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03/12/21 Grif.Net – ABC’s of Speaking Southern (part 3)

03/12/21 Grif.Net – ABC’s of Speaking Southern (part 3)

GRA=
IN (adj). Mixture of yellow and blue.
Usage: "Mercy … I’s jus =
grain with envy!"

 

GRE=
E-YUHL (noun). A cooking utensil of parallel bars on which food is =
exposed to heat (as from charcoal or electricity).
Usage: "Y’all =
want me to throw some more ree-yubs on the =
gree-yuhl?"

GRO=
AN (verb). To have increased in size.
Usage: "Mah, how you’ve =
groan!"

GUF=
F (noun). A deep chasm
Usage: "Juicy the Guff of =
Mexico?"

GUZ=
INTA (verb). Mathematical term for division.
Usage: =
"Fav guzinta fifteen three times. Two guzinta eight for =
times."

HAHD (verb). To conceal.
Usage: "Uh, oh. =
Here comes Bubba. Hahd the Moon Pies!"

HAL=
LER (adj). Empty
Usage: "That boy’s head must be =
haller."

HAZ=
E (contraction). He is
Usage: "Is Bubba smart?" "Nah =
… haze ignert."

HER=
BAL (adj). Awful.
Usage: "He’s got hisself into one herbal =
mess."

HOD=
(adj). Not easy.
Usage: "A broken hot is hod to =
fix."

 

HOL=
T (verb). Past tense of the infinitive "to hold."
Usage: =
"He grub a holt of the faints and, bless his heart, he wuddent =
let go."

HOMINY (interrogatory phrase). An inquiry about =
number or quantity.
Usage: "Hominy times I gotta tell you to =
don’t do that?"

IMP=
A TICKLER (adv). Specifically.
Usage: "Whatcha doin =
tonite?" "Nuttin impa tickler."

01/=
15/98
IN-TAR (adj). The whole quantity. All of.
Usage: "The =
After-Christmas sale applies to our in-tar =
inventory."

ITC=
H (contraction). Alternative spelling of the contraction it =
is.
Usage: "Thars a phone call fer yew. Itch =
yer waaaaf."

 

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

 

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