Monday, July 31, 2006

Say what?

Good Morning!! I am so happy to have the yard sale behind me that I am not yet thinking about the 35 family members that will be at my house this weekend for our family reunion. At least I am trying not to thing about it!

I want to share something I received yesterday from a little 96 year old lady at our church. Along with a friend she had made up a list of "mountain speech" that use to be heard so much in our area. It actually still is. Here are some of my favorites:

Don't bite off more than you can chew.

I'll put the quietus on her.

I'm goinna tan that youngun's hide.

That man ain't got no gumption.

Quit a carryin' on like a cat with with a sore tail.

One good thing you can say about the devil - he ain't lazy.

That mean womern's going to gether come-up-pance one day.

That boy's hell bent for trouble.

What's one man's meat is another man's poison.

I feel kinda discomboberated today.

There may be snow on the roof, but there's far in the chimmney below.

She's was madder 'n a old, wet sttin' hen.

He's too lazy to hit a lick at a snake at a snake if it was a fixin' to bite him.

And my favorite,

A hard head makes a sore behind.

I love the colorful way people in different areas of the country speak. If you need any translations let me know.

So I'll "see" you tomorrow -- The good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise.

Written by PK at 8:47 AM

12 comments

12 Comments:

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Eva said...

Cute. I've heard some of those and I hate to say it, but usually they are only said around here when we're makin' fun of southerners. Hehehe

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger CeeCi said...

I'm not a southerner and I've used a couple of them. "Madder than a wet hen" and "Feeling discomboobalated" and "Snow on the roof doesn't mean there's no fire in the basement" were three that I immediately recognized as euphemisms I sometimes use.

What a fun post! I imagine the sweet lady that came up with these sayings had fun reminiscing! Thank you for sharing them & congrats on surviving your garage sale.

**Big Hugs**

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger New Beginnings said...

WHAT?!! I'm not talking to Southerners??! How strange you both seemed so normal.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Eva said...

Oh, no... you didn't just imply that only southerners are normal, did you?

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger New Beginnings said...

Well yeah, ain't that what ya'll think??

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger Eva said...

Hmmm.... let me ask you this... who do you think won the war?

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Well Elis, I hate to disappoint you, but I hear one or another of these saying nearly every day, and I ain't no Southerner. I'm from the West of England.
Hugs,
Paul.

 
At 9:25 PM, Blogger New Beginnings said...

I am actually happy to hear that these saying are known everywhere it kind of brings us together.

Eva,
I assume that you are refering to the War of Northern Aggression? The winner is oblivious.

Elis

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger Eva said...

War of Northern Aggression? I have NEVER heard it called THAT!!! I actually had to go look it up on the net. Amazing.

But yes, those sayings are all over the place. One thing though I've never understood is when a southerner says "Y'all want a coke?" And if you say yes then they say "I have pepsi, rootbeer, sprite, and ginger ale." So? You offered me a COKE. Coke is coke. If you want to lump them together then you have POP!! Or Soda even but they ain't all cokes.

Love ya Elis!!!

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger New Beginnings said...

Pop?? Soda?? We would never say that! Soft drink maybe.But everyone knows that coke covers everything. Please email me and tell me where in the world you live. A general idea in fine. And since you like tests I heard this just the other day. "There's a dope and some nabs it that poke over there."

So do you know what is being said?

Elis

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger Eva said...

Isn't a poke a bag? Not sure about the nabs and dope though. LOL

coke is coke.. pepsi is pepsi they are both POP!!

Email tomorrow coming your way.

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Theresa said...

Thanks that's better a good laugh!

I knew I was right...the coke is a southern thing!

Huggs
Theresa

 

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