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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Y'all Speak Southern

Due to some family issues I will be staying in Mountain City a few more days. I will spare you the details now but will explain later.....It will be a rant to be sure.

Being around my friends here has given me a whole new language I would like to share with you.

AIM TO- plan to do - I am aimin' to go to Hardees for brekfus today.
AIRISH- cold - This fall weather is a little bit airish at night.
BIGGITY- vain and overbearing - My sister - she is just a little biggity.
BITTY BIT- a small amount
CARRY ON- to carry on foolishness - That Marse, he likes to carry on about his britches.
CLODHOPPER- heavy work shoes or large shoes
CHUNK- throw, toss - Didja see that quarterback chunk that football at the game?
'COON- Raccoon. Can be Sunday dinner - tastes like chicken, just a little stringier
COW LICK- hair standing out on one's head. Shes has got the cutest little cowlick.
DIRECTLY- in a little while, or a couple of weeks I'll be home directly.
DIXIE- Southern States of the U.S. - In Dixie Land I'll take my standto live and die in Dixie.
ADO-HICKY- substitute name. Like the terms whata-ma-call-it or thinga-ma-jig
FALLING OUT- disagreement My sisters had a falling out with me - and forgot to tell me
FEISTY- being frisky She's a feisty little thing.
FIXING TO- about to - I am a fixin' to go to Hardees for supper.
HEY- hello
HOLD YOUR HORSES- (be patient) - goes with next word
HONEY- affectionate term Honey Hold your horses I'll have that gravy out to ya in jest a minute.
LAID UP- ill, hurt, unable to work
MESS-one who carries on, "He's a mess."
MUCH OBLIGED- thank you; hope to return the favor
PIDDLE- waste time, doing nothing
PLAYING POSSUM- playing dead
RECKON- think or supose so.
SHINDIG- dance or celebration - Lets go up town to the friday night shindig.
SMOKEHOUSE- Shed with a dirt floor where pork and other meats is cured, and then smoked.
SORRY- inferior quality, worthless, and lazy
SOUTHERN BELLE- Southern lady
SPRING CHICKEN- young thing
SWEET TALKING THING- has a good line - That Richard Bob - he's just a sweet talkin' thing
TIGHT- stingy with money
WAIT ON- serve or assist
WART-TAKER-one who removes warts by charms or incantations - My aunt was the finest wart taker you would ever want to know.
WHITE LIGHTNING- moonshine whiskey
WORRY-WART- one who is annoying - She's such a worry wart.
YA'LL or Y'ALL (can be spelled both ways)- you all, two or more people

Y'all come back Ya Hear.
That's it for today.


Speedy said...

Hey stranger...I don't know if I have just missed you on chat or you have not been there? Sherri and I miss your talking to you. Come see us soon

Joe and Sherri

Tumbleweed Dee said...

Wow, that's how they talk downeast (NC). I learned a lot of those words living down der a few yrs ago. Thanks for the laugh!

Speedy said...

Good to hear from you...are ya havin fun yet?? Do you chat anymore?