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OK.......Here It Is....Your complete

"Southern Dialect Converter"


Used to communicate wilh any good redneck.

There are a lot of good rednecks such as myself up
here in the north.

Maybe we're all just misplaced Sotherners.

Or.....We just
"Dance Like No Ones Watching"




If y'all aint bin thar yet, quit pickn'
yer nose and git on back yonder to ---










Abonus -- Closeby -- "Next thang I knew, the truck was rat abonus"

Ackshul -- Actual


Actin' a Fool -- Being Stupid


Adam -- Item


Adam's Off Ox -- Meaning about the same as "I don't know him from Adam" -- The off ox was the ox on the off-side of the vehicle (wagon or cart), on the left-hand side of the team, furthest from the driver, lease visible; thereby, the least well-known.


Addled or Addle-Brained -- Mixed-up; Confused; Just Plain Stupid


Afore -- Before


Agin -- Again


Agin -- Against


Agoin -- Going


Ah -- Eye


Ahcyst -- To help


Ah-herd-at -- I heard that


Ahh-ight/Awrite/Ahrite -- All Right


Ahma -- I'm-a (Ahma gonna go to town)


Aholt of -- Ahold of


Ahpreshadit -- I appreciate it


Ahr -- Hour


Ahsupso -- I suppose so


Aigs -- Eggs


Ailbo -- Elbow


Aiming To -- Planning To


Aink pen -- Pen


Ainomo -- Ain't No More


Ain't -- Your parent's sister; "Am Not"


Ain't Heard Tell of Him/Her In Years -- Haven't Seen or Heard Of


Ain't Seen Hide Nor Hair -- Haven't Seen At All


Aintcha -- Aren't you ?


Air-Up -- To Add Air to


Aksorb -- Absorb


Algebra -- Female Fungus -- "She's Got A Case Of Alge-bra"


All -- Motor Lubricant (Prevents Verbal and Idiotic Breakdown)


All Day Singin'& Dinner on the Ground -- Special

Summer Church Service

All Hell Broke Loose -- Trouble Started

All Y'all -- Everyone

All Over You Like White on Rice -- Threat, usually followed by a whuppin'


All Over You Like A Cheap Suit -- Threat


Allerbammer -- Alabama


Almos -- Almost


A-mite -- Quite


Ammalance -- Emergency Vehicle


Anar -- 60 Minutes


Anheuser -- And How's Her. . . ?


Anomaly -- I Normally


Antonym -- Parent's sister & her Family -- I'm Gonna See My Antonym
this Weekend


Ants in Your Pants -- Nervous, Excited, Need to Pee


Aorta -- I Ought To -- Aorta Kick Yore Ass !


Apern -- Apron


Apiece -- Each; A Certain Distance


Arapaho -- Native American * or * Prostitute With A Boombox


Argon -- Northwestern State * or * Arguing


Arite -- All right


Armadillo -- Possum on the Half-Shell


Armageddon -- I'm A-Getting


Arn -- Iron


Arsh Taters -- Irish Potatoes


Ary -- Not a one


Askeered -- Scared


Ass -- Only part of Anatomy that seems to get into trouble

-- "I got my ASS kicked last night."

Assimilate -- "I see I'ma late. I'll try to be on time next time."


Assmosis -- Assimilation; ie: If you hang around assholes long
enough, you become like them.


Ast -- Ask


Ate/Aight -- 7 + 1


Attair -- "That there"


Attaways -- That way


Atter while -- After a while


Attlduit -- That will do it


Aways -- Distant


Awbenny -- Capital of New Yawk


Awduh -- To request -- (I'll awduh some coffee)


Awf -- Off


Awfis -- Office


Awful tar -- Extremely exhausted


Awful tar (#2) -- Tall Tower in Paris


Awl -- Engine lubricant


Awrat -- All Right


Awwul -- Georgia's pronunciation of Oil


Axed -- Asked


AY-Rab -- Native of North Africa




Bad off -- In need of

Bad To The Bone -- Rotten to the Core; Unacceptable Behavior


Bagel -- Opposite of "little 'ol"


Bahs (or Bawz) -- Supervisor


Bail -- Ringing instrument (eg: Dinner Bail)


Bald -- Results of water hotter than 212 Degrees F


Balks -- Box


Ball-Eyed Bloody Bones -- Something That Is Scary


Balmore (or Balmer)-- Maryland's Largest City


Bama -- Alabama


Bar -- Bear


Bar Code -- Rules of the local saloon


Bar left -- Turn left at the fork in the road


Bard -- Borrowed


Barge Right In -- To Interrupt without warning


Barn -- Using with promise to repay


Bated (Baited) Breath -- Anticipation


Bathin' Trunks -- Swimsuit


Bat Out Of Hell -- Usually refers to something moving very fast


Battree -- Battery


Bawl -- Boil


Beals -- Bills


Bear Down -- Press/Push Down Hard


Beat Around the Bush -- Avoid an Issue


Beat Up -- Worn Out


Beats The Heck/Hell Out Of Me -- Stumped; No Solution to be Found


Becon -- Bacon


Been Had -- To Have Been Taken Advantage Of


Beg -- Grocery container, usually paper or plastic


Beg -- Not little


Begun -- Big one


Beheaded -- Destination (Where you beheaded?)


Beholden -- Indebted


Bellow -- Yell; Wail; Cry; Scream; Making a Lot of Racket


Bells and Whistles -- All the amenities or features


Bent Out of Shape -- Mad


Better stay with us -- Goodbye


Benz -- Being As


Bicamel -- 2-Chambered Legislature


Bidness -- Business


Bidness/Biness -- Business


Big 'Ol Hee Haw-Looking Boy -- Handsome Young Man


Big 'Ol HeeHaw Lookin' Guy -- Redneck


Big-ass -- Large


Big Deal -- So What?


Big Shot -- An Important Person (or someone who thinks he/she is)


Biggity -- Egotistical


Bile/Biled -- Boil/Boiled


Birfday -- Birthday


Bleeding Like A Stuck Hog -- Bleeding Profusely


Bleeve -- Believe


Blind Drunk -- So Drunk, you can't see straight


Bloomers -- Underwear


Blowed up -- Exploded


Blue Plate Special -- Meal of the Day


Bob War -- Barbed wire


Bodacious -- Extraordinary


Bondo -- Auto Body Work


Bone Yard -- Cemetery


Booger -- Snot


Booze -- Liquor


Borned -- Born


Bot -- Boat


Bottle -- Battle


Boundta -- Certain to happen


Bowed-up -- Out of shape


Brand New (Brand Spanking New) -- Never used


Brang -- Bring


Braying like a Mule -- Making a Lot of Racket


Breakfast -- What the Yankees don't eat -- they eat "Brunch" -- In the South,

Breakfast occurs around 6:00 a.m.


Break The Ice -- To Make A Beginning


Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed -- Alert and Excited or Ready to Go


Britches -- Pants


Broke -- Without Money


Brother'n -- Brethren


Brought Up -- Raised


Brunch -- A meal that doesn't usually happen in the South -- if we eat between breakfast and Dinner, it's called "gettin summndeat"


Brung -- Brought


Brung -- Brought


Bub -- Bulb


Bubba -- Friend or "Mister" Names of Half of Southern Male Population


Bubba Sue -- Baby Sister


Bucks -- Books


Buick -- Sound made when throwing up


BullSh*t -- Not True


Bum -- Bomb


Bon In The Oven -- Pregnant


Burnt -- Burned


Butt Ugly -- Unattractive


Buttermilk -- Curdled Milk that tastes reel gud


Buy The Farm -- To Die


By and By -- Now and Then




Cahoots -- In Collaboration With

Caint -- Cannot


Cancun -- Mexican City ** or ** Preserved Southern Food


Capitul -- Capitol or Capital


Capt -- Except


Car Tag -- License Plate


Carry -- Take or drive


Carry On -- To continue to act or talk incessantly: "All she did was
to carry on about her old man."


Cartun/Cotton -- Carton


Cat Got Your Tongue? -- You Don't Have Something To Say?


Catty-cornered (cater-cornered) -- crooked


Cattywumpus -- Out of Kilter


Cause -- Because


Cauterize -- Caught her eyes


Cawdja -- Called You


Cekertery -- Secretary


Cement Pond -- Swimming Pool


Chake -- Bank Document (eg: Cashier's Chake)


Charley/Charlie Horse -- Muscle Cramp


Chaw -- Plug of chewing tobacco


Chayer -- Chair


Cheer -- Chair


Chester Drawers -- Chest of Drawers


Chick -- Check or female


Chill bumps -- Goosebumps


Chillun -- Children


Chimley -- Chimney


Chincy -- Cheap


Chip of the Old Block -- Spitting Image (exact likeness)


Chip on Your Shoulder -- Carrying a Grudge, or Display of Smugness


Chirren -- Children


Chitlin's -- Hog entrails, a.k.a. Chitterlings


Chivverlay -- Chevrolet


Choirprakter -- Chiropractor


Chunk -- To Throw: "He chunked that rock through the window"


Chur -- What's Your


Churt --"Are You Hurt"


Ciggerrats -- Cigarettes


Civil War -- War Between The States


Clabbered Milk -- Buttermilk


Clean Your Plate -- Eat All Your Food


Clean Your Clock -- Whup Your Butt


Clean Your Plow -- See Clean Your Clock


Clinics -- Kleenex


Clodhoppers -- Feet -- Shoes  (Especially big ones)


Clone -- Cologne


Coal -- Common Sickness


Coal Oil -- Kerosene


Coat -- Court


Coat House -- Court House


Cocola -- The Real Thing


Coke -- Soda, Pop, or Soda Pop -- ANY brand of Soft Drink


Come Hell or High Water -- No Matter What


Come On and Go with us -- Goodbye


Come up a Cloud -- Startin' to rain


Commence -- Begin


Commentator -- Just a regular tater


Comminist -- Communist


Confederate Flag -- National Flag


Conniption Fit -- Going Totally Berserk; Out Of Control


Contrary -- Onery; Stubborn


Cookin' Fat -- That "Other" White Meat


Cotton -- Carton


Couldn't Cut Butter With A Hot Knife -- Inept; Dumb


Couldn't Hit The Broad Side of the Barn -- Poor Shot


Country-fied -- Raised in the Country


County Seat -- Where the Coat House Is


Courtin' -- Dating


Cow Pie -- Cow Droppings (when dried, becomes substitute for
firewood, fertilizer, or a Frisbee)


Cowrees -- Measurement of Heat


Cow-Tipping -- Act of sneaking up on a sleeping cow
(cows sleep standing up) and pushing/tipping them over


Cracker -- Poor White People -- derogatory term used to mean
Poor White Trash


Crack the Window -- Open the window


Crap -- Sh*t


Crapper -- Outhouse/bathroom/toilet


Crawfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs -- Crayfish


Creek -- Stiffness in neck


Crick -- Stiffness in neck


Crine -- Weeping


Critter -- Animal


Crock of Sh*t -- BullSh*t


Croker Sack -- Sack made from Burlap


Cumeer -- Come here


Cuss -- Swear


Cussin' -- Cursing; Swearing


Cussin' Like A Sailor -- Swearing profusely


Cut the light on -- Turn the light on


Cut The Mustard -- To Succeed; To Meet Expectations


Cutawf -- Cut off


Cuttin' Up -- Acting Silly


Cuz -- Cause, because, or cousin


Cuzints -- Cousins


Cypher -- Count




Dadblame it -- Dammit

Dad-blamed -- Damned


Dadburnit -- Slang


Dadgum -- Slang


Dagnabit -- Slang


Daid -- Not alive


Daintz -- Dance


Dale -- Computer Company


Dammit -- Damn it


Damnyankee -- Anyone that reads these pronunciations, and still
can't say them


Dang -- Damn


Dawfins -- Football Team -- Sea Mammal


Dawg -- Canine


Dawgone -- Slang


Dead As A Doornail -- With Certainty, No Sign Of Life


Deadhead -- Worthless, Lazy, Useless


Debbil -- Devil


Deep Sh*t -- In Big Trouble


Deevorce -- Divorce


Defense -- The Bob War that Keeps the Cows In


Dem -- Them


Dem Dare -- Those


Deppity/Deppidy -- Deputy


Dese -- These


Devil May Care -- Unconcerned Attitude


Devil to Pay -- Hell to Pay


Dey -- They


Did -- Dead


Diddnit -- Didn't It ?


Diddy -- Daddy


Diddly Squat -- What Most People Don't Know; small, worthless amount


Diddly Sh*t -- See Diddly Squat


Didjer -- Did Your...


Didju/Didja/Dju -- Did you ?


Difernt -- Different


Dinner -- What the Yankees call Lunch; in the South, Dinner
occurs at 12:00 noon, or slightly thereafter


Dip Sh*t -- Stupid Person


Direrear -- The Runs


Ditty -- Daddy * or * Humdinger, Song, Doozie, Hoot


Ditty Bop -- Strolling Along Happily With No Apparent Purpose or Destination


Dive -- "Ho" House


Dixie -- National Anthem


Do Da -- "does the" -- "Do da bus stop here?"


Doan -- Don't


Dog Tired -- Exhausted


Dog Trot -- Covered Passageway between two parts

of a house or building

Doggonit -- Slang (See Dadburnit)


Doin's -- Functions


Dolly Parton -- Got Milk ??


Done -- Finished


Don't let your catfish mouth override your tadpole ass -- Don't say something you don't intent to do


Don't Mean Diddly Squat -- Worthless


Don't Know Your Head From A Hole In The Ground -- Don't Know
What You're Talking About


Doo Doo -- Number 2


Doozie -- Really Special


Double Naught -- "00"


Double-dog -- A dare that cannot be refused (of lesser severity
than a triple-dog dare)


Down in the back -- Back injury


Down Pat -- Knowing Something Inside and Out

-- "I got my algebra down pat"

Down To Earth -- Practical


Drank -- Drink


Drawed Up -- Shrank


Drawers -- Underwear


Dreckly -- As soon as I can (Directly)


Dressed to the Nines -- All Decked Out; Dressed Very Well


Drive Me UP The Wall -- Worry Me


Drount -- Drowned


Drug -- Dragged


Drunk as a Skunk -- Inebriated beyond all control


Drunk On His Ass -- Totally Inebriated


Drunker'n Cootie Brown -- See Drunk as a Skunk


Druthers -- Usually, the lesser of two evils: "If I had my druthers, I'd rather marry the gal than get shot by her Pa"


Dubba-wide -- Trailer that's twice as large as a single-wide

Dub-ya -- "W"

Duct Tape -- One of the 7 Wonders of the World


Duitcher -- Do what your. . .


Dumbn'r a Bag of Hammers -- Really Dumb; Without a Clue



Each -- Eat Your -- "I'm gonna each your food, if you don't."

Ear -- Air


Eat Crow -- Living with the realization that something you said or did was proven wrong


Eat Dirt -- See Eat Crow


Eat My Hat -- Boast that you are correct, or you will "Eat Your Hat"
if proven Wrong


Eat Your Heart Out -- Worry Excessively (usually about Love in General)


Eat Your Own Words -- Proven Wrong


Eel -- Sick


Egg On -- Prod, Coerce


Eggnernt/Egnrant/Iggnernt/Iggnerant -- Ignorant


Eggspecked -- Expect


Eggzackly -- Exactly


Elephant Sodee -- A Coca-Cola with peanuts in the bottle


Emersom -- Them are some .. .


Enginear -- Driver of a train Enuff -- Enough


Et -- Ate


Ethyl -- Gasoline


Etup -- Consumed


Eventchly -- Eventually


Everwichways -- Scattered in all directions


Everwonsinawhahl -- Every once in a while


Evun -- Equal


Extry -- Extra




Fabbercate -- To make up or build

Faid -- Fed


Fair to Middlin' -- OK, But Could Be Better


Fall -- File


Faller -- Opposite of lead


Fall For -- To Take A Liking To


Fanger -- Finger


Far -- Fire


Fard -- Opposite of Backward; Terminated


Fark -- Three or four-pronged eating utensil


Farn -- Not from the immediate vicinity


Farscape -- Fire Escape


Farstone -- Tire Manufacturer


Fart -- Pass Gas -- Something Southern Women Don't Do , or won't
admit to; see Poot


Faster'n Greased Lightnin' -- Extremely fast


Fatter'n a Tick -- Full (usually after a large meal)


Fatter'n a Tub of Lard -- Obese


Favor -- Resemble


Favrit -- Favorite


Fawl -- Thin Aluminum Sheets, usually for storing or cooking


Fawl (#2) -- Season following Summer


Fayir -- Fear


Fayun -- Fan


Feller -- Fellow


Fer -- For; Animal Hair


Fergit -- Forget


Fess up -- Confess


Fetch -- To Retrieve


Few -- If you


Fiddle Fart Around -- To Waste Time


Figger -- Figure


Figure -- In this sense: believe; "I figure I'll go to town today"


Finer'n' frog hair'n better'n chicken lips -- Beautiful or Wonderful


Fine Kettle/Kittle of Fish -- A Mess that You've Gotten Yourself Into


Finnin' -- Fixing To


Fit as a Fiddle -- In Extremely Good Shape


Fit to be tied -- Extremely upset


Fittin' Get Eel -- Fixin' to get ill


Fix -- Repair


Fixin' -- Going to or preparing to


Fixin' to Open Up a Can 'O Whoop Ass -- Ready to Fight


Fixins' -- Condiments; All the trimmings


Flar -- Cooking Ingredient; a plant


Flars -- Flowers


Floozie -- Prostitute


Flosswater -- Fly swatter


Flow/Flo * or * flaw -- Floor


Flo-wa -- Floor


Flustered -- Frustrated


Fo -- 3 + 1


Fode -- Car and truck manufacturer


Foot -- Feet


Ford -- Ahead; President that trips


Fordyfo -- Fordythree + 1


Fo-wa * or * fower -- Four


Fractious -- Quick-tempered


Frade/Fraid -- Afraid


Fra-id -- Mrs. Flintstone's husband


Fraizin' -- Uncomfortably cold


Frayed -- Afraid


Frettin' -- Pouting


Frog-stranglin' stem-windin' gully-washer -- downpour


Fron chard -- Opposite of the back yard


Frum -- From


Frunt -- Opposite of Back


Fur Piece -- Long Way


Fussed -- First




Galluses -- Suspenders

Gas -- What Bubba leaves after a meal


Gater -- Alligator


Gawl-darned -- G.D.


Geezer -- Term of Endearment, usually for an older person;
also an "Old Fart"


Gemmun -- Gentleman


Gettin' On My Last Nerve -- Aggravating Me To No End


Get Shed Of -- To Get Rid Of


Get Your Sh*t Together -- Calm Down; Re-gain Control Of Yourself


Giddaholdayew -- To Contact You


Gimme Some Sugar -- Give Me A Kiss


Ginnywine -- Real


Git -- Get


Git by with -- Get away with


Git shed of / get shy of  -- Get rid of


Gitcher -- "Gitcher butt inside rat now"


Gitgo -- From the beginning


Glad Rags -- Good Clothes


Go Ahead On -- Proceed

Go To Pot -- Deteriorate


Goal -- Gold


Going to Hell in a Handbasket -- On the Road to Ruin


Going to the Dogs -- On the Road to Ruin


Gonna -- Going to


Goobers -- Peanuts


Good Golly -- Goodness Gracious


Good 'Ol Boys -- Most of the Southern Male Population
(Plenty Of Us Up Here In The North Too)

Goodjeer -- Tire Manufacturer


Goody Two Shoes -- Thought that you are better than others; self-righteous



Got A Notion -- Thinking About: "I got a notion to get me a new truck."


Got Half-a-Mind -- Almost Decided: "I got half-a-mind to wear you out"


Got His/Her Nose Out Of Joint -- Angry


Got His/Her Panties In A Wad -- Angry


Got Hold -- Got -- "I got hold of a good deal on my truck."


Got My/Your Goat (Embarrased You/Me *OR* Made You/Me Mad) -- "Boy, it
really got my goat when Obama got elected."


Got Your Ass Out Of Joint -- Agitated


Got Your Nose Out Of Joint -- Agitated


Governor -- Speed control on motor


Gozinda -- Mathematical term for division -- "Two gozinda Six three times"


Grain -- Color of healthy grass


Grammer -- Your Grandma's other name


Granchurn -- Grand Children


Granny -- 'Yo Grandma


Great Day In The Mornin' -- Expression of Suprise or Bewilderment


Green Bening the Ears -- Unrefined; inexperienced (also see Rough as a Cob)


Greens -- leafy vegetables; mustard, collard, or turnip in variety


Gretbig -- Huge


Grinnin' From Ear to Ear -- Extremely Happy


Grinnin' Like A Cat Eatin' Briars -- Extremely Happy; Grinning from Ear to Ear


Grinnin' Like A Possum -- Extremely Happy


Gripe -- Complain


Groan -- Increased in size


Growed Up -- Grown Up


Grudge -- Vehicular Parking Place


Gud -- Good


Guf -- Gulf


Gull -- Female


Gully Warsher -- Large amount of rain


Gummint -- Government


Gummint -- Government


Gunny Sack -- Sack made from jute or hemp

Gunna - - To Proceed

Gussied-Up -- Presentable Appearance


Guvvner -- Head of State Gummint




Haid -- Head

Hail -- Hell


Haint -- Ghost or apparition


Hair -- Opposite of there


Hairbrained/Harebrained -- Not Too Bright; Without Any Justification or Purpose


Half-Ass/Assed -- Halfway Completed (see Shoddy); or someone that
only partially does their work


Haller -- Hollow


Haller (# 2) -- Yell


Hang -- Turn


Hang Fire -- See Heck Fire


Hanker -- Strong Desire


Hankering -- See Hanker: "I have a hankering to buy me a new boat"


Happier'n A June Bug -- Extremely Joyful


Hard -- Hired


Hard Road --  Difficult Task


Haul Ass -- Go Fast


Have Your Cake and Eat It Too


Having a Bone To Pick -- Dispute or Argument


Hawass -- Go Fast; Haul Ass


Hawaya/Hawayee -- Hawaii


Hawg -- Hog


Hawsez -- Horses


Hay -- Hello


Haze -- He's


Heah -- Here


Heap Of Trouble -- In a Lot of Trouble (See Deep Sh*t)


Hear Tell -- Something You've Been Made Aware Of: "I Hear Tell that
He Just Sold His Mule"


Heaven -- The South


Heavens to Betsy/Heavens to Murgatroyd -- For Goodness Sakes


Heavy Dew -- Have you do


Heck Fire -- Mild Expletive for "Hell Fire and Damnation!"


Heered -- Heard


Heffer (Heifer)-- Reference to a Female; a Cow


Hellacious -- Extraordinary or excessive


Helt -- Held


Hep -- Help


Hep Desk -- Technical Support


Heppa -- Great deal of


Herass -- Something not talked about in public


Herbal -- Horrible


Hern -- Belonging to her


Hesh up -- Hush


Hey -- Hello


Hidee -- Hello


High-Falootin' -- High Class; Uppity


Highr'n A Georgia Pine -- Tall; Extremely Drunk


Hire -- How are


Hire You -- How are you


His'n -- Belonging to him


Hisself -- Himself


Hissy Fit -- State of extreme aggravation


Ho -- Lady-of-the-Evening


Hod -- Hard


Hoddernabich -- The Temperature exceeds that of a female canine


Hoedown -- Country dance or term used by police to indicate

that a hooker has been shot

Hogwash -- Nonsense


Holt -- Hold


Hominy -- Question of Quantity or a food made from Corn


Homonym -- What a Group of Homos is Called


Honeymoon -- The Short Time After Marriage that you're too dumb to realize
 it's not all fun and games (the beginning of death, as we know it)


Hooey -- Nonsense


Hoot -- Yell * or * Something funny


Hopping Mad -- So Angry, you can't keep still


Horned In -- To Butt In


Horny -- Lookin' fer a good time


Horsefeathers -- Nonsense


Horse Sense -- Possessing Common Knowledge


Horspittle -- Hospital


Hoss -- Horse


Hot -- Heart


Hotter'n Blue Blazes -- Extremely Hot (even for a Southerner


Hot Under The Collar -- Mad


Hot and Heavy -- Involved: "They was seein' each other hot and heavy
fer about a year"


Hot Wire -- What to Do To Your Car When You've Lost The Key


How do -- Hello


Howscome -- Why?


Hullabaloo -- Party; Wingding, Shindig


Humdinger -- Something really special


Humumguz -- Humongous


Hunker -- Stoop Down -- I hunkered down afore I shot that deer.


Hunkey Dorey/Hunky Dory -- OK; Acceptable


Hunnerd -- Hundred


Hush yo mouf -- Stop talking (usually said with pleased embarrasment)


Hushpuppies -- Deep-Fried Round Clumps of Cornmeal, usually Served with Catfish and/or Greens (Mustard, Collard, or Turnip)


Hyeru -- How are you




I' don't care -- Yes, I would like some

Ibedun -- I have -- "Ibedun gone to town twice today."


Ibet -- I'll bet


Ice -- Your butt


Ideal -- Idea


I Declare ! -- Expression of Bewilderment


Idear -- Idea


Idee -- Idea


Idjut -- Idiot; Bill Clinton


Idnit -- Isn't it ?


Idun -- I have


I Feel Like I Could Wring Your Neck -- I'm Mad At You


Iffen -- If


If That Don't Take The Cake -- If That Don't/Doesn't Beat All; Expression
of Bewilderment


If That Don't Beat All -- Expression of Bewilderment


If you don't like it, you can just lump it -- Too Bad. Deal with it


Ignernt -- Uninformed


I'll Swan -- I Swear


I'll Just Be John Brown -- I'll Be Damned


Inishiate -- Initiate


Injun -- Motor or Indian


Inna -- Opposite of outer


Innerduce -- Introduce


Innernet -- Cyberspace * or * where a female catches fish.


Innersekshun -- Point where two roadways meet


Inpatickler -- In Particular


Insteda -- Instead of


Intar -- Entire


In The Family Way -- Pregnant


I-O-No -- I don't know


Ire -- Hour


Ispecked -- I expect


Isy -- Idea


It Ain't Over 'Till the Fat Lady Sings -- It's Not Complete

Itch -- It's

It'll Do You Good And Help You Too -- Something that's beneficial or
good for you


It's Better to have your enemies inside the tent pissin' out, than outside
pissin' in -- Choose your enemies (and friends) carefully


Itsa -- It's a. . .


Itsy Bitsy -- Little


Izit -- Is it


Izzatso -- Is that so ?




Jack Sh*t -- Click on the Name to Find Out

Jake-Leg -- Self-taught: "That old Jake-Leg preacher ate all the fried chicken."


Jawjah -- Where 'Lanta is located


Jay-id -- Elly Mae Clampett's paw


Jayul -- Jail


Jeat Yet -- Did you eat yet ?


Jeet -- Did you eat?


Jerassitch -- Hemorrhoids or a name of a park in one of those Dinosaur movie


Jever -- Did you ever ?


Jew -- You


Jewantoo -- Do You Want To ?


Jewish -- Do you Wish ?


Jeyat -- Jet


Jin-u-wine -- Real


Joggerfee -- Study of the earth's Surface


John -- Outhouse, toilet


Joint -- Place to eat or a tavern


Juantsamore -- Do you want some more?


Juhear -- Did you hear ?


Juicy -- Did you see?


Juke Box -- Coin-Operated Record Player


Juke Joint -- Place to eat, usually with a live band


Julry -- Jewelry


Jumpin' Jehosaphat -- Good Gosh/Golly


Junior-- Name of Half of the Southern male population


Jury -- Jewelry


Just a Cotton Pickin' Minute -- Wait A Minute





Kage -- Container for animals

Kang -- Elvis


Kanyption (Canyption) -- A Fit or Seizure


Kayut -- Cat


Keep Your Eyes Peeled/Pealed -- To Keep Close Watch


Keep YOur Shirt On/Keep Your Drawers On -- Be Calm or Patient


Kick the Bucket -- Die


Kick the Sh*t out of Someone -- To Beat Up; if taken literally, you'd
better wear boots


Kiled -- Coiled


Kilt -- Killed


Kin -- Relatives


Kinda -- Kind Of


Kinely -- Acting courteous


Kittle -- Kettle


Klane -- Clean


Knock on Wood -- Superstition to ward off evil consequences, or to
bring good luck


Knowwhaddamean -- Do you know what I mean ?


Knuckle Sandwich -- What Someone Receives When You Hit Them
With Your Fist


Koon -- Racoon


Korea -- Career


Korn -- Corn


Kudzu -- Green Vine-like Plant


Kumin -- Come in


Kummin up a cloud -- Storm approaching


Kumon -- Come on


Kumpny -- Company


Kurant -- Swift Water


Kware -- Quaint


Kwatter -- Quarter




Lamanade -- Lemonaid

Lamanate -- Laminate


Land's Sakes ! -- Expression of Bewilderment


Land-'O-Goshen -- Goodness Gracious


Lanta ('Lanna) -- Large City Located in Jawjah


Lardass -- Fat


Laughed So Hard I Like To Have Died -- Incessant Laughter


Law -- Police (PO-Leece)

Lawst -- Lost

Laying Out -- Staying out: "He wouldn't have been arrested if he hadn't
been laying out all night"



Lay-um -- Small Wooly animal (a.k.a. Sheep)


Learn -- Taught

Lernt - - Learned

Lease -- Opposite of Most


Lectric -- Electric


Lef -- Opposite of Right


Left Holding the Bag -- Blamed for Something


Lektrisity -- Electricity


Lernt -- Learned


Lesbianuther -- Let's be another (fooled you, didn't I ?)


Lesson -- "Lesson I git my bills paid, I'z gonna be broke"


Let on -- To indicate knowledge of


Left Off -- Dropped Off


Let the Cat Out of the Bag -- Disclose a Secret


Lettar -- Letter


Libel -- Likely to


Liberry -- Library


License Plate -- Car Tag


Lick -- A Blow


Licking/Lickin' -- Whipping; Spanking


Lickety Split (Lickedy-Split) -- Extremely Fast


Liddlebiddy -- Small


Life of Riley -- The Good Life; Having Everything You Desire


Light/Lite Bread -- Store-bought, pre-sliced bread


Like Sh*t Through A Goose (Or A Tin Horn) -- Used To Depict Something
Moving Rapidly; Diarrhea


Likker -- Whiskey


Lil' Lady -- Wife


Lilack -- Lie like (See Bill Clinton -- I NEVER had sex with Ms. Lewinsky)


Lilly-Livered -- Afraid; Cowardly


Limber'n a Dishrag -- Extremely limp


Line -- Lion


Lit out -- Took off


Lite Out -- Take off


Little-Bitty -- Small


Living a Dog's Life -- Lazy, well-fed OR Worked to Death (actually can mean either, according to the context)


Loaded -- To Have A Lot of Money; To Be Drunk


Loadin' the Dishwasher -- Gettin' your wife/girlfriend drunk


Lock, Stock, and Barrel -- Whole Thing; Complete


Lolly Gag -- To Fool Around or to Waste Time


Long Arm of the Law -- Another word for Extradition (You Can Run,
But You Can't Hide)


Loomnum -- Aluminum


Loose as a Goose -- Limber; Drunk


Loove -- Museum in Paris


Lore -- Opposite of Higher


Lot -- Opposite of Heavy; Opposite of Dark

Loud -- Allowed

Low Class -- Makin' change in the Church's collection plate


Lower 40 -- Field -- Formerly named after acreage given to

sharecroppers and settlers.

Lowered -- The Almighty


Lyndon (Lenden) -- Lending




Mad As A Baptist Preacher in A Whorehouse -- Self-Explanatory

Mad As A Hornet -- Extremely Agitated and Angry


Mad As An Old Wet Hen -- Extremely Mad


Mad as Far -- Really upset


Mad As Hell -- Even Hotter


Mah -- My


Mahsef -- Myself


Mahtearyul -- Material


Make Ends Meet -- To Get By, usually in reference to money


Make No Bones About It -- To Be Certain


Make Yo' mark -- become important or to sign your name


Make Up -- To Reconcile


Mall -- 5,280 feet


Mamanym -- Let's go see mamanym.


Mamaw -- Grandmother


Mare -- City Leader


Marika -- America


Markin' -- U.S. Citizen


Mash -- Press


Mass -- Rodent -- I saw Mitey Mass on TV this Mornin'


Mast -- Mashed


Mater -- Tomato


Mater Sammich -- Tomato Sandwich


Maw -- Mother


Mawce -- Moss


Mawdlin -- Displaying -- That Crawford gal shore is a mawdlin fool !


Mawl -- Large Shopping center


Mayo -- Mail


Mayter -- Tomato


May-uree -- Mary


Mazin Grass -- Beautiful Hymn


Meals on Wheels -- Roadkill


Mean'r A Snake -- Extremely Mean


Medium -- Median (of a highway)


Meemaw -- Great Grandmother


Meer -- Mirror


Meer -- Come here


Meerfuraminit -- Come here for a minute


Meese -- More than one mouse or moose


Merlin -- Northeastern state (eg: Baltimore, Merlin)


Mess -- Large quantity of; Disorganized


Messa -- Mess of


Mightly -- Mighty


Might Near -- Close; Almost


Mill -- Meal


Mind -- Obey


Mind Your Beeswax -- Mind Your Own Business


Minent -- 60 Seconds


Minnie -- Large quantity


Mira -- Mirror


MisRiz -- Another way to say Miz


MissHippy -- Mississippi


Mite Could -- Possibly


Miteneer -- Almost


Mitey -- Mighty


Miz -- Married Female


Mizziz -- Still another way to say Miz


Mo -- More


Moanback -- Come on back


Moanin -- Morning


Modem -- More of them


Moeblowm -- Mobile Home


Molasses -- Food made from Sugar Cane * or * blind rodent's butts


Mommanem -- Mama and them -- "I'm gonna go see mommanem tommorey"


Mona -- I'm Going to


Monday a week -- Next Monday


More -- Grass Cuttin' equipment


More Than One Way to Skin A Cat -- Options


Morene -- Marine


Mornlikly -- More than Likely


Moron -- More of someone


Mosey -- To amble along


Motor -- Engine


Mountain Oysters -- Bull Testicles -- considered a delicacy by some (not the bull, though)


Mr. No Shoulders -- Snake


Muchablige -- Thank You


Mud 'Rasslin -- Event that should be in the next Olympics


Muhrang -- My ring


Mule'n & Pukin' -- Griping about Everything


Munts -- Months


Murricun -- American




Nachrul/Nacherl -- Natural

Nader -- Tornado


Nary or Nairn -- Not any; None


Nascar -- Nice car


Naught -- Zero


Nauseous -- Nauseated


Naw -- No


Nawlins -- New Orleans


Nawth -- Wrong Direction


Nawthurn -- Northern


Nearbout -- Close To; Almost: "I nearbout died when I heard the news"


Neck of the Woods -- Homeplace or Local Vicinity.


Nekkid -- Not wearing any clothes


Never Knew What Hit 'Em -- Surprised; No Warning


New-q-lar -- Nuclear


Nex -- Next


Nick of Time -- At the Last Possible Moment


N*gger -- Extremely Inflammatory and Derogatory Term, usually applied to
the Black Race (Ed. Note: I hope we've grown past this)


N*gger-Rigged -- Jury-Rigged, Jerry-Rigged, Done Halfway -- Inflammatory
and Derogatory Term (only used for reference)


N*gger Toes -- Chocolate Creme Drops, normally eaten at Christmas and
other Holidays -- Derogatory Term (only used for reference)


Night Night -- Common Phrase said to Children at bedtime (usually
goes: "Night Night, Sleep Tight")


Nisshells -- Initials


Nitty-Gritty -- Resolve; the heart of the matter


No Bigger'n A Tater Bug -- Tiny (usually refers to young children)


No 'Count -- Worthless; Of No Account; No Good


No Good -- Worthless


Nope -- No


Notbout to -- No Intention of


Notion -- Decision or Idea


N-sod -- Inside


Nuh-uh -- No


Nuthun/Nuttin -- Nothing




Oakree -- Okra

Odyssey -- Ought to See -- "You odyssey the fish I caught!"


Off The Wagon -- Drinking Again


Old As The Hills -- Extremely Old


Old Biddy -- Old Nosy Woman


Old Fart -- Term of Endearmant for older person, or a nice way to call
someone an old As*hole


Old Timey -- Old-Fashioned


Oldtimer's -- Alzheimer's Disease


Ole Cuss -- Onery person


On In -- In -- "I'll be on in there in a minute."


On Pins And Needles -- Anticipation; Nervousness


On Up In Here/There -- "Ya'll need some more help up in there?"


Onadem (Onadim)-- One of them


Once In A Blue Moon -- Infrequently


One Another -- Each Other


One Brick Shy of a Load -- Stupid


One In The Oven -- Pregnant


One Sandwich Shy of a Picnic -- Stupid


Onlyest -- Only


Onner (On-ah) -- Honor


On the Ball -- On Time or Current


Opreyland -- Opryland


Opsit -- Completely Different


Ornery -- Stubborn


Orta -- Ought to


Osborne -- I was born


Ought not -- Shouldn't


Ourn -- Ours


Out Of Whack -- Broken


Out Of Kilter -- Crooked or Broken


Outbuildin' -- Detached Structure


Outhouse -- Detached bathroom; privvy, toilet


Out Of It -- Disoriented; Preoccupied


Outta -- Out of


Ovare -- Over there


Over by the Dodd house -- Go to the left


Over My Dead Body! -- Not If I Can Help It !


Over Yonder -- Over there


Overneath -- Over


Own -- Opposite of off


Ownna -- Going to


Owonna -- I want a . . .


Oz -- I was




Pa -- Pie

Pacific -- Specific

Pacifier -- Past the fire

Pack -- Carry


Paints -- Article of clothing -- I got me sum new Levi paints


Pallet -- Pilot


Pallet -- Bed on the Floor


Panhandle -- To Beg For -- Or a part of some states such as
Idaho, Oklahoma or Texas


Pank -- Pink


Papaw -- Grandfather


Pappy -- Your daddy's other name


Par -- Energy; Excessive Infulence -- Par to the People


Paramour -- Power Mower


Parmor -- Powered lawn mower


Parts -- Neighborhood


Passel -- Large Quantity Of; Bunch


Paste board -- Cardboard


Paw -- Father


Pay-ette -- Pet


Pea-Brained -- Silly; Stupid; Dumb


Peak-ed -- Sickly or pale


Peeanner -- Piano


Peepaw -- Great Grandfather


Peers -- Appears


Pegs -- Pigs


Penny One -- Having Nothing; impoverished


Peppuh -- Seasoning


Pert -- Well


Pert Near -- Close or nearly -- "He pert near shot his foot off"


Petered Out -- Tired or exhausted


Petticoat -- Woman's Slip


Phrasin -- Freezing


Pianner (Pie anna) -- Piano


Pick 'em-up truck -- pickup truck


Pickchur -- Reproduction of the original


Picked Up -- Arrested or To Gain


Pickin' & Sangin' -- Makin' music, Southern Style


Piddle Around -- Waste Time


Pig Out -- Eat too much; to gorge


Pig Pen -- A Messy Room or House: "You'll Have To Excuse Me. My House

Looks Like A Pig Pen"


Piller/pillar -- Pillow


Piller Slip -- Pillow Slip


Pipin' Hot -- Extremely Hot, as in cooking


Pitcher -- Picture


Pitza -- Pizza


Pizen -- Poison


Plain-Spoken -- Honest


Play Like -- Pretend


Play-it -- Serving Device


Play It By Ear -- To Respond To Circumstances As They Arise


Play Second Fiddle -- To Be Second In Importance


Pleeze -- Please


Plight -- "It ain't plight to point."


Plum -- Completely


Plum Nelly -- Nearly


Plumb Tuckered -- Very tired or "Wo Out"


Po' -- Poor


Poca -- Polka


Poet -- Pour it


Poke -- Meat from hogs


Poke salad (Polk Salad) -- Southern edible plant


Polecat -- Skunk; unlikeable person (see Bill Clinton)


Poleece -- Officer of the Law


Ponder -- To Think About


Poot -- Pass Gas -- Something Southern Women WILL admit to (see Fart)


Pop -- Your Dad, or what Yankees call a Coca-Cola


Pore -- Poor; Not a Penny One


Pore/Po' House -- Poorhouse


Posed -- Supposed


Possum -- Opossum (the OTHER white meat)


Possum on the half-shell -- Armadillo


Pot Likker (Pot Liquor) -- Turnip Green Juice


Preshade -- Show Gratitude


Preshadit -- Appreciate it


Preshate -- To express gratitude


Primary Colors -- John Deere Green, Ford Blue, Primer Gray


Prior -- Prayer


Prit-near -- Close to


Privates -- Genitalia


Probbley (Prolly) --Probably

Probly -- Probably

Puddin' -- Pudding or term of endearment


Pulling Your/My Leg -- Joking


Pull Strings -- Use Influence


Pull The Woll Over Someone's Eyes -- Deceive Or Mislead Someone


Punkin' -- Pumpkin


Puppit -- Pulpit


Purt Near -- Very Close


Purtneer -- Almost


Purt Nye -- Almost


Purty/purdy -- Pretty


Put Me Through The Wringer -- Worked hard; Overworked


Put out -- Upset; or to succumb to sex


Put Out or Get Out -- Common Dating Ritual, involving girls and
automobiles (Just Joking)


Puttin' on the Dog -- Showing-Out, Dressed to Kill; Bragging


Puttin' Me On -- Fooling Me or Joking With Me


Put Your Foot In Your Mouth -- To Say Something You Later Regret




Quack -- Bad Doctor

Quackaprakter -- Chiropractor


Quite -- Quiet




Racehorse -- Resource

Racket -- Noise or Illegal activity


Raffle -- Firearm


Raggedyass -- Dilapidated


Raht -- Right


Rainin' Cats and Dogs -- Excess


Rainin' To Beat The Band -- See Raining Cats and Dogs


Raise Sand -- To Express Anger


Raisin' -- Upbringing


Raisin (#2) -- Reason


Raisin' A Rucus -- Causing Trouble


Rambunctious -- Unruly


Ran/Running Like A Scalded Dog -- In a Hurry


Ranch -- Tool


Rang -- Finger Jewelry

Rasslin -- Wrestling


Rasslin -- Fake sport for suckers


Ratcheer -- Right here


Ratcheer/Rye Cheer -- Right Here


Rat-Killin' -- One's own business; small chores or jobs


Ratsass -- Rodent's Rectum; Measurement of Concern
-- "I Don't Give a Ratsass if she's yo' mama."

Rawzun -- Resin


Ray-ed -- One of the colors on the American Flag


RC Cola -- Soft drink; compliment to a Moon Pie


Real McCoy -- The Real Thing; Not Fake


Reckon -- Guess; Believe


Recollect -- Remember


Reconnoiter -- Recon I 'oughta -- "I reconnoiter go to work."


Red -- What you did to a book


Red or Green Light -- Traffic Signal


Redeye Gravy -- Southern Delicacy


Reel -- Real

Reel Dum -- Can't pass a urine test

Reeyul -- Not fake


Reezun -- Reason


Rek -- Wreck


Rekun -- Intent or supposition


Rernt -- Ruined


Retard -- Quit work at age 65


Retch -- To grasp for


Revenoor -- Tax man (IRS)


Rigamarole (Rigmarole) -- Confused, rambling, or nonsense


Right As Rain -- Something that Feels Proper or Comfortable


Right Smart -- Large amount


Rile -- To Make Mad: "He got me all riled up"


Rilly -- Really


Rinkle -- Wrinkle


Rited -- Wrote


Robert E. Lee -- 16th President of the U.S.


Rode Hard And Put Up Wet -- Worked Hard and Given No Credit For It


Roe v. Wade -- Decision to make when crossing a creek


Rool -- Rural


Roon -- Ruin


Roont -- Damaged beyond repair; spoiled, ruined


Rot -- Opposite of Left


Rotten to the Core -- Bad to the Bone; Unacceptable Behavior


Rough As A Cob -- Unrefined; inexperienced (also see Green Behind The Ears)

Roundtuit -- Finding time to accomplish set goals

Rthritis -- Arthritis


Rum -- Enclosure with a door (usually)


Rumatizm -- Rheumatism


Rume -- Room


Runs -- Diarrhea


Run Around With -- Be Friends With


Runt Outa Gas -- Run out of gas: "Well Sallie, I Done Runt Outa Gas"


Rurnt/Ruint -- Ruined -- See "Roont"


Rut -- Root




Saar -- Sour

Saint -- Sent


Salary -- Salad Vegetable


Sam Hill -- Bewilderment: "What in the Sam Hill Am I Going To Do?"
(Means: What in the Hell?)


Sandy/Sanny Claws -- Santa Claus


Sangin' -- Singing


Santone -- San Antonio, Texas


Sarry -- Sorry


Sashay -- To Glide Gracefully, or with Pride


Sassin' -- Talking Back To; arguing with


Saunter -- To Wander


Sawker -- Soccer


Sayud -- Said


Scales -- Skills


Scarce as Hen's Teeth -- Hard to Find


Scared The Living Daylights/Sh*t Out Of Me -- Extremely Frightened


Scared Sh*tless -- Extremely Frightened


Scared to Death -- Extremely Frightened


Schoolin' -- Education


Screw Up -- To Mess Up; To Get Married


Screwed Up -- Confused


Scupter -- Sculpture


Scuse -- Excuse


Sebenty Seben -- 77


Sebmup -- The Uncola


See a Man About A Dog -- Excuse to leave (usually to the bathroom)


Seed -- Past tense of see


Seenrey -- Scenery


Seller -- Cellar or basement


Sellid -- Salad


Sensuous -- Since you was


Set -- Sit


Set a Spell -- Sit down until you're rested


Shabby -- Not Made Well


Shainteer -- She's Not Here


Shake a Stick At -- Abundance: "He had more money than he could
shake a stick at"


Shat -- Past tense of "Sh-e-e-i-t-t" -- "Last nat, my dog shat on the flo"


Shaur/shar -- Shower -- It come a shaur this afternoon


Sh-e-e-i-t-t -- Golly


Sheenry -- Machinery


Shindig -- Party; Wingding; Hullabaloo


Shine -- (1) Moonshine or (2) taking a fancy to


Shinola -- Something that people don't know Sh*t from


Sh*t Load -- Massive Quantities Of


Sh*t-Eatin' Grin -- Self-Explanatory


Sh*tty -- Not Good


Sh*thook -- Basically, an As*hole


Sho -- Sure


Sho' Nuff -- Sure Enough


Shook Up -- Agigated or Upset


Shoot/Sh*t Far/Fire -- Exclamation


Shoddy -- Not Made Well; Poor Workmanship


Shoot ! -- Expression of Disappointment


Shore -- Sure


Shot at and Hit, Sh*t At and Hit -- Even worse than above


Shot at and Missed, Sh*t At and Hit -- Tired, or feeling of inadequacy


Shotty -- Shoddy


Shote -- Not long


Shot/Shoot Off -- Blurted Out: "He had to go and shoot off at the
mouth about the secret"


Shovelay -- GM Automobile

Show -- Movie

Show-Off -- Someone that Draws A Lot Of Attention To Themselves


Shucks ! -- Golly


Shudenaughter -- Shouldn't Ought To


Shurf -- Sheriff


Silly As A Goose -- Stupid


Simular -- Similar


Sinkin' Spell -- State of Depression or Loss of Energy


Sinner -- Middle of


Skeered -- Scared


Skeeter -- Mosquito


Skews -- Excuse


Skittish / Skiddish -- Nervous


Skivvies -- Underwear


Skoo -- School

Skrane -- Bug-resistant window covering


Skull Orchard -- Cemetery


Skwinta -- Let's go into


Skwurl -- Small rodent-like creature that lives in trees


Slap Happy -- Overcome With Joy; Of Good Nature


Sleep Tight


Sleepers -- Pajamas


Slicker'n an Eel -- Extremely Slick/Slippery


Slicker'n Owl Sh*t -- Pretty Slick (I Guess)


Slop Jar -- Chamber Pot


Smack Dab -- Middle of


Smahl -- Small


Smarts -- Hurts


Smatter -- What's the Matter ?


Smawt -- Opposite of dumb


Smayhl -- Smell


Snob -- Conceited; Stuck-Up


Snoot-full -- Drunk; A Large Quantity of Consumed Liquor


Snooty -- Stuck-Up


Snort -- Drink of Liquor


Snort-full -- See Snoot-full


'Snot -- It's Not: "I thought it was a booger, but 'Snot


Snotty -- Upper-Class (or acting that way)


Sodie (Sodey) -- Soft Drink


Sodie Pop -- Southern prounciation for northern definition of a Coca-Cola


Sommin -- Something


Somndeat -- Something to eat: What smatter? I smayl sommin.

Ibet it's somndeat!

Son -- Any male to whom one is speaking


Sop -- Soak up -- Get that biskit 'n sop up them molasses


Sorry -- No good or untrustworthy


Sot -- Habitual Drunkard


So Tired, I Can't See Straight -- Exhausted


Souse -- Pickled pig parts; also a drunk


Soused -- Drunk


South -- The only direction to go; Where God lives


Sow Your Wild Oats -- To Get Something Out Of Your System
(usually childhood or teenage years)


Spa -- Spy


Sparkin' -- Kissing; Dating


Spatial -- Special


Spearmint -- Experiment


Spect -- Expect, suppose or imagine


Spell -- A while; dizziness


Speshul -- Special


Speshuly -- Especially or particularly


Spiled Rotten -- Children that get their way


Spittin' Image -- Incredible similarity


Spitting Image (Spittin' Image) -- Exact Likeness


Splain -- (1) Explain; (2) Spleen


Splode -- Explode


Spodder -- Spider


Spoil -- To Overindulge a Child, or to ruin


Spoil-Sport -- Someone that Ruins a Surprise


Spook -- Ghost


Sprankul -- Sprinkle


Square Dance -- Favorite Dance in the South


Squarsh -- Vegetable; to flatten


Steal My/Your Thunder -- To Take Credit or Be Recognized in Some Way for

Something Someone Else Does


Stick-In-The-Mud -- Boring; Unimaginative


Stob -- Stake, Stick -- "He stuck a stob in his foot."


Stool Pigeon -- Fool used as a decoy or an informant


Stoop -- Step or Porch


Story -- Fib or lie


Stove up -- Stiff


Straighten Up And Fly Right -- Settle Down and Pay Attention


Strut Your/My Stuff -- To Show Off; To Brag; To Show Off One's Possessions With Great Fanfare


Struttin' Like A Rooster in A Hen House -- To Walk Around acting as if
you know it all


Stuck-Up -- Snobbish; Conceited


Sudden -- Southern


Sugar -- Kiss

Sully -- Ruin


Sumbich -- Son of a mother dog *or* the total of 2 ex-wives


Sumbody -- Someone


Sumkinda -- Some kind of


Summers else -- Somewhere else


Sumose -- Some of Those


Sumpum' -- Something


Sumpumdeat -- Something to eat


Sunday-Go-To-Meeting Clothes -- Suit and Tie


Suphose -- Suppose


Supper -- What Yankees call Dinner; in the South, Supper
occurs after 6:00 p.m.


Surfent -- Serpent


Surfunt -- One o'dem snakes


Surp -- Syrup


Sweet on -- Really likes; taking a romantic interest in someone


Sweet milk – white (regular) milk


Sweet tater -- Sweet Potato


Sweetie -- Your Better Half; your love interest


Sweet Tea -- Cold Tea with Sugar -- this is a given in the South, unless you ask for unsweetened tea


Swig -- Small drink of -- "Gimme a swig of that RC, Billy Joe."




Tabacka/terbackky -- Tobacco

Tacky -- Unfashionable; Graceland


Taint -- It ain't/isn't


Take A Gander -- To Peek At or to Look At


Take a shine to -- To start to like; to show interest in


Take On -- Behave in a highly emotional manner


Tal -- Towel


Talkin' at you -- Talking to you


Tamper -- City in Florida


Tankee -- Thank You


Tar -- Tire


Tar Arns -- Tire Irons


Tara (Terra) -- Terror


Tard/Tarred -- Needing rest


Tarms -- Terms


Tarnader/Tar-nadir/Tornader -- Tornado


Tarrapin -- Terrapin (Land turtle)


Tater -- Potato


Tchaikovsky's William Tell Overture -- That "Lone Ranger" Song.


Tee-Totaler -- Someone that is On The Wagon (Not A Drinker) T'em -- Tim


Teed Off -- Pissed Off


Tensy -- Tennessee -- Home of Graceland (see tacky)


Terbakkie -- Tobacco


Terms of Endearment -- Sugar Pie, Sugar Dumplin,' Honey Pie, Baby Lamb, Doll Baby, Sweetie Pie, Honeybunch, Sugah, Sugar Baby, Puddin, Punkin, Sweet

Thang, Purdy Thang, Darlin,'


Tewerbus -- Tour Bus -- I tooka one o' dem tewerbus trips to Opreyland


Texas -- Annual governmental blood donation -- Due April 15th


Thang -- Thing


Thank -- Think


Thar -- There


Thars -- Theirs


That Dog Won't Hunt -- That Idea Is All Wrong


That Just Came Off A Fire -- That's Hot


The Devil to Pay -- Punishment (see The Wife)


The Douse -- The Devil


The wife -- My wife or your wife


Thee-Ater-- Theatre


The Runs -- Diarrhea


Them Thar -- Them/Those


Thing-a-ma-jig -- An Object With An Unknown/Forgotten Name; a

What-cha-ma-callit


Three Sheets to/in the Wind -- Drunk


Thrit -- Threat


Thud -- Third


Thunderbuster -- Thunderstorm; Rainstorm; etc.


Thunk -- Thought


Tight as Dick's Hatband -- Usually means someone that is a miser, or something extremely tight


Tile -- Towel


Tire -- Tall construction -- eg: Eiffel Tire


Tizzy -- In a Rush; Hurried


To' Up/Tore Up -- Torn Up; distraught


Toad (Tode) -- Told


Tommorey -- Tommorrow


Took -- Contracted -- I tool a cold yestiddy


Tootem/tutem -- Multiplication -- "tootem two equals fo"


Tote -- To Carry


Tough Sh*t -- Too Bad


Towee -- Toy


Trailer -- Mobile Home


Traipse -- Walk Around With No Destination; to Saunter


T-rain -- Terrain


Tree rat -- Squirrel


Tripe -- The rubbery lining of the stomach of cattle, or other animals,
used for food


Trussel -- Trestle


Tubafo -- Lumber -- Two by Four (actually 1 1/2" by 3 1/2", but who's counting?)


Tuckered Out -- Exhausted; oftem expressed as "Plumb Tuckered-Out"


Tunamint -- Tournament


Tunnamint -- Tournament


Tuther -- The Other


Twennyfo -- 24




Uart -- You ought

Uartto -- You ought to


Uglyr'n The Southbound End of a Northbound Mule -- Extremely Unattractive


Umerka -- America


Unca -- Uncle


Underbritches -- Underwear


Under The Weather -- Sick; Not Feeling Well


Up To Snuff -- Current; Up To Standard


Upchuck -- Vomit


Up North -- Anyone From A State other than one of the Original
Confederate States; North of the Mason-Dixon Line


Uppity -- Egotistical


Upside of -- Alongside of


Ural -- Your oil


Urine -- Yours


Urup -- Europe


Utcha doon -- What are you doing?




Varmint -- Environment; also Vermin, Critter

Vermuch -- Very Much


Vertigo -- Far to go?


Viagra -- Those Falls you go to on a honeymoon


View -- Have You ?


Virgin -- Ugliest girl in the 4th Grade


Vitamin -- Invite them in


Vittles -- Food




Waffle -- Wife will

Wagner's Ride of the Valkyrie -- "Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit.


Waif -- Female Spouse


Wail -- A hole in the ground where you get your wotta


Walkin' On A Slant -- Drunk


Waller (Wallow) -- To roll around (usually in mud)


Wallop -- To Hit With A Heavy Blow


Waltz Right In -- Barge In Unnanounced; To Interrupt


Wanna -- Want to?


Wannabe -- Want to be?


War -- Wire


War (#2) -- Where


Warsh -- Wash


Wast -- Wasp


Wauld -- Untamed


Wayup -- High in the sky


Wear you out -- Spank


We'll be talkin' atcha -- I'll see you soon


Well, I Ain't Never -- Expression of Bewilderment


Well, I'll Be -- Expression of Bewilderment


Well, I'll Just Be Deuce -- Well, I'll Just Be Damned


Wender (Winder) -- Window


Whajeetin -- What are you eating ?


Whallago -- While Ago


What The Deuce


What The Devil


What The Dickens -- What the Hell? or What the Devil?

What'cha -- What do you

What-cha-ma-callit -- Object With An Unknown/Forgotten Name; A Thing-a-ma-jig

When Pigs Fly -- Usually refers to something that is not likely to happen

Whoamun -- Woman


Whole Ball Of Wax -- See Whole Nine Yards


Whole Kit and Kaboodle -- Complete; All; Everything; All the Amenities
or Options


Whole Nine Yards -- Complete; Whole


Whop ya upside yore haid -- Hit you in the head


Whup -- Whip; also meaning "To Prepare": "I whupped up a mess o' Greens
fer dinner"


Whuppin' -- Spanking; Beating


Whup the Tar Out Of -- To Spank or Beat Excessively


Whut -- What ?


Widder -- Widow


Wild Cat -- Bobcat; Lynx


Winder -- Window


Wingding -- Party; Shindig; Hullabaloo


Winsky -- Famous intern wannabe


Wo' Out -- Exhausted


Wonadim (Wonadem) -- One o' Them


Wongo -- Want to go?


Wonna -- Want To ?


Woosh -- Wish


Wore Out -- Exhausted


Work Cut Out For You -- You Have A Lot Of Work To Do


Workin up a Storm -- Very Busy


Wranch -- Hand Tool


Wrench -- To Wash Off


Wrong Side of the Bed -- Grumpy; Argumentative


Wrong Side of the Law -- Criminal Intent


Wrong Side of the Tracks -- Not Accepted By Soiety; Criminal Intent


Wrung Out -- Exhausted


Wuf-- Wild member of the dog family


Wunnerin -- Wondering


Wyahlbdamud -- "Well, I'll be damned !"


Wy'd Urp -- Wyatt Earp




Ya -- You

Yacht (Yatta)-- You ought to


Yale -- Yell


Y'all -- You all -- Everyone reading this


Yaller/Yeller -- Yellow


Y'alls -- Plural of y'all -- "That's y'alls dog in my front yard


Yankee -- Someone from the north that took a wrong turn and wound up here


Yawntoo -- Do You Want To ?


Yayup -- Yes


Year -- Did you hear ?


Year -- Years


Years -- Your Ears


Yeatiz -- Yes it is


Yep -- Yes


Yestiddy -- Day prior to today


Yew -- You


Yewsten -- City in Texas


Y'hear -- Do you hear?


Yoncha -- Why Don't You ?


Yonder -- There; Not Here


Yonduh -- Over there


You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie -- You're Not Joking


You All/Y'all/Youens -- Everyone


You Think YOur Feet/Sh*t Don't Stink -- You think you're always right; Someone who thinks they are more important than others


You'll Catch Your Death of Cold -- You'll Be Sick


Young'uns -- Children


Youngn'ses -- All the Children


Yourin' -- Yours or You're


Yup -- Yes


Yup -- You up?


Yurp -- Overseas from the U.S.; Europe




Zackly -- Precisely

Zat -- That


Zat Rot -- Is that right ?


Zekativ -- Executive


Zit -- Is It?: "Zit the one you was tellin' me 'bout?




Things A TRUE Redneck Knows:




The difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit

Pretty much how many fish make up a mess


What general direction a cattywumpus is


That "gimme some sugar" don't mean "pass the sugar."


When somebody's "fixin'" to do something, it won't be long.


How good a cold grape Nehi and cheese crackers are at a country store


Knows what "Well, I Suwannee!!" means


A good dog is worth its weight in gold


The War of Northern Aggression was over state's rights, not slavery


When "by and by" is


How to handle their "pot likker"


The difference between "pert near," "a right far piece," and "right over yonder"


The difference between a Redneck, a Good 'Ol Boy, and Trailer Trash"


Never go snipe hunting twice


At one point learned what happened when you swallow tobacco juice


Never to assume that the other car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn


You may wear long sleeves, but you should always roll 'em up past
the elbows


You should never loan your tools, pick-up, or gun to nobody


A belt serves a greater purpose than holding Daddy's pants up


Rocking chairs and swings are guaranteed stress relievers


Rocking chairs and swings with an old person in them are history lessons waitin' to happen



Redneck Driving Etiquette

DO NOT lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession.


Never relieve yourself from a moving vehicle, especially when driving.


Do not remove the seats from the car so that all your kids can fit in.


When sending your wife down the road with a gas can, it is impolite to ask her to bring back beer.


Never tow another car using pantyhose and duct tape.


When approaching a four-way stop, the vehicle with the largest tires ALWAYS has the right-of-way.


Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles, even if the gun is loaded and the deer is in sight.


OK....If that aint "nuf fer y'all how 'bout
a
a short bit from "Jeff Foxworthy" to see
if you might also be a "Redneck"

You Might Be A Redneck . .



Y' I'll be all git out....her's s'more fer ya...

Redneck's Medical Terms

Redneck Credit Problems

Redneck Entertainment Center



Once again I'd like to thank Ron Collins for his countless
hours gathering this list and allowing me to share it with you.






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