Favorite Southern Sayings

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    Feb 13, 2013 12:56 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidMost of ya'll don't know anything about us Southerners.

    Your relatives are fucking with you.


    Amen! Thank you! lol
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
    dudewithabeard said
    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


    So true, I went JU there and had a great time, lots of good memories, others not so much. Yes, have not returned but I am sure it has changed. I do miss southern cooking sometimes...nothing beats it.
  • equus77

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    Feb 13, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    Another variation of over yonder I've heard is down yonder...

    I might could do that...

    Mash that button (or anything)...
  • LJay

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    Feb 13, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
    Roguewave saidI'm sweatin' like a whore in church.


    I have always liked the version: Sweatin' like a whore in a Baptist choir.
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    I have lived in the south all of my life and my favorite saying is using the word "touched" if someone ain't right you say they were 'touched" for instance You have to look over Sam he's touched. I had a cousin who was kicked in the head by a mule and no one would say he had brain damage everyone explained to anyone who inquired about him that he was touched.

    One of my favorites concerning being gay is "light in his loafers". He told my brother that I was light in my loafers. We have tried to get him to say Gay but he won't do it. I guess it has to do with him being 82 years old and the fact that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

    Also for a heavy person you'd ask how much lard did it take to get them in those jeans, that dress whatever article of clothing is too tight for them to be wearing.
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    "That's like throwin' the baby out with the bath water..."

    And if you go to any rural town in Middle/South Georgia to North Florida, each one will have a Piggly Wiggly.

    (and yes, they call it "Middle" Georgia up there and not "Central" Georgia"--it's true...I'm an alum of Middle Georgia College)
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:25 AM GMT
    Fixin to mosey

    like white on rice

    like stink on shit

    lower than a snake belly in a wheel rut

    drive it or build a fence around it

    jump big or stay home
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:29 AM GMT
    cent.

    The plural of cent, as in 50 cent.
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:02 AM GMT
    "Waai donchu come-on an' sit a spell,...an' tell maamaa all about it".
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    My Father was the Country Veterinarian and I heard lots of these:

    I'ma goina make me up a mess o beans
    It's a right far piece
    With all the fixins
    Blessssss her haaart
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 13, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    "Ya'all should be tied, yaknow"...

    I don't know how many times I heard that growing up!

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    Feb 13, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWell ain't that a hum dinger!

    You're about as useless as tits on a bore hog.

    Let's go muddin'.

    Y'all come back now, ya hear?


    Hon, why do you want to bore a hog?
    Bet he is bored already.
    Afore ya'll go pickin' on us Sutherners, ya'll might wanna check yer spellin', poor thang.
    Reckon that's about right.


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    Feb 13, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    FitGwynedd said
    credo saidMy 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


    Brick shithouse is British, specifically Lancashire and Yorkshire


    Truth. My relatives came from English-settled farming towns in South Dakota and they say that.
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:44 AM GMT
    upsguy68 said
    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...


    Feel better?
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    I love that Southern folks say "wreck(ed) it"

    Sounds so much cooler than "broke it" or "destroyed it" . . man I miss living there.
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    Feb 13, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    My grandmother actually used to say this: "I'm as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs".
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    Feb 13, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    I say "It's colder than a witches tit in a bronze bra!" I also say perty and yesterdy and Mondy and Tuesdy and Wednesdy...etc. There is so much to pick at.
    "Shit ain't dirty til it hits the ground."
    "I'm gonna stomp a mudhole in your ass."
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    Feb 13, 2013 3:59 AM GMT
    Haha I love this thread. I'm slowly becoming more aware of my southern accent and expressions now that I live in the north. I've said a lot of these things here already and gotten some strange looks.

    Aside from accents (like cutting the g's off of words - 'huntin' instead of 'hunting'), I had a funny night when I told my roommate that I had a "hankerin for some apple pie." Apparently, no one up in the great white north uses the word hankering. I had to define it.icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    I like Credo's list. icon_lol.gif

    "You're as full of shit as a Christmas turkey."

    "His breath could knock a buzzard off a shit wagon."
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    "That'll put lead in yer pencil."
  • LeanGuyGSO

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    Feb 13, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    One my mother used to always say...." I done told you fitty leven (50-11) times....

    El fer God's sake
    I aint seen ya in a month a Sundys (Sundays)
    Hold ya horses there mister
    Slicker than cat shit on a linoleum floor
    Lord, I could mess up a two car funeral
    Aint got the sense the good Lord gave him
    I'm fixin to jerk a knot in your tail
    She's havin a hissy fit
    Shit or get off the pot
    Aint got a pot to piss in
    Slower than molasses
    Shut ya piehole
    See ya next time, Good Lord willin and the creek don't rise....

    And they still make me smile to this day when I hear them... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:31 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    BIG_N_TALL saidWhere should I start.....
    Over yonder.


    I can't speak for others, but South Carolinians are partial to saying 'over there' as in 'over dare'.

    Another favorite.... nothing = nuttin'
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:18 PM GMT
    "Well dip my balls in cream and put me in a room full of kittens!"
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    Feb 14, 2013 11:47 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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    Yeah...OK.
    This coming from some old fat broke-down queen living in a squalid shack in that depraved part of New Orleans. You can work on that Victorian outhouse all you want. Still just lipstick on a pig.

    Tristan
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    Feb 14, 2013 11:48 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    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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    And let us not forget Paulflexes. Actually Paulflexes what?
    You are the same douche who contemplated getting rid of his dog because he was sick, and it was too cold outside to have to take your dog to go to the bathroom. And you laughed at me being called a "nellie" by that other bafoon?)
    And then there was the big move, where you and your wind-up toy plane could not take your dog with you, and was looking for shipping companies. And if one couldn't be found, you were going to take her back to the pound.
    And after all that, you show your true hypocritical colors by posting, "You didn't abandon your dog. You sent him for help. He knows that. Dogs are smarter than you think." in that heartbreaking thread, "Woke Up to Find My Dog Paralyzed." You're a joke physically and mentally.

    Tristan