Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sayings Southerners Use

I recently spotted this article on SL.com (Southern Living): click HERE for more.








I do not say all of these, but there are many I have used. Many of these sayings are part of our lexicon.

Which do you use most?

Southern Sayings, y'all!

15 comments:

  1. Ron if you want a good laugh watch sh%t southern girls say on YouTube. There are about 6 episodes and I believe.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WamNsnI2Sxs

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    1. OMG Denise, those videos are priceless!!!

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  2. Good evening, Ron! I guess I say "Bless your heart." The others, not so much. Have a good evening. Cheers! xoxo

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  3. Too funny Ron! I hear these phrases up here in the north too! The big one up here is "Yeah, Right?" Used all the time. So bless your heart for sharing these lol!
    Kris

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  4. I grew up in Michigan and we said all of those things except the one truly Southern saying - Bless your heart!

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  5. Cute! I haven't heard some of those in years. My grandmother always said "heavens to Betsy". I occasionally say "bless her heart", but usually I mean it sarcastically!!!

    Sarah

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  6. LOL Have to laugh, we always said "Fixin' to" when we were getting ready to do something. My dad would reply, "why? is it broke?"

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  7. I am originally from Memphis and I have said/say all of them. When my daughter was a baby, I guess I said "heavens to betsy," because she would just exclaim, "Betsy!" when she was exacerbated. :)

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  8. They are funny sayings...You wonder how they got started. My husband uses, Hold Your Water! Lol Have a great day. xo

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  9. Oh yes! I'm a native southerner and have used these expressions many times. Bless your heart is probably the one I've used the most.

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  10. Lol!! I've used or heard most of these at one time or another. I still use a lot of them.

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  11. My grandmother used all of these and I still use most.

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  12. Yep...I've heard all of them. Our colorful American English. Love it. I used to hate it...as I taught my senior eng students to use proper English in their essays, etc. Now...out of the classroom, I appreciate those sayings more. ha!

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  13. Heavens to Betsy, I say "Bless their hearts" and I'm not even a southerner.

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