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Thread #56733   Message #888801
Posted By: GUEST,TNDARLN at work
12-Feb-03 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: favorite southern US expression
Subject: RE: favorite southern US expression
"The driveway don't go all the way to the house" courtesy of some of my Sand Mtn. sangin' buddies. Equivalent to being "one brick shy of a load".

My Mama uses the term "light wad" [He's a light wad- meaning that there's not much there of substance]. Which I know goes back to the days of muzzleloaders, but could [and probably does] have a totally different meaning in other contexts...and I'm sure someone here will point it out to us if that's the case...

thanks for startin' this Wilco: we're doing an Appalachian unit at school, and collecting sayins' is a part of it...