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02/26/21 Grif.Net – ABC’s of Speaking Southern (part 1)

02/26/21 Grif.Net – ABC’s of Speaking Southern (part 1)

AHM=
A (contraction).
Usage: "Ahma gonna sit rat cheer til =
foe the safnoon."

AIG=
S (noun). Preborn chickens.
Usage: "Honey … git me another =
play-it of beckon and aigs."

ALL (noun). A petroleum-based lubricant.
Usage: =
"I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup =
truck."

 

ANO=
MALY (phrase). My usual practice.
Usage: "Anomaly drink Dr. =
Pepper, but ah’ll have a Pepsi few don’t mind."

ARMAGEDDON (phrase). Reaching a certain =
state.
Usage: "Armageddon sick of all them comet =
movies.")

 

BAI=
L (noun). A metallic instrument.
Usage: "Y’all come eat when you =
hear the dinner bail ring!"

BAL=
D (adj, verb). Cooked in very hot water.
Usage: "Bring me some =
bald shrimp and another moon pah!"

BAR=
D (verb). Past tense of the infinitive "to borrow."
Usage: =
"My brother bard my pickup truck."

 

BAW=
S (noun). Supervisor
Usage: "If you don’t stop reading these =
Southern wurds and git back to work, your baws is =
gonna far you!"

 

BOB=
WAR (noun). A sharp, twisted cable.
Usage: "Boy, stay away from =
that there bob war fence."

BRA=
TS (noun). High beam headlights.
Usage: "Turn off yur brats, =
Bubba! You’s blindin’ me!"

CHI=
CK (verb). To inspect or monitor.
Usage: "Chick ural, =
mistah?"

COA=
T (noun). A legal gathering.
Usage: "All rise … this coat is =
now in owduh"

 

COD=
E (noun). A common sickness.
Usage: "I ain’t coming to work … =
I got a code."

COTTON (noun). Box or container.
Usage: =
"Ju’ want a cotton of cigarettes?"

 

(D,=
E,F, coming soon.  C
redit: “The Southern Word Homepage”, a =
favorite of mine)

 

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Knows Me, This I Love!"