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Translation Tuesday: I Do Declare

I actually use this one and have had it used in my presence by others: I do declare!

This is generally used at the start of a sentence and is an exclamation of some sort…. 20 more words

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Winter Weather in the South

My friends in New England… I’m so sorry. I know your winter has been a crappy one and full of so much more snow than normal. 102 more words

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Translation Tuesday: Madder Than A Wet Hen

“Oh, child. Before that committee meeting was even over she was madder than a wet hen!”

Basically it means that you (or someone) is so angry that you are acting crazy and making a scene. 33 more words

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Translation Tuesday: Too Big For Your Britches

Oh, this one is a fun one that I use fairly often.

Don’t go getting too big for your britches now… which basically means don’t go letting your ego get to big or don’t go letting all that go to your head. 19 more words

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Translation Tuesday: Just Piddlin'

“Just Piddlin” is not one that I use that often, but some of my native southern friends do.

It means just messing around, just killing some time, just tinkering…. 27 more words

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Translation Tuesday: Texting Southern Style

Saw this on Pinterest and had to pin it for a Translation Tuesday. A listing of texting acronyms for southerners!

I should point out that I have only used BYH: Bless Your Heart. 19 more words

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Translation Tuesday: What in Sam Hill

I don’t use this phrase, and have only heard it once by the parent of a friend.

What in Sam Hill is southern slang for “what the hell.” For an example, “Jane Ann! 44 more words

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