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Thread #56733   Message #2414323
Posted By: GUEST,Larry
15-Aug-08 - 03:50 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: favorite southern US expression
Subject: RE: Folklore: favorite southern US expression
"Cuter'n a speckled pup in a little red wagon."

"Slicker'n greased owl shit."

"He needed killin'." (Said by Texas sheriffs to prosecutors who needed background to detemine whether to file murder charges."

"California Quickstep" term used by expatriate Southerners and Easterners in California for what in the South would be called "a case o' th' runs".

"You kin have my gun when you pry it outa my cold, dead fingers."

"Confabulation" Talk-fest.

"Dimbulb" Someone who's not too smart.

"Dimbulbs (R)" An informal writers' group in Texas.

"Ain't th' brightest bulb in th' chandelier."

"You'll think a ton of brick done fell on ya." John Wayne as "Rooster Cogburn".

"Th' Shurf got me for drivin' one a them ol' drunk cars."

"We done broke his plate and sawed his corner off the table." said of a late teenager whose parents decided it was time for him to be on his own.

"Her watermelons hang low to the ground." Said of a very obese woman, walking away.

"Like two pigs in the same sack." Same definition as 'watermelons'.

"I'm about thought out, here." Gettin' close to bedtime.