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English Guide to Southern Colloquialisms Part 1: 💖

Hey y'all!! Do you have a problem understanding the words uttered from a southerners' mouth? Yes, well then this Card is for you.

Do you just want to understand what in the cat's hair or Sam Hill is being said? Yes again, well you have stumbled across the right post now, ya hear?

If you know any of these sayings' then good job, you can skip this block, if not, I will break it down going left to right, so be sure to follow along:
1) Good night nurse: used to indicate or comment on a disastrous conclusion; also used to indicate surprise or exasperation
2) I'm fixing to: This is a whole 'nother sayin' for I'm about to. This phrase is commonly used.
3) Oh bless your heart: Expression for someone that is an idiot without saying such harsh words; term to express sincerity.
4) Oh my goodness gracious: Term for 'oh my god'
5) Hey y'all: Greeting. This is the same as sayin Hello everyone, hey all, what's up guys.
6) Howdy y'all: Another greeting. See #5
7) Lord have mercy: An expression used out of frustration and seeing no clear solution to a problem; expression of disbelief.
8) Gimme some suga: This means give me a kiss. Not literally to give someone the condiment sugar.
9) Come Hug my Neck: Give me a hug.
10) Put your big girl panties on: Quit complaining.
11) That dog Don't hunt: An obviously faulty endeavor; also as ~ /won't hunt/, predictive of failure. No go, non-starter
12) Hold your horses: Hold on; be patient.
13) Well Butter my butt and call me a Biscuit: Astonishment, surprised amazement, wow! You don't say! Well, I'll be.
14) It's over Yonder: It's over there
15) Don't count your chickens before they Hatch: Don't rely on something you are unsure about; making plans based on assumptions can lead to disappointment.
When a Southerner gets angry:
~He's got a burr in his saddle
~ His knickers are in a knot
~ She's having a hissy fit
~ She's having a hissy fit with a tail on it
~ He has a duck fit
~She has a dying duck fit
~ Mad as a mule chewin' on bumblebees
~ Madder than a wet hen
Southern Sayings About Bad Character:
~ You're lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut.
~ She's meaner than a wet panther
~ He's a snake in the grass
~ Why that egg-suckin' dawg!
~ His heart is a thumpin' gizzard
When Southerners are Busy:
~ I been running all over hell's half acre
~ She's busier than a cat covering crap on a marble floor
~ I'm as busy as a one legged cat in a sandbox
~ Busier than a moth in a mitten
~ Runnin' round like a chicken with it's head cut off.
~ Busy as a cat on a hot tin roof

Southern Sayings about Conceit and Vanity:
~ She's so stuck up, she'd drown in a rainstorm
~ She's stuck up higher than a light-pole
~ She has her nose so high in the air she could drown in a rainstorm
~ He thinks the sun comes up just to hear him crow.
Southern Expressions about Being Cheap:
~ He squeezes a quarter so tight the eagle screams
~ He's tighter than a bull's ass at fly time.
~ Tighter than a flea's ass over a rain barrel
~ I bought it for a song and you can sing it yourself
Southern Phrases About Being Broke or Poor:
~ Too poor to paint, too proud to whitewash.
~ I'm as poor as a church mouse.
~ I'm so poor I can't afford to pay attention.
~ He was so poor, he had a tumbleweed as a pet.
~ I couldn’t buy a hummingbird on a string for a nickel.
~ I’m so poor I couldn’t jump over a nickel to save a dime.
~ He doesn't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of.
Southerners Know Happiness When They See It:
~ He's as happy as if he had good sense.
~ Happier than ol' Blue layin' on the porch chewin' on a big ol' catfish head.
~ Happy as a dead pig in the sunshine.
~ Grinnin' like a possum eatin' a sweet tater.
~ Well that just dills my pickle.

This concludes Part one: Y'all come back now ya hear?


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