Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

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snazzy
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watched sweet home alabama and was wondering about the phrase "youve got to be shittin me" i know what it means but if you read it outload it doesnt make sense. it implies but doesnt make sense.

SummerDreaming81
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My family is from VA and here a few Virginiaisms:

Y'all (naturally because we're southern)

Well, doesn't that just take the fuzz off the peach.

Goodnight Nurse! (Response to someone telling you something shocking)

If that ain't calling the pot calling the kettle black.

Lord, Della.  (Another response to shocking news)

But bless his/her/its heart (When you're saying something negative about someone, but you like them, so you throw in something good about them right after trashing them)

Dinner is referred to as supper

Soda is referred to as pop or generically as Coke or a bottle of Co-Cola

Too dumb to come in out of the rain

Tight as Dick's hatband

Dumber than dirt/Too stupid to live

 

 

 

 

 

JGC
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Saw the comment way above (and heard elsewhere) how the word "coke" in the South refers to any carbonated beverage and is a substitute for the word "soda". Even if it is not a Coke product or a cola at all. For example, a generic cherry soda would be a cherry coke. A Pepsi would still be a type of coke. A 7-up would be a type of coke,

Example:

"I'll have a coke."
"What kind? We got cherry, regular, or 7-up""
"7-Up is ok"

I've lived in Illinois most my life, where my friends all called a carbonated beverage a "Soda"(suburbs) or a "Pop"(Chicago), and a "Coke" only meant something made by Coca Cola. .

But my family always just said a "coke" even when asking for, say, an orange soda. "I'll have an orange Coke". I couldn't figure out where we got that tendency.

Well, lived in S.C. (Camp Lejeune) when very young, so there ya go.

Anonymous Visitor
Regional Sayings
from Alabama, Husband's dad. "shit proof with a turd under each arm" (I can't be fooled about that)
Anonymous
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What the frack!?
dyoung
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We traveled the US last year and the folks in the upper West all seemed to have the same saying. "There ya go!!" Was the remark we heard every time something was correct such as our question about travel directions being correct or our remark that we enjoyed the meal or that guy over there has a funny hat.
Floyd Dennis
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My brother-in-law, and middle Tennessee, said "concerning fishing "we had from the west, fish by best, we are from the English fish but please, when from the south

Floyd Dennis
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They cook and I are Shelbyville Tennessee boardinghouse would say "the closer to the bone the sweeter the meat" When Tom I am and how about a skinny girl

Floyd Dennis
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A Texan might say "he has more 'whatevers' then Carter has oats'
Elf asked how much is that? The reply was "so many hey put what he could on that outside at what age had left hey put in the barn"

Floyd Dennis
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If a Body has got a lick of sense he'd know 2 and 2 can makes 2.
And most ojd maids would like to jump the broom stick, especially if they find a feller with more money than Carter has oats.

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