Southern words and phrases

Well, as you probably know by now, my family is one of a kind!  We were born and raised in the South and definitely carry that “twang” that sets us apart from everyone else.  I got a list here with some of the words and phrases that we use.  I’ll throw in some examples to help ya understand ’em a lil’ better!  LOL

farn– Them folks talk funny.  They must be from a farn country.

thank– I thank I’ll just stay here and drank.

tar– I gotta change that tar on my pick-up truck.

duckies (money)- I need some duckies to go shopping this afternoon.

Jawjuh– Welcome to Jawjuh, the great peach state!

mokey (remote control)- Hand me the mokey so I can change the channel.

far– You keep playin’ with them there matches you gonna catch this place on far.

jauntsamore– Are you done eating or jauntsamore?

drinky poo (alcoholic drink)- I’m bout to head to the bar to get a drinky poo.

hire yew–  Hey, hire yew doin’?

best– You best not come home late!

ignert– That boy sure is ignert.  He ain’t gotta lick of sense.

ahr– Yer so late!  You shoulda been here an ahr ago!

bob war– Don’t get hurt on that bob war fence over yonder. <~~Yonder is one of them words too!  haha

fixin’– I’m fixin’ to head to the store.

tore up (sad)- He sure was tore up when his dog died.

iont– Iont know how to get to yer house.

cayut (cat)- That cayut better stay outta the youngins’ sandbox.

everthang– Everthang is taken care of for the party on Saturday.

nekkid– That man was nekkid as a jaybird yaw.  He didn’t have a stitch of clothing on!

fumeer– I ain’t got the directions.  Where do we go fumeer?

purdy– She sure is purdy in that red dress.

stain– How long you stain at the lake?

laht– It’s dark in here.  Turn on that laht please.

ill–  He pissed me off.  I’m as ill as a damn hornet.

gone– We gone go for a picnic this afternoon yaw.

And now some of the sayings…

once in a blue moon

dead as a door nail

sight for sore eyes

hold yer horses

fish or cut bait

barkin’ up the wrong tree

like a snowball’s chance in hell

runnin’ round like a chicken with its head cut off

that’d make a preacher cuss

full as a tick on a dog

dumber than a pile of rocks

bless your heart

meaner than a rattlesnake

Hope yaw enjoyed it!  Have a good’un!

 

 

 

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