The people in the South have always had an interesting way of turning a phrase. These are some I remember. Can you think of more?
- He fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
- Living high off the hog.
- If things get any better, I may have to hire someone to help me enjoy it.:
- That’s gooder’n grits.
- She could start an argument in an empty house
- He’s about as useless as a screen door on a submarine.
- I feel like I’ve been rode hard and hung up to dry
- She has her nose so high in the air she could drown in a rainstorm
- She was madder than a wet hen
- She was so buck-toothed she could eat corn through a picket fence
- She was busy as a cat on a hot tin roof
- She ain’t worth the salt in her bread.
- He’s drunk as Cooter Brown.
- He’s so dumb he couldn’t find water if he fell out a boat.
- He’s so skinny he’d have to stand up twice to cast a shadow.
- He’s crooked’er than a $3 bill.
- What’s that got to do with the price of tea in China?
- If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts we’d all have a Merry Christmas
- They’re livin’ in high cotton.
- My ‘Get up and go’ done got up and went
Do you know more Southern sayings?
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Some stores include:
- Tecumseh Causes Earthquake
- Terrified Settlers Abandon Farms
- Survivor Stories From Fort Mims Massacre
- Hillabee Massacre
- Threat of Starvation Men Turn To Mutiny
- Red Eagle After The War