Monday, February 7, 2011

Good ole Southern phrases

If you live in the south, there are certain phrases that are specific to the area. These are some phrases that I am familiar with. If you'd like to see more, check out Southern Talk: Phrases with Flavor.

I'm finer than frog hair!

This is gooder'n grits.
She's a tall drink of water
You're diggin your own grave

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
A body can't get a minute's peace in this house
Bless your lil' pea-pickin' heart!
Now don't that beat all!
Bless her heart

Yes, ma'am, is yes'um'

G - girls
R - raised
I - in
T - the
S - South

And finally, when you are talking to someone, it's y'all, but if it is plural it's

All y'all! :-)


Julia said...

Having lived in the South all of my life, I am familiar with all but the "I'm finer than frog hair." My girls laugh me for saying "God bless my(her) ever lovin' soul," and "teetotally." I don't know if these are Southern sayings or not, though.

Diann said...

Although I have lived in Michigan all my life, half of these phrases are part of my everyday speaking due to grandparents from the South. Everyone looks at me strange when we are at a summer BBQ and I refer to "Roasn'ears" (have no idea how to spell that. LOL) referring to corn on the cob. LOL

Allie said...

I'm very familiar with these too, after living in the South for a number of years. I still say y'all and all y'all!