13 Southern sayings the rest of America probably won't understand

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    I've heard every one of them.
    One of the funniest I ever heard was "yanderguidlin'"
    As if a trail or your direction is at an angle and probably wanders.
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    my Grandmother was from South Carolina and many a time I heard the following-"wheresat" and the answer was always "ovair"
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    I hear phrases like that all the time riding the CTA Green Line through the west side. Most everybody 50 years or older was either born in the south or one generation removed.
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    I've heard #4 and #12 and the Bonus but not sure about the rest.
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    "If I had my druthers...".

    "Hotter than a dog's breath".
    -Dan Aykroyd (SNL)
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    Bonus: Bless Your Heart

    my Granny used to say Bless your pea pickin heart
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    Reminds me of Tennessee Ernie Ford. He sang that song on his TV show.
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    In the Army we changed the phrase "rode hard and put up wet" to... "You look like you've been shot at and missed, $hit at and hit!" :)
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    I'd almost be willing to bet that most of these sayings were used in 18th Century England, the birthplace of the American Southern dialect.
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    could somebody bring me the hose pipe
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    I'm fixin to
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    I hear 1,5, 6,7, 8 and 11 just about everytime I go home. However # 7 is usually " happier than a pig in $hit." or " grinning like a 'possum eating $hit."
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    wiya dicha

    Ya'll dint brang em yungins wiya dicha ?
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