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03/05/21 Grif.Net – ABC’s of Speaking Southern (part 2)

03/05/21 Grif.Net – ABC’s of Speaking Southern (part 2)

DAI=
NTZ (noun or verb). Rhythmic body movements.
Usage: "Boy, that =
Michael Flatly fellow sure can daintz!"

 

DEE=
-YUSK (noun). A circular object or a storage medium.
Usage: =
"Save yer files on your dee-yusks."

DEP=
TEE (Noun). A proxy or representative.
Usage: "I shot =
the shurf, but I didn’t shoot no deptee.’"

DOO=
TCHER (verb). The command form in Southern.
Usage: "Dootcher =
momma tells ya to do."

DRO=
UNT (verb). Past tense of drown.
Usage: "Mah grampah almost =
drount in the Great Flood!"

EAR=
(noun). A colorless, odorless gas (unless you are in LA).
Usage: =
"He can’t breathe … give ’em some ear!"

 

EME=
RSON (phrase).
Usage: "Emerson fine lookin’ tars ya got on yer =
truck there, Leroy."

FAI=
D (noun, verb). To nourish.
Usage: "Mercy! You’re all skin and =
bones! Don’t your folks faid ya anymore?"

 

FAI=
NTS (noun). A barrier
Usage: "Hooo BOY … that Sammy Sosa =
whomped that ball clear over the faints!"

FAR=
(far). A conflagration
Usage: "If my brother from Jawjuh =
doesn’t change the all in my pickup truck, that things gonna catch =
far."

 

FAR=
N (adj). Not local.
Usage: "I cudnt unnerstand a word he sed … =
must be from some farn country."

FAV=
(noun). Foe plus one.
Usage: "How did you manage to git =
fav tars on my pickup truck?"

 

FLA=
HR (noun). A plant. Wheat, ground to a fine, white powder.
Usage: =
"Mona go on down to the store and buy me some =
flahr!"

FLO=
SS WATER (noun). A device used to squish flying bugs.
Usage: =
"Hand me the floss water, bubba … I’m gonna git that =
bee!"

FRA=
IZIN (adj). Slowing molecular movement. Physical transformation from a =
liquid or gas to a solid.
Usage: "Shut that thar winda, it’s =
fraizin in here."

FRU=
NCHARD (noun) — the usually grassy area in front of a =
residence.
Usage: " Bubba’s out in the frunchard with Mary Ann =
pickin’ some blackburres."

FUS=
SED (adj). A premier position
Usage: "You been here =
before?" "Nah … this is my fussed time."

 

[credit: “The Southern Word =
Homepage”, a favorite of mine]

 

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