"I realized that you are just like Princess Leia."
I stared at him with my jaw hanging open, both in awe of what he said and of how touched I was by it.
One doesn't *become* a Southern lady. You either are, or you are not. No amount of acclimation will make up for a lack of upbringing based on bare feet, good manners, and the mastery of "puddling" rather than sweating.