“…Poor George, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth!”
Democratic National Convention
I had lunch with my old boss this week. Might I say that I was so enjoying not having to watch the time to make sure that I was taking only an hour for lunch! I decided to make it my errand day as I usually am in front of my laptop from early in the morning till late at night.
During our lunch, we caught up on what each of us were up to, and of course we discussed our favorite “Southernisms”. Not sure what that is? Read on for a listing of our favorites.
– “Is that South in your Mouth? ”
Translation: Is that a Southern accent I hear?
– “I’m hungrier than a tied up dawg”
Translation: I’m pretty damned hungry.
– “I’m busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest”
Translation: I’m extremely busy.
– “I’m more nervous than a long tailed cat in a roomful of rocking chairs”
Translation: I’m very nervous
– “He was smiling like a raccon eating grapes through a picket fence”
Translation: He had a big smile on his face.
– “This room is colder than a witch’s boob in a brass bra”
Translation: It’s pretty damn cold in here.
– “I was so cold, I shivered just like a dawg pooping peach seeds”.
Translation: I was so cold, I was shaking. Now go look at a peach seed, think about it and you will understand just how hard that person must have been shaking.
Aren’t they great? The rest are really dirty, so I’ll refrain from mentioning them here. I’ve had to clean up several of them already. But, you get the idea.
By the way, I put a pic of Ann Richards, the late great governor of Texas at the top of my blog. She epitomized the sassy, no-nonsense style, grace and true grit of a southerner.
Damn, I miss Ann Richards.