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Translation Tuesday: The Pig

July 26, 2011

The Pig. When I first came down here it took me MONTHS to figure out what the hell my fellow hallmates from SC in my freshmen residence hall were talking about. Always asking if I needed something or if I wanted to come along for their trip to the Pig. The Pig, is Southern slang for the Piggly Wiggly… a grocery store.


I believe that it is part of a larger company, but from what I can tell a locally owned part is based in theCarolinas. Anytime I drive down I-26 toCharlestonI always pass the distribution center. And the people who do the tours of the battery always point out the owner’s house with the stone pigs on the front porch. I am using logical deduction here to say they are based in theCarolinas.


It is a small and friendly grocery store, with some good products. The big part of the southern love comes from the t-shirts that are associated with the store. There are a number of them out there, but they all have the icon cartoon pig face with his little hat cornered on his head. They usually have the phrase, “I’m big on the Pig” somewhere on them and I’ve even seen them with the little pig tail on the back of the shirt. They come in all sorts of colors… and there is even a 4th of July one! You know you have arrived once you get your very own Pig shirt.


Google it… I am sure they can ship the shirts to you!

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  1. August 1, 2011 11:13 am

    If you go to Hilton Head, you definitely have to buy a Pig shirt! I have a light blue one and my hubby has a green one! (We just try not to wear them on the same day!)

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