, we don’t hide crazy. We parade it on the front porch and offer it sweet tea #lovethesouth
11:38 PM - 31 May 2012

Twitter
‘MericaSrat
@MericaSrat
Here in the South we don’t hide crazy. We parade it on the front porch and give it a sweet tea.
9:09 PM - 29 Jul 2012

Twitter
JessicaDabbit
@Jessica_Dabbit
Here in the south we don’t hide our crazy.... We parade it around on the front pouch and give it a sweet tea!!
8:04 PM - 7 Nov 2012

Twitter
David F.M. Vaughn
@DavidFMVaughn
Hollywood, where we don’t hide our crazy, we parade it down the street proudly.
10:29 PM - 25 Nov 2012

Google Books
Doreen: Blonde Ambition
By Leonardo Acebo
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2013
Pg. ?:
“We’re from the South,” Betsy said, trying to joke, “We don’t hide crazy....we parade it around and take it to parties.”

Times Free Press (Chattanooga, TN)
Southern Chic: Call ‘em rednecks, hillbillies, swamp people or mountain men, Southerners are hot on TV
September 8th, 2013 by Barry Courter in Life Entertainment
There is a Southernism that says, “We don’t hide our crazy kinfolk in the attic. We parade them around on the front porch and celebrate them.”

Twitter
Gadi Shamia
@gadishamia
Here in the South we don’t hide crazy. We parade it and give it a cocktail… #WordsOfWisdom
1:55 PM - 29 Dec 2013 from New Orleans, LA

Twitter
horse god
@ScarieCarrie_EL
here in the south we don’t hide crazy, we parade it down the street in flip flops and give it a cocktail
5:18 PM - 4 Jan 2014

Twitter
Kassie K
@lovelykamc
we don’t hide the crazy.. we parade it down the street.
7:12 PM - 12 Jan 2014

Twitter
Emily Callegan
@CuppyCakeCoutur
LOL any Louisianans want a shirt that says “We don’t hide the crazy, we parade it down the street” with a mardi gras mask!
3:49 PM - 28 Jan 2014

Twitter
E. C. Phone Home
@ecomisdabomb13
In #NewOrleans we don’t hide the crazy. We parade it down the street!! #MardiGras #parades
11:57 PM - 31 Jan 2014

Twitter
ROSANNE TOWNSEND
@rosannetownsend
Here in the South, we don’t hide crazy. We parade it in the streets and hang some beads on it. Happy http://pinterest.com/pin/164240717635053543/
12:42 PM - 28 Feb 2014

Twitter
Adam David Mitchell
@davidmitcha
Here in New Orleans we don’t hide crazy. We parade it in the streets and hang beads on it. Happy Mardi Gras!!!
10:41 PM - 4 Mar 2014

AL.com (Alabama)
At Mardi Gras ‘we don’t hide the crazy, we parade it down the street’
Posted Feb 15, 2015
By Dennis Pillion |
Shadow Barons Mardi Gras parade in Daphne
(...)
What’s the word? “We don’t hide our crazy, we parade it down the street.” This is apparently the Bird family Mardi Gras motto, and they all wore custom fleeces with the slogan stitched across the back.

Bustle
On National Iced Tea Day, 5 Alcoholic Iced Tea Recipes You Need In Your Life Immediately
By JAIME RITTER
June 10 2015
(...)
There’s actually a saying here that’s printed on T-shirts, and it says, “Here in the South, we don’t hide crazy. We parade it on the front porch and give it a sweet tea.” See? Sweet tea and southern hospitality just go together.

18 July 2015, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “No shortage of fun times in the Big Easy; History, food and culture make New Orleans a city like no other” by Judy Johnson, pg. H4:
The quote: “Here in the South we don’t hide crazy. We parade it in the streets and hang some beads on it,” is appropriate.

Google Books
In Case of Katrina:
Reinventing the Church in Post-Katrina New Orleans

By Ellen Blue
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books
2016
Pg. 122:
A Facebook meme that’s popular among New Orleanians proclaims, “We don’t hide crazy here. We parade it down the street.”

Google Books
Title We Don’t Hide the Crazy We Parade It Down the Streets: 150 Lined Journal Pages Planner Diary Notebook with Purple Mask and Quote on the Cover
Author 2020 Planners
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018
ISBN 1719270996, 9781719270991
Length 150 pages

Facebook
Orleans
February 19, 2018 ·
We don’t hide the crazy, we parade it down the street. New Orleans Mardi Gras in a nutshell, this was last Friday at Britomart. See you again next year 🎉

Google Books
Title We Don’t Hide Crazy We Parade on the Street: Mardi Gras Notebook, 6x9 Inch, 120 Page, Blank Lined, College Ruled Journal to Write in
Author Amy’s Notebooks Journals
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1796482889, 9781796482881
Length 122 pages
Subjects Religion › Holidays › General

Twitter
Sydney Chandler
@syds180turn
“We don’t hide the crazy. We parade it down the street”. Faites la fête! #MardiGras #FatTuesday #TuesdayThoughtsTranslate Tweet
5:59 PM - 5 Mar 2019

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