Thirteen Southern sayings you need to know

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    Being Southern I have heard, said these things my entire life. I also have said,"It's a Southern thing, you wouldn't understand." I am sure you all who are Southern know many more as do I. Enjoy the read and feel free to add more.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/southern-sayings-2013-10
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    Written in the typical condescending Yankee tone.
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    Snug as a bug in a rug
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    My Dad used to say,"that feller is not worth the powder it would take to blow him up."
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    Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockers Raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock Fixin' to …….. Any kid born as James Robert _______ has no choicw but to go through life as Jim Bob If the lord is willing and the creek don't rise Hotter than the jumper cables at a (insert ethnic minority here) funeral Haven't seen you in a coon's age (real long time) Grinning like a mule eatin' briars Grinning like a hound dog straining at a peach pit Did it rain? Lawd child, it were a frog strangler He worked me like a rented mule (real hard) Mule-headed (stubborn) She's shiny as new penny (pretty) Living high on the hog (doing well financially - can afford the better cuts off the hog) Sweating like a whore in church He don't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of (the man is poor) Madder than a wet hen Happier than a 2-dick dog in a f@#$ing contest Bleedin' like a stuck pig Go ahead! Hell ain't half full yet (what you propose sounds foolhardy) Running around like a chicken with its head cut off Crazier than a sh!t house rat Busier than a 2-dollar whore on nickel night Barking up the wrong tree ( you are wrong - a good coon dog only barks up the tree with the coon in it) Scarce as hen's teeth (of which there aint any) Well shut my mouth (well, i am surprised) I'm gonna do it directly (in a few minutes or a few weeks) Aiming to (same as above) Playin' possum (faking it) Airish (cold)

    Is there any wonder the south has produced so many great writers? The language they grow up hearing is colorful and creative.
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    Cat has kittens in an oven don't make them biscuits.

    Screaming like a stuck pig
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    colder than a dead witches t*t in a brass bra
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    Lord, that girl looks like a ten pound ham in a five pound can.
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    my Dad would say something similar

    damn girl you can't put 2 tons of fertilizer in a 1 ton truck
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    If you told my Granny in a minute, she would say," in a minute, the cat got the canary!" Too small a room to cuss a cat in. If I sweep under your feet, you will never get married again! Ugly as a mud fence. Hit at and missed, chit at and it with both barrels. The more you stir up a stink, the worse it smells.
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    Sorry, hit with both barrels.
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    Can't dance and too wet to plow
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    To
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    To wet to plow was one of my Mothers favorite sayings
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    you need me to carry you to town?
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    Cooler than the underside of your pillow.
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