Thursday, January 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (13th)

"Hickphonics," ~ the language taught in all Southern schools.

From the Hickphonics/English dictionary:

1. BARD - verb. Past tense of the infinitive "to borrow." Usage: "My brother bard my pickup truck."

2. JAWJUH - noun. The State north of Florida. Capitol is Lanner. Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck." (Jawjuh=Georgia Lanner=Atlanta)

3. BAMMER - noun. The State west of Jawjuh. Capitol is Berminhayum. Usage: "A tornader jes went through Bammer an' left $20,000,000 in improvements." (Bammer=Alabama)

4. MUNTS - noun. A calendar division. Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I ain't herd from him in munts." (Munts=Months)

5. IGNERT - adjective. Not smart. See "Arkansas native." Usage: "Them Bammer boys sure are ignert!" (Ignert=Ignorant)

6. ALL - noun. A petroleum-based lubricant. Usage: "I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup truck." (All=Oil)

7. TAR - noun. A rubber wheel. Usage: "Gee, I hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh don't git a flat tar in my pickup truck." (Tar=Tire)

8. RETARD - verb. To stop working. Usage: "My grampaw retard at age 65." (Retard=Retired)

9. FARN - adjective. Not local. Usage: "I cuddint unnerstand a wurd he sed....mus' be from some farn country."(Farn=Foreign)

10. DID - adjective. Not alive. Usage: "He's did, Jim." (Did=Died)

11. BOB WAR - noun. A sharp, twisted cable. Usage: "Boy, stay away from that bob war fence."(Bob War= Barbwire)

12. JEW HERE - Noun and verb contraction. Usage: "Jew here that my brother from Jawjuh got a job with that bob war fence cump'ny?"(Jew Here=did you hear)

13. GUMMIT - Noun. A bureaucratic institution. Usage: "Them gummit boys shore are ignert."(Gummit=Government)

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Blogger Lindsay said...

HAHAHAHAHAH!!!! That is all I can say!

January 10, 2007 8:10 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Well, I reckon them's fightin words!!
I'm from Jawjuh and I don't take kindly to folks pokin fun at us folks in the South!
JK.....this was great.
Hope you stop by my T13. We were thinking alike tonight. Mine is on Southernisms!

January 10, 2007 8:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It's a southern night here in T13 land!

January 10, 2007 9:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

LOL - a good laugh in the (very) early morning. You made my day!

It´s 4:15 am in my part of the world right now =)

Please visit my TT #8 - Thanks a lot =)

January 10, 2007 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those were hilarious!

Happy TT. My list is up :)

January 10, 2007 9:22 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

OMG, that one needed a beverage alert!

Happy TT!

January 10, 2007 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha..I love it. That's how everyone talks here too! Happy TT!

January 10, 2007 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*giggles* So sad, but so true!! Joely

January 10, 2007 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!!! sorry, but I can't type anything else rolling around on the floor like I am :D

January 10, 2007 11:22 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Now, that's just some plain ole funniness!

I should start a list of midwesternisms like fark = fork, farty = forty, carn = corn, tarlet = toilet, and so on. Maybe those are everywhere though. I don't know.


Happy TT!

January 10, 2007 11:37 PM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Man you got this posted QUICK! ~ jb///

January 10, 2007 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool list! Thanks for stopping by :)

January 11, 2007 12:15 AM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

Officially my Best Laugh of the Day. Loved these!

January 11, 2007 12:17 AM  
Blogger Heather in Beautiful BC said...

Oh, I love it!!! My husband and I lived in Texas for 16 months - and we watched a group playing horseshoes with toilet seats - no kidding - honestly - and I've wanted a set ever since.... Thanks for the wonderful reminder of one of the most joyous times of my life :)

January 11, 2007 12:44 AM  
Blogger John Holland said...

Great list. I hate to say but it was too easy to recognize those words.

My 13 is up.

January 11, 2007 12:52 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That is very interesting. I like the Bard thing.
Thanks for passing by.

January 11, 2007 4:07 AM  
Blogger Lexa Roséan said...

you are really FUNNY! What a great post and big belly laugh you gave me. have a wonderful thursday :)

January 11, 2007 4:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's inspired, nice one!

January 11, 2007 4:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your list is sooooo funny. My husband would be out there with the toilet seats!

People always ask me where in the SOUTH I come from and I tell them Balmore (Baltimore, Md.)

January 11, 2007 5:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO!!!! Hilarious list -- I'm an East Tennessean and we have some of them words here, too. ;)

January 11, 2007 5:26 AM  
Blogger Milan-zzz said...

WOW this is great ... and (since English is not my mother tongue) quite terrifying!
Thanks! I’ll try to remember some of those…

Happy TT!

January 11, 2007 5:28 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...


January 11, 2007 5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL - great fun! Happy TT :)

January 11, 2007 5:37 AM  
Blogger Darla said...

LOL! Oh, this is fun!

January 11, 2007 5:48 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

Being raised in the south I recognized many of those! Happy TT and thanks for dropping by :)

January 11, 2007 6:06 AM  
Blogger phoenix said...

*snort* too funny! Thanks for stopping by!

January 11, 2007 6:13 AM  
Blogger Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Oh no! This is just too funny! I grew up in Texas, which has its own funny way of talking. I completely lost my accent after living in the Midwest for a few years.

What is it with animals and knitting? My friend is about to knit her cat a cat bed. When I told my husband about it, he said, "Isn't that kind of counter-productive?" (The bed is felted so Jazz can't destroy it.)

January 11, 2007 6:37 AM  
Blogger Zeus said...

The reason this is so freakin' funny is because it's so freakin' true.

That's ok...I have another you could add to your list: my human pet's name as said by some in this area.


It's really Marina, but shhh...don't spoil the fun by telling them.

January 11, 2007 7:00 AM  
Blogger My Busy Life said...

Love the list- my grandma was raised in OK, and although she has been in MI since she was just 17, she sometimes still gets her southern accent.

January 11, 2007 7:02 AM  
Blogger i am jen [with1n] said...

Coming from the East, I am LOL here!!! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my TT!

Have a great day!

January 11, 2007 7:08 AM  
Blogger ann said...

Very funny list! We have our own Oklahoma dictionary also. I always like learning "new words"!

January 11, 2007 7:13 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

That was too funny. Especially the ones about "Bammer"

January 11, 2007 7:16 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

Funny list. If I ever find my way to the South I'll try to remember your translations...

January 11, 2007 7:39 AM  
Blogger masgblog said...

when you actually say them while reading them, it sounds like Newfie talk up here in Canada (although I have never been to Newfoundland).....good 13's

January 11, 2007 8:05 AM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

Heheheh, that's a funny list :D

Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting my blog.

January 11, 2007 8:22 AM  
Blogger scooper said...

That is too funny!

January 11, 2007 8:25 AM  
Blogger Karla Porter Archer said...

oh my! too funny! I grew up hearing a lot of these. (my parents are from the south, but I grew up in MD... my best friend in HS always made fun of me saying thee-ater...)

Happy T13


January 11, 2007 8:25 AM  
Blogger Wylie Kinson said...

Laughing so hard, my 3 year old ran to the room concerned for my health!!!

January 11, 2007 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This list is a riot. It reminds me of a stand up comic I saw years ago (Jeff Foxworthy I think) who jawed on about the southern words - such as MEERAMINUTE, GITONOUTTAHERE, JAWANTU, etc. He held up cards with the words spelled out as he was saying the words.

January 11, 2007 8:35 AM  
Blogger mistihollrah said...

This is way to funny! Love it.

January 11, 2007 8:39 AM  
Blogger Christie O. said...

hahaha! this is hysterical!

January 11, 2007 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love this list! it's great!

January 11, 2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger Rene said...

That was funny!

January 11, 2007 8:52 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

lol too funny. even funnier is i understood all the words. i thank my kin.
thanks for visiting my tt this week.

January 11, 2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Darling said...

Well I barely understood a word of it but it looks like a very intelligent thursday thirteen lol!

January 11, 2007 9:13 AM  
Blogger Carina said...

So true, so true.

January 11, 2007 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your TT made me chuckle. I can relate, as my parents are from South Carolina.

January 11, 2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

Oh that picture of the guys pitchin' toilet seats is classic. Love the language lesson. Thanks for sharing. The south is so colorful:)

January 11, 2007 9:26 AM  
Blogger Tawny Taylor said...


Too funny!

January 11, 2007 9:37 AM  
Blogger desert rat said...

*Grin* We have our own forms of hickphonics up here in Ontario, the infamous Lanark County accent for one. One word I hear a lot is "diff'rent", as in, "ain't that diffrent." This is never a compliment, btw.

January 11, 2007 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO! I love it! I should do a Bostonian one :-)

January 11, 2007 10:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ROFL!!!!!! Can't...stop...laughing...

January 11, 2007 10:31 AM  
Blogger Angela/SciFiChick said...

Too funny.. love the list

January 11, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

wow, I always thought it was Bama. Very Funny

January 11, 2007 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the small town people in Pennsylvania say some of those things, too.

Thanks for visiting mine today!

January 11, 2007 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL I recognized most of those — could be because we speak like that here in Arkansas. =)

January 11, 2007 10:51 AM  
Blogger Dane Bramage said...

That was hee-larry-us! And the picture of the guys and the toilet seats; awesome!

Thanks for visiting my Thursday Thirteen #25 The Favorite TV Shows Edition. Have a great Thursday.

January 11, 2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

What are the chances of us both having the word "bard" in our TT list the same day period?

Well we do, for very different applications, but made me laugh.

Thanks for sdropping by my blog last week, and I a sorry I didn't make it to yours untill now. I had so many pressures and errands to do last week all I did was post my list and RUN!! So I'm here makign up for lost time, enjoyed this list so much you are funny!


January 11, 2007 11:09 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

This Jawjuh girl thinks your T13 was pretty dang funny! The funniest one I've read in munts!

January 11, 2007 11:13 AM  
Blogger Cinnamon Girl said...

That was a good one =)

January 11, 2007 11:13 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

You crack me up! I"m from southern Maryland, and I thought to myself- Ahmer leaver a comment! Excuse me while I got git myself a drink of wudder.

Great list, happy TT!

January 11, 2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger JAM said...

Good stuff. The one I get most comments on when I talk, is All, for oil. My accent has lessened somewhat after 10 years in Florida, but oil still comes out all or oll. But I'm bigger'n 'em, so I don't 'spect I'll let it bother me much.

January 11, 2007 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.


Happy TT

January 11, 2007 11:28 AM  
Blogger Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...


January 11, 2007 11:28 AM  
Blogger Amy Ruttan said...

Great List. Happy TT

January 11, 2007 11:30 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Wow, it must be hard for a foreigner to understand! :-)
Thanks for visiting my TT!

January 11, 2007 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!!!! Love them all! Happy TT! :)

January 11, 2007 11:42 AM  
Blogger Trish Ess said...

LMAO - Oh, that's too funny. Gotta send the link to the Husband. He LOVES stuff like this. :)

Happy TT!
Thanks for visiting mine!

January 11, 2007 11:43 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

I loved this! i might look into doing an engliah/american one for my TT another time.

January 11, 2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

That was meant to say english! doh!

January 11, 2007 12:02 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

LOL! Really cute list!

My TT #3 is up on my past and current collection.

January 11, 2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Nature Girl said...

I wuz laffen sard I crawd.

Laffen, (laughing)
sard (so hard)
crawd (cried)

Not as good as yours, but I tried!
Thanks for visiting mentioned Hoss and I forgot about linking glad you caught that...I meant to link him when I wrote it.

January 11, 2007 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Raggedy.

Its a completely different language to what we speak here in England. !

January 11, 2007 12:20 PM  
Blogger Qtpies7 said...

Hysterical!!! I'm inspired now, I just may do a TT today!

January 11, 2007 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilarious! I like "ignert" best.

January 11, 2007 12:33 PM  
Blogger K said...

A great list! I like these... alot of them sound like Texas.

January 11, 2007 12:48 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ The Plain-Spoken Pen said...

OK, I nearly spit coffee on my computer screen. What a hoot! (And I'm from the South - it's especially funny to me because I know people who talk like that.)

January 11, 2007 12:50 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

SOO funny and SOO true!! Being from "south" of the Mason Dixion line and having relatives from great to read 'em in black and white! Gotta love the SOUTH!!
Thanks for stopping by...happy TT!

January 11, 2007 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so passing this one on.
Thanks for sharing & visiting,
Have an awesome weekend!:)

January 11, 2007 1:09 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann aka Dixie said...

Being born and raised in the south those sound really familiar. Too funny!!!!!

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

January 11, 2007 1:32 PM  
Blogger Debby said...

Totally awesome list! I got a really good laugh! Happy Thursday!

January 11, 2007 2:11 PM  
Blogger Blog said...

Too funny!!!! Everyone of these cracked me right up!

January 11, 2007 2:57 PM  
Blogger An Ordinary Mom said...

Absolutely hilarious!!!

January 11, 2007 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is just too funny!

January 11, 2007 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How funny! How I miss Alabama. I'm originally from Huntsville though I don't think I ever had that southern drawl.

January 11, 2007 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome, and so SO true!

Howdy from over here in Jawjuh, just a little north of Lanner :P

January 11, 2007 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very cool 13!!! love it

January 11, 2007 4:22 PM  
Blogger MaR said...

What a wonderful TT, such fun reading :)
Happy TT, look at all those comments!

January 11, 2007 4:32 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

This is pretty funny. A few years ago Skittles and I drove to Fla and while in Kentucky I was putting gas in my pickup when a motorist told me that I had a flat "tar". It took me a few times to get what they were saying lol.

January 11, 2007 4:52 PM  
Blogger TopChamp said...

How are you ever going to get through all these comments?!!

Good luck x

January 11, 2007 5:04 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

HEE HEE! My husband is from JawJuh, so I'm very familiar with these words!

January 11, 2007 5:23 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

what a list, didnt know them aussie here, they say you learn something new everyday.

Thx for stopping by my blog.

January 11, 2007 5:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Lol! This was funny! Thanks for giving me a hint about next week's TT. I'll post my 13 favorite magnets.


January 11, 2007 5:47 PM  
Blogger Sunflower said...

look at the list of participants!

Thanks for sharing.

I will Exercise for Comments!

January 11, 2007 6:31 PM  
Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

Woo Hoo! I so wanted to be the 'one hunert Mistah Linky'!!!

Youse really nos yur southin' gammar, Riggity!

Yur TT maud me smiiiiillllle!

January 11, 2007 7:09 PM  
Blogger L^2 said...

LOL - Great list!!! Thanks for visiting!

January 11, 2007 7:28 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...


January 11, 2007 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting list of words taught. lol Thanks for dropping by my blog.

January 11, 2007 8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh and one for stopping by my daughter's blog. My list is up too.

January 11, 2007 8:21 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Are you a souther girl?

January 11, 2007 8:32 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thanks to you, now I learned some "new" words! Funny T13!

January 11, 2007 8:37 PM  
Blogger courtney said...

hilarious! i'm from the north but i've been listening to country music and larry the cable guy long enough to pick up on most of those:)

thanks for stopping by my blog!

January 11, 2007 8:40 PM  
Blogger Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Holy Guacamole! Those are some frightening bastardizations of the English language. Mom's told me about some of the stuff her non-native speakers of English say in class ... "Meeesss! Der are some sheetos on my shair!"

It's a good thing that we cats speak a universal language ... Meow!

January 11, 2007 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too funny.

Thanks for visiting my TT

January 11, 2007 8:50 PM  
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...

104 comments. Totally amazing.

That was a FUNNY list, Raggedy! I've seen the Texas one, and it's pretty funny too. Isn't it cool how people have different accents all across America? I love that.

January 11, 2007 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the funniest thing I ever read! Nearly bust a gut or is that contractions I'm feeling...Uh Oh;0

Happy TT

Excitment. Suspense. Passion

Dark Water -- Samhain Publishing; Fall 2007

January 11, 2007 8:52 PM  
Blogger Justice Fergie said...

Hilarious TT. My sister-in-law lives in Lanner.

thanks for visiting!

January 11, 2007 9:14 PM  
Blogger BlueBugg said...

rofl! thankyou for a good giggle!

and thankyou for visiting my TT :) and for the birthday wishes for Adam :)

January 11, 2007 9:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, I'm like 110th to comment. How'd you find the time to visit my lil ol wayb sit.
Thanks for stopping by and for sharing this funny tt.

January 11, 2007 10:12 PM  
Blogger Amy Linder said...

That's hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

Amy :)

January 11, 2007 10:16 PM  
Blogger Buttercup said...


January 11, 2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

and to think I almost moved to Jawjuh and chose the Pacific Northwest instead.

January 11, 2007 10:28 PM  
Blogger Ankur said...

haha... awesome list!

January 11, 2007 11:29 PM  
Blogger Desert Songbird said...

I can't believe it took me all day to get here -- that was the funniest thing I've read in a looooooong time. I lived amongst Southerners for a while, so I just laughed and laughed my way through this one.

Reminded me -- my nephew-in-law is from Jawjuh (aka Joja)

January 11, 2007 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, so many good laughs! Thank you!

Don't forget "Mungry!" (I'm hungry!)

January 11, 2007 11:41 PM  
Blogger kuanyin333 said...

Gosh, you sure do get lots of comments. Funny stuff you write! That must be why!

January 12, 2007 12:03 AM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Very Funny, my dear! LOL!

Thanks for voting for Whitney...I sure hope she wins! Considering she is the only female and not a band...Well, it would be terrific!

January 12, 2007 2:31 AM  
Blogger Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

LOL! :D Too funny! Thanks for the laughs. :)

January 12, 2007 2:42 AM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ Great post, I have seen it before somewhere. Very clever.
Thanks for your visits and comments.
The heat is hard to take, but we never get down to -7. Lowest would be a few days around -3C about 26 F. Now about my last post, it seem to have been a mess up for a lot of folks. Well done
for working out how to change fron whingdings. And I thought we had a secret code, Raggedy One !! Did you
"obtain" a cat as in my post?
Take care, Love, Merle.

January 12, 2007 2:59 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

I love that! I can imagine how that would sound like, and in real life I probably wouldn't understand a word of it!
Thanks for visiting my blog :D

January 12, 2007 4:46 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

now all that sound farn to me...LOL

January 12, 2007 6:37 AM  
Blogger Geekwif said...

Very funny.

January 12, 2007 6:54 AM  
Blogger ~**Dawn**~ said...

BAHAHAHAHA! thanks for giving this transplated-in-Florida New England girl a good chuckle this morning!

thanks for visiting my T13 & leaving a comment yesterday. =)

January 12, 2007 7:30 AM  
Blogger Gail Martin said...

Thanks for making me smile. Great TT. Thanks for visiting my TT.

January 12, 2007 7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad that to find that my nephew isn't the only one that knows those words. hehe

January 12, 2007 8:41 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Awesome! LMAO!

January 12, 2007 9:57 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

those are very funny. Thanks for the giggle.

January 12, 2007 11:28 AM  
Blogger alisonwonderland said...

very funny! i'm currently reading The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson for a book club, and he has a few things to say about the language they speak in the south too! :o)

thanks for visiting my list!

January 12, 2007 12:24 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

My grandmas liked to "whoop the tar" out of us on a regular basis.

January 12, 2007 1:13 PM  
Blogger Uisce said...

these are cute! my, how many visitors you've got!

January 12, 2007 1:27 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

My husband works for Goodyear and you can probably guess what his screen name is on some of the games he plays online. Tarman.:p Great list. It's a good thing I'm a Yankee. Otherwise our children just wouldn't talk "rat".

January 12, 2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger Brought to you by Her Majesty Magenta said...

Cute TT! Made me laugh!

January 13, 2007 12:42 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

*rolls around laughing*

I was born in Florida and went to kindergarten and first grade in Georgia. Then I moved to New Jersey with my little cracker accent, and everyone asked me "How come youse talk like that?" And I said "Talk like whut?"

Great TT!

January 13, 2007 1:47 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by.

Very funny list. LOL

January 13, 2007 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha... How funny! *laugh*

Thanks for stopping by my place, and sorry I'm so late in returning the favor! Insomnia. Gah. Die.

January 17, 2007 3:49 AM  

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