OK folks, do you know your southern language?

by jam 51 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • FlyingHighNow

    We just make 'em up as we go, too. My, my, my. Honey, that fine lookin' man could melt butter just passin' it, even it was in the deep freeze. <....just now.


  • mrsjones5

    My all time fav that my grandma used to say:

    "Lord have mercy"

    RIP Grandma

  • blond-moment

    How are you? I'm fine as frog hair.

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    Not sure if this is a southern expression, but I had a teacher from the South who would always say "whatever suits your fancy" meaning do whatever the hell you want.

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    not any southern sayings in my house growing up in Los Angeles, but since Dad was from TX, there was a lot of "yes sir, no sir, yes m'am, no m'am" stated. Just a general politeness u don't see in L.A.

  • mrsjones5

    My hubby taught our children to say "yes sir". Most folks seem to think its quaint. I think it's polite and respectful.

    If I'm trying to catch someone's attention and I don't know them the first things put of my mouth are sir or ma'am.

  • FlyingHighNow

    I never realized that Yes Sir and No Sir and Yes Ma'am and No Ma'am weren't universally taught in the USA until I moved up here.

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    they aren't in L.A.

  • jam

    wha happened/ flying highnow, My mom and dad born and

    raised in the south (Ark.) I was born in the south but raised

    in Calif. A story my father told , when he moved to Calif. his

    first job he was told by his co-workers, stop saying no sir

    yes m,am or no m,am. You are not in the south anymore, just

    say yes and no. You wont be hung from A tree for saying yes.

    So what happen, when I entered the military I had to learn

    to say yes sir, no sir and dance A jig if told to do so.

    It,s A culture thing.

  • oompa

    we cut stuff up

    we cut lights on and off

    and we say...cut off the trunk jake

    dunno why.....oompa

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