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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.

12 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. 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**

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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

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  9. 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!!!

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. Thanks that's better a good laugh!

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

    Huggs
    Theresa

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