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03/19/21 Grif.Net – ABC’s of Speaking Southern (part 4)

03/19/21 Grif.Net – ABC’s of Speaking Southern (part 4)

[Th=
is week it is J-K-L at which to marvel]

JAWJUH (proper noun). =
Highly flammable state just north of Florida.
Usage: "My brother =
from Jawjah bard my pickup truck."

 

JEE=
T (interrogatory). An inquiry of if someone is hungry.
Usage: =
"Jeet?" "Nah .. didju?"

 

JUI=
CY (phrase).
Usage: "Juicy the Guff of =
TEX-ass?"

KILT (verb). Past tense of =
exterminate.
Usage: "Davey Crockett kilt him a bar when he wuz =
only three."

KWATTA (noun, adj). One-fourth of =
something.
Usage: "Put another kwatta in the juke box, =
Bubba!"

LAIG (noun). A limb or appendage.
Usage: "That there hound dog =
done bit me in the laig!"

LAR (noun). A dishonest person
Usage: "Lar, lar, paints on =
far!"

LAY=
-UMB (noun). A wooly mammal.
Usage: "May-uh-ree had a =
little lay-umb."

 

LAY=
MAN (noun). A tart fruit.
Usage: "Hunny, git me some more of =
that thar layman aid!"

LEASE (adj). The smallest amount =
of.
Usage: "Nah, that’s the lease of my =
problems."

LESSON (adv).
Usage: "Ah’m gonna be dead =
tarred tomorrow lesson I git me some =
sleep."

LIN=
E (verb). Making untrue statements with the intent to deceive.
Usage: =
"You knew Bear Bryant? Boy, you line!"

 

LOR=
E (verb). Allow to descend.
Usage: "Lore that net inta tha =
water, Bubba!"

 

LOW=
ERED (noun). A diety.
Usage: "Lowered, bless this pick-up =
truck."

LOO=
M-NUM (noun). An element with the same two-letter abbreviation as my =
beloved home state of Alabama.
Usage: "Hoo-boy! That’s some nice =
loom-num sidin’!"

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

 

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