Favorite Southern Sayings

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    Feb 12, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    K so I was raised in Texas and I know the South is fucked conservative (and humid) but Southerners have some really charming expressions.

    I was curious if y'all have heard or use any in particular.

    My favorites are "tied nine ways to Sunday" (all jacked up) and "I'll be over directly" (I'm coming over right now)

    Where my Southern boys at?

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    Feb 12, 2013 4:36 AM GMT
    Dated a guy from Alabama. A few of my favorite/humorous words and sayings..

    - Buggy --> shopping cart
    - Bless your heart --> you're a moron
    - Toboggan --> wool beanie/cap
    - Soda --> pop
  • Karl

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    Feb 12, 2013 5:16 AM GMT
    I'm Southern !
    but not American lol
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    Feb 12, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
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    Feb 12, 2013 5:40 AM GMT
    Can you hear them, Clarice? The screaming of the lambs??
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    Feb 12, 2013 5:46 AM GMT
    I'm from Alabama myself, and boy do we have some terms that you city slickers just wouldn't understand!

    Darn tootin
    Fit as a fiddle
    Fixin - as in: "I'm fixin to be going to the store."

    Also, my grandpa is one of the most old school, country, guys you will ever meet. He still uses "yeller" to say yellow icon_lol.gif! I love that guy!

    And other stuffs icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 12, 2013 5:48 AM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidI'm from Alabama myself, and boy do we have some terms that you city slickers just wouldn't understand!

    Darn tootin
    Fit as a fiddle
    Fixin - as in: "I'm fixin to be going to the store."

    Also, my grandpa is one of the most old school, country, guys you will ever meet. He still uses "yeller" to say yellow icon_lol.gif! I love that guy!

    And other stuffs icon_biggrin.gif
    LOL.. "fixin" is another one of my favorites. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 12, 2013 7:16 AM GMT
    Despite living in Virginia most of my life, I don't have a Southern accent at all. Then again, Northern Virginia has always been an exception to the rest of the state icon_rolleyes.gif I can't even imitate a Southern accent of any kind without sounding ridiculous.

    My dad and his family are from "real" Virginia, and so he's full of interesting sayings. However, considering his history in the Navy and all, sometimes I can't tell if he's giving Southern or military talk.

    Anyway, I'd have to say that Southern expressions are by far the most creative, colorful, and hilarious compared to anywhere else in the US. There's also a hint a wisdom in many of them!

    By the way, I say "buggy" myself. It's just shorter to say that than "shopping cart."
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    Feb 12, 2013 7:42 AM GMT
    Young, dumb and full of cum?
    I could put that on any thread topic here and somehow it'll always work.
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    Feb 12, 2013 12:28 PM GMT
    "I'm fixin"- meaning I want somtehing
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    Feb 12, 2013 12:47 PM GMT
    pasfu31 said"I'm fixin"- meaning I want somtehing


    Actually - I'm fixin' to --- means I am about to do something. Although in our haste we have now shortened that to I'm fi'n to...


    Also we overuse the word y'all.

    We replace curse words with things like --- dang and dad-gum...

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    Feb 12, 2013 1:11 PM GMT
    My aunt in Virginia would always say "WELL!" (sounds like WAYUL), when things didn't go smoothly.
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:20 PM GMT
    The Walmarts
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:21 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidBless Yer Heart!


    This tops the list of any southern saying! You can say the most insulting, rudest thing about someone and then soften the blow with bless yer heart.

    Example: "That guy he's going out with sure is ugly.......bless his heart!!"
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
    When I was growing up in South Carolina, Coke (or, more specifically Co-Cola) was the generic name for pop. It was the catch-all term for any carbonated beverage. So the conversation would go, and still goes, like this:

    "What you want to drink?"

    "Co-Cola, please"

    "What kind?"

    "A Mountain Dew"
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:44 PM GMT
    "Ima gonna make yah all squeal like a pig..."
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:46 PM GMT
    y'all want some sweat tea?
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    RadRTT saidy'all want some sweat tea?
    ummm, depends on whose "sweat" it is?
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:02 PM GMT
    Git er done
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:44 PM GMT
    snowman3 saidWhen I was growing up in South Carolina, Coke (or, more specifically Co-Cola) was the generic name for pop. It was the catch-all term for any carbonated beverage. So the conversation would go, and still goes, like this:

    "What you want to drink?"

    "Co-Cola, please"

    "What kind?"

    "A Mountain Dew"


    We use coke as the generic term for a soft-drink here.
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:45 PM GMT
    My mother's side of the family is from the south. A lot of the sayings I heard growing up follow:

    - Don't put feathers on a dog and try to tell me it's a chicken

    - Don't dig up snakes just to kill them

    - I'm hungrier than a woodpecker with a headache

    - Nobody ever drowned in sweat

    - He's built like a brick shit house

    - I feel like I've been rode hard and put up wet

    - That boy is as queer as a football bat

    - I'll be on you like white on rice

    - God don't like ugly

    - He's as red on the head as the dick on my dog

    - She's so hot I'd suck her daddy's dick
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    fixin and bless her heart are my favorite two.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 12, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
    RadRTT saidy'all want some sweat tea?


    Lol, I pictured Paula Dean for a second there.icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    credo said
    - That boy is as queer as a football bat



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    Feb 12, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said

    So, in that vein, here's one from PEI..."oh, so you're from away?" Anyone who didn't live on the island was "from away"....so there's only two places in the world: PEI and from away. Nice and simple. icon_lol.gif


    I thought that was a Newfieism, not from PEI. I guess its all islanders