Favorite Southern Sayings

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    Feb 12, 2013 11:52 PM GMT
    I've been living here in the house in Western VA, pretty much fulltime since "Super BITCH Sandy" had her way with NJ.

    And I swear I really can't understand half of the hillbillys that live hear. My immediate neighbors, yes. They are truly Southern gentlemen and ladies whose slight accent is actually gracious. But the main populous? icon_eek.gif WOW....icon_exclaim.gif

    I hired some contractors to do some work here, and I actually told the guy to write down what he is trying to say!!!icon_confused.gif

    I have yet to hear any "favorite Southern sayings." Other than an older black guy that was painting the garage call me a "cracker". What ever the hell that means. And then this dumb white hillbilly said I am now a Damn Yankee because I'm living here now. When I would just come for "vistin" I was just a Yankee. icon_eek.gif

    Tristan

    OH!!! AND ALL THE MALES DOWN HERE SEEM TO SPIT!!!
    I MEAN HOW FUCKING DISGUSTING IS THAT?!?!? icon_mad.gif
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    musclefetish1 said
    OH!!! AND ALL THE MALES DOWN HERE SEEM TO SPIT!!!
    I MEAN HOW FUCKING DISGUSTING IS THAT?!?!? icon_mad.gif


    Next time you see that:
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    If something is cold, or it's cold outside, my Bud-bud (grandpa...lol) always says "It's colder than a well-digger's butt in Idaho". Not sure if that's a saying or just my crazy grandpa but I've always enjoyed it.
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidI've been living here in the house in Western VA, pretty much fulltime since "Super BITCH Sandy" had her way with NJ.

    And I swear I really can't understand half of the hillbillys that live hear. My immediate neighbors, yes. They are truly Southern gentlemen and ladies whose slight accent is actually gracious. But the main populous? icon_eek.gif WOW....icon_exclaim.gif

    I hired some contractors to do some work here, and I actually told the guy to write down what he is trying to say!!!icon_confused.gif

    I have yet to hear any "favorite Southern sayings." Other than an older black guy that was painting the garage call me a "cracker". What ever the hell that means. And then this dumb white hillbilly said I am now a Damn Yankee because I'm living here now. When I would just come for "vistin" I was just a Yankee. icon_eek.gif

    Tristan

    OH!!! AND ALL THE MALES DOWN HERE SEEM TO SPIT!!!
    I MEAN HOW FUCKING DISGUSTING IS THAT?!?!? icon_mad.gif



    To me Appalachians are a whole other different folk from Southerners. They sound quite different too.
  • upsguy68

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    Feb 13, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    hoosier_daddy saidwhen asked if something would happen . . .

    God willin' and the crick don't rise


    Should be Creek, instead of crick, referring to the Creek Indians...
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:16 AM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidI've been living here in the house in Western VA, pretty much fulltime since "Super BITCH Sandy" had her way with NJ.

    And I swear I really can't understand half of the hillbillys that live hear. My immediate neighbors, yes. They are truly Southern gentlemen and ladies whose slight accent is actually gracious. But the main populous? icon_eek.gif WOW....icon_exclaim.gif

    I hired some contractors to do some work here, and I actually told the guy to write down what he is trying to say!!!icon_confused.gif

    I have yet to hear any "favorite Southern sayings." Other than an older black guy that was painting the garage call me a "cracker". What ever the hell that means. And then this dumb white hillbilly said I am now a Damn Yankee because I'm living here now. When I would just come for "vistin" I was just a Yankee. icon_eek.gif

    Tristan

    OH!!! AND ALL THE MALES DOWN HERE SEEM TO SPIT!!!
    I MEAN HOW FUCKING DISGUSTING IS THAT?!?!? icon_mad.gif





    Good Lord but this boi "sounds" like a limp wristed, Nellie Yankee.

    Ain't he just something special!

    God bless his lil' heart.




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    Feb 13, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    calibro saidthe war of northern aggression


    Preface: There is Charleston. And then there is the rest of the South, one undifferentiated mass.

    In my hometown, the War is called "The Recent Unpleasantness."

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    Feb 13, 2013 12:19 AM GMT
    rnch said
    musclefetish1 saidI've been living here in the house in Western VA, pretty much fulltime since "Super BITCH Sandy" had her way with NJ.

    And I swear I really can't understand half of the hillbillys that live hear. My immediate neighbors, yes. They are truly Southern gentlemen and ladies whose slight accent is actually gracious. But the main populous? icon_eek.gif WOW....icon_exclaim.gif

    I hired some contractors to do some work here, and I actually told the guy to write down what he is trying to say!!!icon_confused.gif

    I have yet to hear any "favorite Southern sayings." Other than an older black guy that was painting the garage call me a "cracker". What ever the hell that means. And then this dumb white hillbilly said I am now a Damn Yankee because I'm living here now. When I would just come for "vistin" I was just a Yankee. icon_eek.gif

    Tristan

    OH!!! AND ALL THE MALES DOWN HERE SEEM TO SPIT!!!
    I MEAN HOW FUCKING DISGUSTING IS THAT?!?!? icon_mad.gif





    Good Lord but this boi "sounds" like a limp wristed, Nellie Yankee.

    Ain't he just something special!

    God bless his lil' heart.




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    Feb 13, 2013 12:19 AM GMT
    art90 said
    JRaRJ_2694 said
    art90 saidI love southern aphorisms. They are hysterical! Check out this book if you ever get the chance:
    {Regular werdbook}

    You're too well spoken to be from the South I've experienced. Wish I could adapt better. I'm more FL & MD than SC.


    Oh, I just love them. I'm not a native southern boy. Bahaha, sorry!

    One could say I'm "Lyin' like a no-legged dog."

    I'm no true Southerner. I have started to sound it, but sure don't act it. Whatever that means.
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:20 AM GMT
    BIG_N_TALL saidWhere should I start.....
    Over yonder.
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:22 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidOver yonder.

    Used to say that in high school. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:22 AM GMT
    I'm from eastern NC, and we do have a couple that may be unique to us:

    To describe someone who's particularly stingy: "He's tighter than Dick's hatband" (no one ever told me who "Dick" was, but evidently he was a serious cheapskate)

    To describe how good someone's cooking is: "So good it made me wanna slap my momma!"

    We also used "ponder" a lot when we were thinking about something, and were not yet sure about what we were going to do about it.
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    JRaRJ_2694 said
    paulflexes saidOver yonder.

    Used to say that in high school. icon_lol.gif
    Did you also walk to school 5 miles in mud and snow, uphill both ways?
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:26 AM GMT
    God don't make no junk

    Well bless yer little peapickin' heart! (Tennessee Ernie Ford)

    new broom sweeps clean but 't takes and old broom to move the dirt

    You ain't from 'round here are ya?

    somethin' in my shoe besides my foot

    Your daddy won't no glassblower. (Get out of the way. I can't see through you.)
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:27 AM GMT
    FitGwynedd said
    credo said
    - He's built like a brick shit house



    Brick shithouse is British, specifically Lancashire and Yorkshire


    The actual etymology isn't known, but "built like a brick shithouse" is believed to have originated in Canada. On the flipside, "(She is) built like a brick shithouse". has roots in U.S., UK and Australia.

    While I'm certain it isn't a phrase that was coined in the southern U.S., it is used frequently in the South; specifically, Tennessee, where a lot of my family was born and raised.

    I only included it in my list because it was a term that the southern redneck side of my family used on a regular basis.
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:29 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
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    paulflexes saidOver yonder.

    Used to say that in high school. icon_lol.gif
    Did you also walk to school 5 miles in mud and snow, uphill both ways?

    At various points in my life, yes. Also walking miles in the blistering hot desert summer sun.
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:31 AM GMT
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    paulflexes said
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    paulflexes saidOver yonder.

    Used to say that in high school. icon_lol.gif
    Did you also walk to school 5 miles in mud and snow, uphill both ways?

    At various points in my life, yes. Also walking miles in the blistering hot desert summer sun.
    Hiking in AZ doesn't count.
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    fotoben saidThe best one I remember was "Imma go cut a switch and whoop you!"
    Then they'd pull a slender limb off a tree to spank you with.

    Also "don't make me swat you!"


    My grandparents always threatened me with a switch!
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    Some of you don't know the difference between southern and country.


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    Feb 13, 2013 12:34 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JRaRJ_2694 said
    paulflexes said
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    paulflexes saidOver yonder.

    Used to say that in high school. icon_lol.gif
    Did you also walk to school 5 miles in mud and snow, uphill both ways?

    At various points in my life, yes. Also walking miles in the blistering hot desert summer sun.
    Hiking in AZ doesn't count.

    I walked as my transportation. At least 3 miles a day.
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    dudewithabeard saidSome of you don't know the difference between southern and country.

    I don't know my ass from my elbow here- I swear!
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    "You'all going to the Piggly Wiggly"...

    I used to live in Jacksonville, Florida and the 1st time I heard this had not idea that it was a chain store, but it cracked me upicon_lol.gif
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    I'm sweatin' like a whore in church.
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    uombroca said"You'all going to the Piggly Wiggly"...

    I used to live in Jacksonville, Florida and the 1st time I heard this had not idea that it was a chain store, but it cracked me upicon_lol.gif


    That was before my time here. It's a different city now as was Atlanta when I left 11 years ago but yet the stereotypes remain. yay icon_biggrin.gif

    all in good fun though
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    Most of ya'll don't know anything about us Southerners.

    Your relatives are fucking with you.