I have a sixteen yr old female character who has lived in the south her entire life. She's been bounced around from place to place(currently lives in tx), but those places have always been southern states.
I was just wondering if there are any popular phrases or words or even mannerisms I could throw in there to make my character more authentic. I've tried google, but I don't want her to turn out cliched and dated.
Anything would help and I thank you in advance!
Oh, I also have a teenage surfer beach bum so any tips there would be welcome as well. :)