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How well do you know Southern slang?
« on: January 29, 2020, 10:18:00 PM »
It's click bait but fun.  96% was my score.  100 questions.  Not sure all of them apply to the South.

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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 09:29:23 AM »
96 here
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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 11:20:03 AM »
But I hain't from around here!

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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 05:27:49 PM »
Me neether. I'm from Kaintuck, the land of Dan'l Boone. 8)
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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 02:53:46 PM »
96 not bad for a Yankee

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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2020, 01:19:17 PM »
There's a stanza in a Grampaw Jones song that only a Southern country boy would see the joke in.
Grampaw had a muley cow
Muley when she's born
Took a jaybird forty years
To fly from horn to horn
The joke is a muley cow is a Southern cow that never grows horns. The term isn't used in the North. They are called polled cows there.
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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2020, 08:52:26 AM »
One Southern saying is appropriate for these times. When there is trouble on the way and you can't avoid it. "Jest hunker down and prepare for a whuppin".
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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2020, 01:29:20 PM »



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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2020, 07:13:42 PM »
They don't have toads in the South. They have toadfrogs.
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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2020, 07:13:29 AM »



   I might could.

In '64 when my fambly moved from Louisville to Richmond, I was appalled at what rubes lived here.

The expression that baffled me the most was ___day a week.

e.g.

Today is May 2.

Mother's day will be celebrated Sunday a week.

I'm now able to decipher it, but I still shake my head at how someone came up with that. :P
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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2020, 07:26:20 AM »
There's a stanza in a Grampaw Jones song that only a Southern country boy would see the joke in.
Grampaw had a muley cow
Muley when she's born
Took a jaybird forty years
To fly from horn to horn
The joke is a muley cow is a Southern cow that never grows horns. The term isn't used in the North. They are called polled cows there.

My aunt, in addition to being a tenured professor at U. Arkansas, had an 80 acre farm and raised Polled Herefords.

One of the expressions I picked up in Arkansas was that [noun] is about as useful as tits on a boar hog.

Self explanatory.



And speaking of aunt, Virginians would pronounce aunt as rhyming with font.

Civilized folk (such as me :P) would pronounce it rhyming with rant, pant, or slant.
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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2020, 11:40:22 AM »
I have been most everywhere in the U.S.A. driving trucks.   I once delivered to a coal mine in far western Virginia.  The accents their sounded very British as in many clipped words.   
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Re: How well do you know Southern slang?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2020, 02:17:28 PM »
Jeff Foxworthy says that "Wunt ginnere faz you"is a Southern expression. Unkle Joe comes out of the bathrom after Thanksgiving dinner and announces, "Wunt Ginnere fazz you"
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