Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (23rd)

On Speakin’ Southern

  1. Attair: Contradiction used to indicate the specific item desire. "Pass me attair gravy, please"

  1. Awl: An amber fluid used to lubricate engines. "Ah like attair car, but it sure does take a lot of awl."

  1. Bawl: What water does at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. "That gal cain't even bawl water without burnin' it."

  1. Bleeve: Expression of intent or faith. "Ah bleeve we ought to go to church this Sunday."

  1. Cent: Plural of cent. "You paid five dollars for that necktie? Ah wouldn't give fiddy cent for it."

  1. Everwhichways: To be scattered in all directions. "You should have been there when the train hit attair chicken truck. Them chickens flew everwhichways.

  1. Far: A state of combustion that produces heat and light. "Ah reckon it's about time to put out the far and call in the dawgs."

  1. Flares: The colorful, sweet-smelling part of a plant. "If yo wife's mad at ya, it's smart to take her some flares."

  1. Griyuts: What no Southern breakfast would be without - grits. "Ah like griyuts with butter and sawt on'em, but Ah purely love'em with red-eye gravy."

  1. Hale: Where General Sherman is going for what he did to Etlanna. (Atlanta) "General Sherman said "War is Hale" and he made sure it was."

  1. Jew: Did you. "Jew want to buy attair comic book, son, or just stand there and read it here?"

  1. Kumpny: Guests. "Be home on time. We's havin' kumpny for supper."

  1. Likker: Whiskey; either the amber kind bought in stores or the homemade white kind that federal authorities frown upon." Does he drink? Listen, he spills more likker than most people drink.'

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya'll that's a great list. :)

October 31, 2007 8:11 PM  
Blogger orneryswife said...

Kewt! :-)

October 31, 2007 8:18 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I love southernisms...they're so cute!

October 31, 2007 8:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

LMAO I hear some of these way too often! Happy TT!

October 31, 2007 8:37 PM  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

This Yankee enjoyed that very much! Thanks for expanding my vocabulary!

October 31, 2007 8:46 PM  
Blogger Lori said... sound like you could hang out with the blue collar guys..Happy TT. Thanks for stopping by and making me giggle!!

October 31, 2007 8:47 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

This is why I watch Paula Deen on the Food Channel -- I love southerisms! My dad said Warsh for wash and scheger for sugar. Cracked me up --!!
Great TT and thanks for visiting!!

October 31, 2007 8:48 PM  
Blogger Addicted to crafting said...

cute TT idea!!! Have a great day!!!

October 31, 2007 8:48 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Love your list. :)
When I lived in SC, the "cent" thing bugged me to no end. lol I wanted to scream "it's plural!!!! Add an S!" lol

Your list is so true. :) Have a good one!

October 31, 2007 8:52 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Haven't seen you around TT lately, Raggedy -- welcome back if you've been gone.

Fun list this week! Thanks for stopping.

October 31, 2007 8:56 PM  
Blogger Moondancer said...

*giggle* as someone who grew up with a granpa from TN, these cracked me up

October 31, 2007 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this -- what a great reference -- and a good laugh.

October 31, 2007 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

L-O-V-E-It! Happy TT to you...

October 31, 2007 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love listening to Southern! Thank you for the list and for stopping by, Raggedy! Have a great weekend! *smiles*

October 31, 2007 9:25 PM  
Blogger pussreboots said...

Cute list. Happy TT.

October 31, 2007 9:43 PM  
Blogger jenn said...

Those were too funny! And from someone who lives in Sc, soooo true!
Happy TT!

October 31, 2007 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laughing out loud! We have two daughters living in Tupelo, I will finally be able to understand them. THANKS!

October 31, 2007 9:47 PM  
Blogger Open Grove Claudia said...

I wish I had this list before I met my mil. I would be so far ahead of the game! The one I love is sweat tea.

"y'all want some sweat tea?"


Happy TT!

October 31, 2007 9:52 PM  
Blogger DrillerAA said...

Growing up in Oklahoma and now living in Arkansas, I've heard most of this list used in daily conversation.

October 31, 2007 10:36 PM  
Blogger SJ Reidhead said...

You left out my favorite Lewis Grizzard one: The difference between Naked and Nakket.

Naked is artistic
and Nakket (or Nakked) is when you're up to no good!

SJ Reidhead
The Pink Flamingo

October 31, 2007 10:38 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Cute. I've been posting about "southern" speaking habits on my blog for the past couple of weeks. Happy TT.

October 31, 2007 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute! But speaking as a southerner, I don't speak like that! It's like an Alabama or Mississippi sort of southern talk---the two syllables for "grits."

October 31, 2007 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love that list! Brilliant!

October 31, 2007 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFL! Great list. Sounds just like many of my neighbors.

Happy TT!

October 31, 2007 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it! And I'm sending it to my good friend who is a Texan!

You don't have my favorite on that list, however. She taught me: "J'eet?"

It means, "Did you eat?" :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

November 01, 2007 12:18 AM  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

These were awesome! I've heard all of them I think...I just spent a week in Texas in October and a week in Knoxville and North Carolina so I'm getting used to the wonderful sounds of the south!

Been a long time great to catch up with you and I love the picture of you in the sidebar in red white and are gorgeous!!!

November 01, 2007 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love listening to Southern:) hehe Very Kewl TT!
Mine is up here;
Thursday Thirteen
Happy TT and Happy Halloween!

November 01, 2007 5:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this idea for a TT, so,in the spirit of cultural exchange, here are a few Scots words:
Ceilidh, pronounced cay-lee, where people attempt to dance Scottish country dances and a good time is had by all.
Dreich, pronounced dree-ch, the grey, rainy-day weather so often experienced in Scotland.
Glaikit, pronounced glay-kit, used to describe a person who is of less than average intelligence.
Happy TT!

November 01, 2007 6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was great! I'm second generation Midwestern, but my southern shows from time to time and you brought to mind some of the things that come with having both sides of my family from Louisiana. (Or Loosanna, as it were). *Grin*

Happy TT


November 01, 2007 6:27 AM  
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November 01, 2007 6:47 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Oh geez ! I better don't read this I won't understand anything. It's already quite difficult for me to understand the American accent except the very clear one from the News or what they spoke in Boston (there I had no difficulties at all !!) But the Southern accents are terrible !

November 01, 2007 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are very funny. :) My Dad used to work for a mining company, whose parent offices were based in Houston, Texas...I was always mesmerized by their Texan drawl when I was a kid. :)

November 01, 2007 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



In the 1st centenary of his birth



November 01, 2007 7:27 AM  
Blogger Kendra said...

love the list! that's too funny!

thanks for stopping by!

November 01, 2007 7:31 AM  
Blogger Santa's Elf said...

These are great! And what a good idea for a TT! Thx for your visit this week.

November 01, 2007 7:38 AM  
Blogger Aline de Chevigny said...

ROLF Love it.


November 01, 2007 8:16 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Great list! Very funny!

November 01, 2007 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in the South but am from Boston. In the beginning I often couldn't understand what people were saying. Even recently a friend was saying "flour" and I didn't understand until she described a "flower." I think she said Fleer.

November 01, 2007 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the list.

November 01, 2007 8:58 AM  
Blogger Amy Ruttan said...

Very cool TT!!!

Thanks for dropping by mine. :)

November 01, 2007 9:10 AM  
Blogger Joyismygoal said...

being in TXi never hear any of these:> J/K

November 01, 2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger Dreamer said...

Wow. I use some of them thare words.
Didn't even realize it.
Happy TT! Thanks for stopping by my site.

November 01, 2007 9:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

#8 hee hee - I'll have to remember that one.

November 01, 2007 9:57 AM  
Blogger Happy Mama to Three said...

Southerners love Southernisms since they rarely sound anything like the way we talk. *laughs*


Thanks for the laugh.

November 01, 2007 10:09 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Worthy of a Jeff Foxworthy or Bill Engvall dictionary I do "bleeve"...a northern gal with a southern itch.
Great T13

November 01, 2007 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Thursday post! I just posted my Thursday! Three in one!



November 01, 2007 12:29 PM  
Blogger amanda rae said...

loved your list!

November 01, 2007 12:30 PM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Actually, I think that sawthun' ackscent iz easier ta unnerstan' than them Bawhstonians when they pahk the cah ;)

November 01, 2007 1:58 PM  
Blogger Meggie Mom Fantastic said...

LOL! NOW I can understand the people where I live :) Awesome!!!

November 01, 2007 2:08 PM  
Blogger Chelle Y. said...

I am amazed how Southerners can make a one syllable word into two! :)

November 01, 2007 3:18 PM  
Blogger impwork said...

Great TT - Made me smile :-)

November 01, 2007 3:29 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

O thin I'm getting better at this southern slang!! I think I might be working out the accent!!

November 01, 2007 4:13 PM  
Blogger Tawnya Shields said...

I am a northern transplant here in Mississippi. I confess I cannot understand a word they say. And I have been here for five years! :o)~

November 01, 2007 4:50 PM  
Blogger Mrs. T said...

Great list! Thanks for stoppin' by my blog! Your kitty picture looks like my cat. Very handsome.

November 02, 2007 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Asian and even I can make out most the words without a hitch! LOL! I think I watch too much TV! I love southernism!


November 02, 2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger Jubilee on Earth said...

Omigosh... too funny! I loved that!

Thanks for stopping by...

November 02, 2007 9:18 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Too funny. I haven't seen you around in ages, welcome back to TT!

November 03, 2007 12:33 PM  

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