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Updated on September 5, 2016
What Southernisms are spoken out behind the corn crib?
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Southernisms and Funny Southern Sayings

Well, doggone it, I must have started something when I wrote my first article on southern sayings! Those Southerners, bless their pea pickin’ hearts, just popped up out of the cornfield with a whole passel of sayings that I had never heard before. Sayings that came from their old Daddy or Mama, Grandma or Aunt Sadie and were carried on in family tradition spreading across the country and even up into Yankee country.

For your enjoyment, I’ve collected some of the Southernisms (that really is a word, y’all!) and funny Southern sayings that were left in the comments section of my article: Funny Southern Sayings - Meaning of Southern Expressions. Thank you everyone who added to my collection of funny Southern sayings!

I hope you get as much of a chuckle out of these additional funny Southern sayings as I did.


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Sayings About Being Slow

So we're off like a herd of turtles with Sherry Hewins, whose Texas mom says,

  • You're slower than cream rising on buttermilk. For those of you who never lived down on the farm, there is no cream on buttermilk!

Southern Heat

Two of our favorite Tammies like these funny sayings about being hot:

Tammyswallow says,

  • It is hotter than two rats f%$^**(&^ in a wool sock.
  • It is hotter than a jalepeno's cutchie. ...That is pretty hot!

tammybarnette says,

  • It's hotter than forty hells in here...
  • I'm sweating like a whore in church.

Southernisms from Way Back

mollymeadows has a few interesting Southernisms from her family:

  • A crowded room is "working alive".
  • A freezing morning is "cold as a wedge."
  • A man and women who are having an argument can be said to have "fit."
  • If they "foughten," it means they were throwing chairs.

PurvisBobbi44 has an aunt who really did say,

  • Kiss my grits!

Expressions From Transplanted Southerners

Lilleyth discovered that

  • A “buggy” is a shopping cart.

Denise Handlon found that

  • Knee babies are toddlers.
  • And “tea” can only mean Southern style sweet tea!

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Favorite Southern Sayings

If something is really, really, good, FreezeFrame34 says,

  • That’s so good, it makes me wanna slap my mamma! (No joke, Yankees, this saying is also the basis for brand of seasonings, Slap Ya Mamma!)

robie2 has two favorite Southern sayings,

  • slicker than sh*t on a hoe handle.
  • She was nervous as a whore in church.

RedElf explains his favorite saying,

  • We done plowed this furrow clean down to the bedrock! Time to rest the mule, Ma. Translation: We've already discussed this - let's move on...

Marcy Goodfleisch has a list:

  • I'll kill you & swear you died.
  • If you don't stop, I'll tear your arm off and beat you to death with the bloody stump (a favorite of frustrated moms when kids are being wild)
  • It was a bird's nest on the ground. (it was easy - a piece of cake - fell into his hands)
  • Half a brick short of a load
  • Fixin' to go.
  • Let's call a spade a shovel

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MarcusJ tells about his uncle,

  • …When he was angry with us kids and about to dispense some country discipline on us would say "Boy, I'm about to cloud up and rain all over you"

WD Curry 111

  • Is a five pound robin fat (apparently, it’s obvious!)
  • If you are feeling froggy . . . jump! If you want to fight . . . make a move.
  • I think you are as fine as frogs hair, and as sweet as Cleopatra's wine. That’s a complement!)

KCap adds these colorful sayings,

  • He is as happy as a pig in poop.
  • I didn't just fall off the turnip truck. I'm not that gullible.
  • My Dad likes to mix this with I wasn't born yesterday and say "I didn't just fall off the turnip truck yesterday"
  • Lunch puppy. Someone who eats a lot.
  • Lord willing and the creek don't rise. I will do my best.
  • I feel like a can of mashed assholes. I'm hungover.

Nasty Habit from West Virginia added these knee slappers the list:

  • It takes money to ride the train and drink likker. Can't afford whatever yer wantin' to buy.
  • It won't be long now, said the cat when they cut off its tail. About having patience.
  • It'll make yer liver quiver and yer bladder splatter. About something funny or surprising.
  • Don't get yer bowels in an uproar, yer kidneys in a downpour and yer liver in a jar. Calm down.
  • "It will make yer tongue slap yer brains out." Delicious!

Talk about Slow and Ugly!

xstatic say that an old friend used to say,

  • He ain't good lookin' but he sure is dumb.
  • And his mama said, "She is so ugly, her face would turn sweet milk to clabber (sour)."

sgbrown finally explains the popcorn fart:

  • Now, regarding the "popcorn fart". My hubby and I agreed on this: Popcorn is very dry and gives your gas. Thus, dryer than a popcorn fart. Now...Eatin' greens might give you "wet farts", so be careful there!

JayeWisdom claims she's “a deep-fried Southerner”, and reminds us of these popular Southern expressions:

  • Pshaw!
  • That dog won’t hunt.

prektjr.dc says,

  • It's handier than a shirt on a pocket!

Haint's are explained:

Georgie Lowery, a Southerner transplanted to Yankee territory informs us,

  • A 'haint' is a ghost, or a haunt. One thing I do remember about the people who were really old when I was a kid, was that if you put a colander under the bed, the haint would get confused. It would have to stop and count all the holes in it before it could mess with you. (My best friend, who is also a southerner, said that it was the same with witches. People would often put something with a lot of holes for the witch to count by keyholes in doors and in chimneys.)

Hillbilly77 contributed some great Alabama Southernisms:

  • A strong fart in a whirlwind would blow him away. Referring to an extremely thin person.
  • Lost as last year's Easter egg. Confused.
  • Got on a frog, Farted.
  • Slicker than greased owl s#$t. Something looks nice or has a smooth surface. Can also be used to describe con-artists, scoundrels, and silk-tongued lawyers.
  • Useless as hen-sh%&t on a pump handle. Someone not very intelligent.
  • Hotter than a pepper sprout. Very hot.
  • Did it in a fever. Made an uninformed, rash decision.

Whitney adds:

  • You're going to hell on a scholarship...a full ride to hell.
  • She's so fat if she had to haul ass she'd have to make 2 trips.
  • She's so skinny she'd fall through her ass and hang herself.

And from Michelle's Southern Gran:

  • He has less sense than you could slap on a gnats a$$ with a butter paddle!
  • He's nothing but a facified fart! - someone not worth your time,

Old Favorite Terms

Crazy:

  • Actin’ crazier than a sprayed roach.

Fast:

  • Faster than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking competition.

Not Naïve

  • This ain’t my first rodeo.

Broke

  • So broke, I can’t pay attention.

Easy

  • It was a bird's nest on the ground.

Kids

  • Crumb snatchers

Messed up or crooked

  • Wonky
  • All jacked up
  • Katty-wampus

Not Smart

If someone isn't so smart we also say that

  • He's dumber 'n a coalbucket.
  • The light's on but nobody's home.
  • The elevator don't quite reach the top.
  • She's dumber than a bag of hammers.

and we can't forget:

  • He couldn't tell his a** from a hole in the ground.
  • He's half a brick short of a load.

Thanks to readers who contributed to this collection of Southernisms

I'd like to thank all of the readers who commented on my first article on funny Southern sayings and who made this article possible by contributing the Southernisms above. If you haven't already read my flagship article on Funny Southern Sayings, well be sure to click on the link below for a rib tickling read:

So there you go, boys and girls. I hope you've enjoyed this list of Southernisms courtesy of my favorite readers and writers.

Y'all come back now!


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      Steven 4 weeks ago

      More nervous than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

      More confused than a cricket in a hub cap

      Worse off than a half fucked Fox in a forest fire

      I love Virginia hahaha

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      Joe D 3 months ago

      "Busier than a one-armed monkey with two peckers" always made me laugh.

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      Georgia Peach 3 months ago

      one my grandma always says is "she threw a hissy conniption with a crocheted tail" also another that my great grandfater always said was, "Cant never could do a damn thing." A coworker once said she was "hungry enough to eat the landin' gear out a buzzard" and my great grandma would say "taint' hard just tedious"

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      SunnyKara 3 months ago

      I've also heard the following:

      "Cuter than a bug's ear" (little and cute)

      "Knee high to a grasshopper" (short)

      "More scarce than hen's teeth" (rare)

      "Madder than an ole wet hen" (very mad)

      "Pinchin' pennies til they scream" (tight with money)

      "Crooked as a dog's hind leg" (a shady person)

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 months ago from USA

      Well, Mr. E, I can see how much you think of us Yankees! Thanks for the laugh.

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      Etta mae 5 months ago

      Here's a few sayins ya ain't seen on here

      Ain't worth a hill-a-beans (ain't worth nothin)

      Ain't got a Canndles chance in hell (ya ain't got a chance)

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      Andrea Bennington 5 months ago

      What about, "Gimme some sugar", when your Grandma or other woman wants kisses and hugs. Usually asked of little ones only.

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      Kristi 7 months ago

      Lord willin and the creek don't rise means: A high probability for an event to occur

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      MFordham 9 months ago

      My mom used to say, "If you keep that up I am going to stomp a mud hole in you and walk it dry."

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      Katie LaBelle 9 months ago

      Love this!!!

      Thought I might add, "... Back when Moby Dick was a guppy!" referring to knowing someone for a long time.

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      Luthien 10 months ago

      I love these Southernisms .. they reveal a good down-to-earth sense of humour. There's also a very refreshing sense of level-headedness that strikes me even though I'm from Europe.

      Incidentally, I've always wondered why in every American song that involves a train ride, the train is *always* heading South. Nobody ever sings about travelling up North ... they're forever heading down to Dixie. It's almost as if the South is everyone's roots and "home".

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      Stephanie Henkel 23 months ago from USA

      Thank you, Mr Archer! Sure appreciate your fine comments!

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      Mr Archer 23 months ago from Missouri

      I tell ya that thar is finer'n frog hair split four ways! I laughed m'self silly readin' all there h'yar sayin's on how we speak down yonder on t'farm.

      Bless yur heart!

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      Jennifer Mugrage 2 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      I'm not from the South, and neither are my folks. But between stuff my folks used to say, and hearing these funny expressions from others, quite a few of these Southernisms are familiar. I guess they have slowly made their way across the Mason-Dixon line ...

      One of my faves is from Steel Magnolias: "You know I'd rather walk on my lips than criticize anybody ..." (Which is, of course, the opposite of true! )

      And then there's radio personality Roy D. Mercer: "How 'bout I open up a can of whup-ass on ya?"

      Thanks for a fun tour of Southern eloquence.

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      Janice 2 years ago

      My father always used a lot of these when I was growing up, though with some slight variations. For instance: 'Colder 'n a witch's tit 'n Alaska' which I learned later originally referred to an oil well in Alaska, and 'Cold enough to freeze the ball's off'n a brass monkey' which is actually an old naval saying referring to iron cannon balls stacked on a brass frame with wheels. Apparently, brass contracts faster than iron so when it got really cold the balls would fall off and roll around the deck. Oh, and I'll add another I didn't see here, 'Stinking to High Heaven!' which could refer to something very smelly or something/someone/a deal not to be trusted. --Thanks for this site! Loved the trip down memory lane.

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      Brandon Hart 2 years ago from The Game

      I have only heard a couple of these before, although I think that there are some great ones to know in this article.

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      TennesseeGirl - I sure haven't seen some of those in mixed company. :)

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      TennesseeGirl 2 years ago

      Here's a few I ain't seen on here.. Ther purty bad haha.

      Slicker than snot on a handrail

      Or

      Slicker than minners dick

      He don't know beans from bullsh*t

      Hotter than a possums cod

      I'll thump your wig (which means imma whoop ur ass)

      Happier than a hog eatin slop

      I'm starved half stupid ( which means I'm reeeeaaalllly hungry)

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Theresa Franklin - That's a new one! Thanks for sharing!

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Good one, Lily! :)

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      Theresa Franklin 2 years ago from Hemphill, TX

      I remember the first time my husband took me to see his grandmother. She kept telling him about a woman who "fell off". When we got in the car, I asked, "What did that woman fall off of and is she alright?" He explained that it meant she lost weight.

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      Lily 2 years ago

      Hurry up y'all; yer slower'n dead lice!

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      mar 2 years ago

      Hahahaha in love.Man, i can't breath. Hshaha kisses from a fan here in Spain!

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Adam - LOL, that's one we Yankees don't hear too much!

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      adam 2 years ago

      You missed the most important one....ROLL TIDE YALL

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Shannensmith - Now that's pretty useless! :)

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      shannensmith 2 years ago

      When my grandmother and mother got frustrated they would always say that we were "as useless as tits on a bull".

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      MizBejabbers - Thanks for the encouragement! I do know that Southerners have quite a sense of humor!

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      fpherj48 - Good point! I might have a problem writing those expressions with all the ***$%*# *.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Yankee expressions....hmmmm, well Stephanie, here in my part of NY State, 90% of our expressions are profanity ad they're directed at POLITICIANS!!! LOL

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      MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      Stephanie, I would encourage you to do a hub on Yankee expressions. I don't get up north very often, so I would love to read them. We love humor of any kind down here in the South.

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Fpherj48 - Thank you! So glad you came by to read this hub and that it gave you a laugh! I do smile whenever I hear one of my Southern friends come out with one of these funny expressions, too. I thought of doing a hub for Yankee expressions, but we just don't have as many cute sayings...

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Stephanie.....I'm so glad I came across this older hub! I love it. Thanks for the good, healthy laugh.

      I have some friends who came from the deep South and they are quite a source of entertainment due to their accent and expressions!

      Great hub, Stephanie...Up+++

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Somethgblue - True Southerners certainly do have a charming and colorful way of expressing themselves, don't they?

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      somethgblue 2 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Well, I reckon that's mighty neighborly of you to say so, if your picking up what I'm putting down? I gotta say it is more the way they say it than what they say that tickles my fancy.

      Its like a British accent, everybody loves they way the Brits talk and I just love the way Southerners express themselves.

      C'mon y'all, I'll carry you to the Piggly Wiggly!

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Somethgblue - I imagine it's a challenge to learn the Southernisms of your new community, but you seem to be doing it quite well! Thanks for stopping in and settin' a spell!

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Native Texan - Thanks for stopping in to add a few more sayings to my collection!

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      somethgblue 2 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      As a transplanted Southerner, I am always entertained at work by all the sayings that these folks have and came across your article when searching for sayings about how hot it is. I'm thinking that 'slap your momma' could work for how hot it is, 'cuz if I ever slapped my momma she would be hot.

      Having lived here for ten years and just recently bought a house in the country of Tennessee, folks are saying that I need to work on my 'over yonders' and 'reckons'. Now I may never be so country I think a seven course meal is a possum and a six pack but when in Rome . . . I reckon ya gotta talk like a Greek or something like that.

      Now I don't live over yonder in the holler,and you won't find grits on my plate but I reckon I can throw in y'all and shonuff once and a while.

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      Native Texan 2 years ago

      Someone who is not very smart:

      He's not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.

      Someone who is frugal:

      He's tighter than a tick's ear

      Thoroughly enjoyed your Hub and your reader comments.

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Grand old lady - I'm so glad you got a chuckle out of this article! I was fun to write and even more fun to read the comments from my readers. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      This was sooooo funny, and was a delightful way to get insight into southern culture. Great hub. And now I know, there is no cream in buttermilk. Furthermore, having killed a few roaches with alcohol, I appreciate the saying, "acting crazier than a sprayed cockroach." Excellent hub.

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Taffy Slide - Now here are a few I haven't heard before...Thanks for your comments!

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      Taffy Slide 3 years ago

      You look like death suckin' on a lifesaver.

      You make my a-- want to suck a lemon.

      Same Song, Second Verse.

      Six of one, half dozen of the other.

      Tighter than Dick's hat band.

      Nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Anna Marie Bowman - Thanks for stopping in to comment. I too love the unique sayings from different regions. My Polish grandparents had a few sayings that were pretty funny when translated to English!

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      Anna Marie Bowman 3 years ago from Florida

      I love these!! It reminds me of the strange German slang my Grandpa used to use when I was a kid. Each culture, region, etc has their own sayings, words and phrases that are unique.

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Rowdi - Good for you! That's one of my favorite sayings! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Vocalcoach - The comments on these hubs have been terrific! Glad you enjoyed the hub. I get as much fun from reading the comments as anyone gets from reading my hub, I think.

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      rowdi 3 years ago

      ...i teach the Yanks to say, "ya'll come back now, ya hear?"

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thanks for this hub. What a delight to read. Great contributors here.

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Shannon Miles - Thanks for stopping by, and thanks so much for adding a few sayings that I've never heard before! I have to add the "come to Jesus meeting" to my list!

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      Shannon Miles 3 years ago

      One of my favorites that my Granny used to say was "I wouldn't mess with that ole boy. He looks like he could beat a bear with a switch". When I was in trouble, my Mom used to say we were about to have a "come to Jesus meeting". And for those days that are just too much you can say "I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse". Also someone who complained too much, you would say "they would bitch if they were hung with a new rope".

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      lissamasters - So glad that this brought back some good memories and a smile to your face! Although I didn't grow up hearing these Southern expressions, I do love the colorful and funny images they bring to mind. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Melissa S Masters 3 years ago from Massachussetts

      A sixteen year military (Army) wife, I lived in the South for ... seventeen years...

      I have heard most all of these expressions in that time...

      brought back warm and dear memories

      and brought a broad smile to my face!

      Thank you for this... again, delightful!

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Patyanne9 - So glad that these Southern sayings reminded you of happy times of childhood! Thanks so much for your comments!

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      pattyanne9 3 years ago from Texas

      Having grown up in Mississippi, I could soooo relate to your hub and all these comments. Many of them brought back fand memories of childhood.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      MizBejabbers - I don't recall that this one is in any of my hub about Southern Sayings. Thanks for the input and explanation, MizBejabbers!

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      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      I just thought of another one that I still hear, but I don't recall seeing in your hubs. I think it is also a common saying in the West. "He came at me." It differs from "he came toward me" which means that someone is traveling in your direction, but you paths may not intercept. "He came at me" means there was a collision or there will be unless you manage to get out of the way. After an accident you might hear someone say, "officer, he came at me so fast I couldn't stop."

      It can also mean that something is charging you. "The bull came at me so fast I had to jump the fence."

      Just thought of this one when I saw someone "coming at me" in heavy traffic. Thankfully, he saw me in time and stopped because I couldn't have gotten out of his way.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      OpiePride - I'm sure that the majority of these Southern Sayings were familiar to you. Glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      CrisSp - So glad you enjoyed our fellow Hubber's contributions! I found them pretty funny too...wouldn't want to cross Marcy when she's on the warpath! :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Yes, I did! I did enjoy this one! *chuckle*

      I also think that a “buggy” in the UK means the same- a shopping cart. Hmm...interesting! And, I hope no one takes Marcy Goodfleisch' words literally: "I'll kill you & swear you died" and "If you don't stop, I'll tear your arm off and beat you to death with the bloody stump." -- or it could mean real trouble. Lol! :)

      Thank you for this very entertaining read on this beautiful Saturday afternoon that I am home.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Levertis Steele - Thanks for sharing some new Southern Sayings with us! I never heard the one about being so hungry "I could eat a wet mule!" Good one!

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

      Here are a few more Southern gems:

      Hoopty (old car)

      They're having a big to-do at the church tonight!

      Whoopin' and a-hollerin'

      Heeeerrre, chick, chick, chick! chick! (calling chickens)

      I am hungry enough to bite a hook. Actually, I could eat a wet mule.

      Soo-ee! Soo-ee! (calling hogs)

      He's as drunk as Cooda Brown.

      ___________________

      "Vittles will be on the table in a minute, Paw."

      "What we having, hon?

      "Milk'n braid.

      I enjoyed all!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Hi Gus,

      You can't help but love Southern hospitality! Thanks for bringing up that saying.

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      Gustave Kilthau 4 years ago from USA

      Howdy Stephanie (Stephanie Henkel) -

      Enjoyed the funny sayings. One of my favorite sayings is the one I bumped into on my first venture into the southern states...

      "Y'all c'mon back, heah?" That was an impressive introduction to southern hospitality.

      Gus :-)))

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks, Linda! I'll bet it's pretty easy to pick up a whole passel of these Southern Sayings in Florida! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I felt like I was watching an episode of Reba while I was reading some of these sayings! I also noticed a few of these sayings just from a trip to the grocery store. Haha! Awesome hub! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      pstrauble48 - Keep on amazing and astounding your friends and family with your Southernisms and lovely twang! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Being from the down here in the land of those who have a twang, I have heard many of these but like having them readily accessible so I amaze, annoy, and astound my friends and family :)

      Keep 'em coming, Stephanie. :) ps Angels are on the way this evening.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      sgbrown - Glad you enjoyed this collection of Southernisms and funny Southern sayings. I have to admit that some of them puzzled me, too, the first time I heard them. Thanks so much for stopping in to read and share with your husband!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I love reading all these "southern sayings"! Being from Texas and Oklahoma, I have heard almost all of them! I may have to use some of the new ones! Thanks for sharing all of these! (My hubby couldn't believe I actually explained the "dry farts" saying! LOL Voted this up and more! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Happyboomernurse -Things definitely move at a slower, easier pace in the South, and it takes some time for a Yankee like me to adjust! It sounds like you've lived in Delaware long enough to almost be called a native. :) Thanks for stopping by to read and comments, Gail! It's nice to touch base with you again.

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Love this second edition as much as I loved the first one.

      When I moved from NY to Delaware a decade ago, I was in the habit of always being in a rush and my new friends told me to, "Take it easy. You're in lower, slower, Delaware, now." LOL

      I much prefer the southern way of taking things slow and easy.

      Hub Hugs,

      Gail

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Moonlake - Perhaps someone will know the saying and will tell us. Don't you hate when something escapes you like that? Thanks for stopping in to comment!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      My grandma use to have a Southern saying about girls in the cotton fields with boys. For the life of me I can't think of what she said. I keep hoping my mother or aunts will remember. Cute hub enjoyed it.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Billybuc - It was a lot of fun putting together all the funny expressions from my comment section. These hubbers have sure given me some laughs, too! Glad you got some chuckles out of this. Thanks for stopping in to comment!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LMAO...I swear, Stephanie, I almost wet my pants laughing at this one. Some I have heard but, being a Northerner, most I had not heard, and they are too damn funny! We have some comedians on HubPages for sure, but nothing is as funny as the real life stuff that these Hubbers came up with. Thank you for a great, great laugh!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      ChristinS - "Sharp as a bowlin' ball"...not that's cute! :) Thanks for adding your comments here and for giving us a smile!

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      Christin Sander 4 years ago from Midwest

      LoL I had to laugh at these and although I'm from the midwest I've heard a great number of them. I did have distant relatives that were from more southern areas. I remember hearing once someone was "sharp as a bowlin ball" lol that stuck with me. So many of these made me laugh and my mom would always talk about people being a few bricks shy of a load when I was growing up :) lol very funny voted up and shared.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      cclitgirl - It is easy to pick up some of these sayings after a while, isn't it? :) Glad you got a smile out of my article! Thanks so much for stopping by to comment!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      Oh my goodness! So funny! When I moved here to NC, I had such trouble understanding people. Now my own family in Colorado says I sound like I'm from the South. LOL. I've heard many of those sayings. Round here in Western NC, I hear "I'm gone do that" or "jab at it, with a pointy stick!" I've heard a bunch...I knowed I did. ;)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Missolive - It sounds like our grandmothers had a great store of wonderfully colorful sayings! Thanks for this one, MissOlive!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Dahoglund - Tennessee Ernie Ford was one funny Southern gentleman! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Tammyswallow - Nice to see you Ms. Tammy! Y'all get that hay made, now. :) Thanks for stopping in to read a spell!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Stephaine, this was so entertaining! I really enjoyed reading all of these great sayings. I'm going to make it a point to read the other hub as well. My grandmother had a favorite one when referring to her childhood,

      we were so poor, we didn't have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out from.

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I was in high school when Tennessee Ernie Ford had his TV show. Bless his pea pickin' heart.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      This is very funny Ms. Stephanie. Now that it is fall and winter is coming, it will soon be colder than a witches ti_. Well, I gots to go and make hay while the sun is still shining. :) Thanks for the chuckle.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Movie Master - There seems to be an almost endless supply of funny sayings from the South. I love them too, and appreciate all the people who keep adding to the list! Thanks for stopping in to comment and vote!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Stephanie, all these sayings are new to me - loved them all, fantastic!!

      A big vote up from me!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Alecia Murphy - Regional pronunciation could be a whole other topic as there seem to be vast differences in how some words are pronounced and abbreviated fro one region to another. Thanks for your comments!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      My mom says colder than a witch's tiddy. And all of my relatives say ch'ren instead of children. But nonetheless everyone has their own way of saying the same thing! Awesome hub!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Mhatter99 - How handy to have an all-purpose word! :) Glad you enjoyed the article on funny Southern sayings!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Love it! Thank you. My sister lives in Louisiana. They have this word "aigh"(like clearing throat). I thought it meant alright. but it could mean almost anything.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      RealHousewife - No, I've never heard your version of "don't let the doorknob hit 'cha where the good lord split 'cha." Now that's funny! :) Thanks!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      KDuBarry03 - That one is puzzling. Perhaps Aunt Debbie will explain it for us? Thanks for commenting and thanks for the share!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      bravewarrior - Well...in some parts of the country they do. :) Glad this gave you a chuckle! Thanks for the read and the comments.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Ya mean, all folks don't talk like that!

      Funny hub, Stephanie! Thanx for the chuckes.

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Voted up and across the board! I'm puzzled by some of these sayings... "Raise the window down!" I'm still trying to figure out what that could mean. Oh well, this was definitely a fun read. Now I have "some" idea of what I could say when I visit my Aunt Debbie again! Sharing this, too :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Hilarious Stephanie! This was really brilliant:)

      I don't know if you have heard, "not the sharpest tool in the shed"...or my personal fav when someone announces they are leaving a place, "don't let the doorknob hit 'cha where the good lord split 'cha"...ahahahaha

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      MizBejabbers - Thanks for mentioning a few Southern expressions I hadn't heard before. There does seem to be an endless supply of them! Thanks, too, for stopping in to read and for the Up votes!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      SkeetyD - Thanks so much for the read and comments! Glad you enjoyed my hub!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Jackie Lynnley - There are a few sayings here that I'm sure are not repeated by the more genteel Southern population (at least not in mixed company!). Thanks for your comments!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Remaniki - I'm glad you found this hub interesting - these expressions are definitely unique to certain regions of the U. S. Thanks so much for commenting and for the shares. I appreciate it! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Just Ask Susan - So glad you enjoyed these additional funny Southern sayings. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Austinstar - I do love people who can MSU at the drop of a hat! You are a hoot! Thanks for stopping by to give me another smile today. :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow there are some really ugly ones, glad I never hear those. Guess my south is more country, we have some funnies but they are all clean. My granny would roll over in her grave if she heard some of these! lol

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Stephanie,

      Everything said in your hub is new to me but I found it very interesting. The expressions are unique and make an excellent read. It's nice to know about different cultures and what goes on in other parts of the world. Really enjoyed reading your hub. Sharing, pinning and tweeting too.

      Cheers, Rema.

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      SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

      These sayings are awesome! Made my day

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      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Stephanie, I read this one first, then I went back and read your first one. I didn't see "anybody's dog that wants to hunt" (used in reference to politicians, promiscuous women, or anybody who agrees with everyone -- or "she has a face that would stop an 8-day clock (self explanatory). For a lazy person we say that "he's not worth the powder it would take to blow him to hell." I love Southern folklore so much I took a class in it at the university. Voted both your hubs up ++.

      PS, Love your photos, too.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This was such a fun and funny hub to read. Loved it!

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Ah, Stephanie, you're funnier than an electric switch in a candle factory. I like to make these things up.

      I enjoyed the hub :-)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      TToombs08 - What a lovely complement! Thanks for visiting, y'all! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Made me feel like I was sittin' at the kitchen table at grandma's house in Oklahoma! Great job, Stephanie! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Mary615 - Glad you enjoyed this hub on funny Southern sayings. As a fairly recent southerner, I do think that Southerners have class! The Southerners I meet have such lovely manners and are so gracious. Thanks for commenting and for the shares!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Tillsontitan - Glad you enjoyed the additional funny Southern sayings contributed by my readers! Thanks again for the comments and votes.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I'm always glad to read your Southern sayings: it gives us Southern folks some class!

      Great addition to your other one......

      I voted this UP, will share, Pin and Tweet.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      This hub is just as good as the first with of course the added attractions from other readers. As they say, "well butter my butt and all me a biscuit" this is funny!

      Voted up, funny, and interesting.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Sally's Trove - Glad to give you a chuckle this morning! :)

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      Sherri 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Wonderful additions to the Southernisms lexicon. What a hoot!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Janine Huldie - I'm a Yankee too, but I do love some of these sayings. I don't think I can ever hear "Kiss my grits!" without thinking of that show! Thanks so much for your comments and thanks for the shares! I appreciate it!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Carol7777 - Haha...just don't read them with a Yankee accent! Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      when I go south and I will read these off. Very funny and enjoyed reading this a lot. Voted UP.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Stephanie, I am a Yankee through and through being born and raised in NYC, but I always loved the Southern speech patterns and sayings. Growing up I truly loved the movie Gone with the Wind and could recite lines from that movie like nobody's business. You actually listed one of my favorites here with "Kiss my Grits!!" Yes I watched the show Alice, when it was on TV and loved the character of Flo and just got a nice mental image when reading this article. Anyways, awesome list and have voted, shared and tweeted.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      rcrumple - I'm sure you have a wonderful store of Southernisms after living in the South all those years! Our roots always do stay with us. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment - it's always nice to see you!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Great read, as always! Had heard many of these while spending 14 years in Alabama... then 20 in Kentucky. Hard to break the roots at times. Great Job!

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