Monday, January 07, 2008

My Funniest blog of the day award (which I just invented after reading this post) goes to: Creative Little Daisy

Head on over to her site and read the HILARIOUS southern sayings she's interpreted for us. The funny thing is, I think some of these are just country and not just southern. Growing up in several hick towns in the Midwest, I can assure you I've heard a few of her examples. To add to her list:

My great grandma and other relatives used to always say:

"Don't stir the dust" = settle down and quit running around like wild children
"Stifle Yourself" = shut up/be quiet
"Oh my achin' back" = I can't believe it - for cryin' out loud
"For Pete's sake" = substitute it for "oh my achin' back"
"funny papers" = comics in the newspaper

I"m sure there are more that I can't recall right now. Do YOU have any you could add to the list? If you've ever heard or spoken country (and you know who you are - I won't mention any names... Ron & Nancy) Please leave a comment - add to the country-folk dictionary we're creating here. =-)


kmb said...

Grandma and Grandpa always say (always used to say) "you're full of bologna" which basically means your crazy/silly/not telling the truth. I now say this to the kids I babysit and they are starting to repeat it.

the grandpa of 'em said...

My Mom was the source of hundreds of expressions that I grew up with, and didn't realize they were "hick" or "Southern" until one day I reckoned that I was the only one that knew what I was talking about when I said my "dogs were barkin". (That means your feet hurt) Another expression that is used for a multitude of things is "ain't much punkin". (Meaning having very little value) This phrase could be applied to anything, from the way you feel at the moment to a used car someone is trying to peddle.
Speaking of transportation, one of Mom's favorite mode's of transport for my brother and I was "Josh and Coley". If we wanted to go to a friends house or to the park to play ball, we got there on "Josh and Coley". (Our two named Josh, the other named Coley..just get up on 'em and ride)
I recall another of Mom's frequent sayings during my formative years..."I've had a belly full of you mister"! (My cue to stop talking and start listening:-)
I'd love the chance to talk with her again.