One of my friends from school comes from a long line of dysfunctional southern women who think that if they throw out enough buzzwords, everyone will think they're southern royalty. Said friend is very sweet most of the time, but she tends to do things like go on and on about her "super expensive bag" that she sent in to get cleaned. Or she'll talk about how the women in her family are "proper southern ladies" who wear hats to church, as if hats were golden tickets to the pearly gates. Yesterday she held a professor and a small group of us hostage with yet another story about the south (this time it was about fishing) that made said prof's eyes glaze over. It was like pulling teeth, but no one was willing to tell her that she was droning on, and on, and on.
She just tries so hard and so earnestly that it backfires on her constantly. For instance, she'll gossip and call a whole slew of people "rude", but then she'll get wasted and slur out "I'm a lady. I don't do stuff like those trashy girls do." I have to call her SS because she's so oblivious to the irony of all of her comments yet she persists in making them.