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. =-)

2 comments:

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 legs..one 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.