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HERES A LITTLE HELP FOR ALL THE 'NON-SOUTHERN' PEOPLE
Ah: The thing you see with, and the personal pronoun used denoting individuality. "Ah think Ah've got somethin' in mah ah."
Aigs: noun. Pre born chickens. " Boy , go out to the chicken house and gather some aigs."
All: noun.A petroleum based lubricant. "I shore hope my brother frum Jawjuh puts all in my pickup." ( SEE ALSO 'AWL' IT DEPENDS ON WHAT REIGN YA LIVE IN )
Anar: phrase. measure of time. " I bet my truck was runnin' bout a hundered miles anar."
Ast: To interrogate or inquire, as when a revenue agent seeks information about illegal moonshine stills. "Don't ast me so many question. I makes me mad."
Attair: Contradiction used to indicate the specific item desire. "Pass me attair gravy, please"
Awl: An amber fluid used to lubricate engines. "Ah like attair car, but it sure does take a lot of awl."
Bar: noun. Largest land living carnivore<
Bawl: What water does at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. "That gal cain't even bawl water without burnin' it."
Beckon: noun. Pork product
Bidness: noun. commerical venture. " I thank i'll go into the moon pie bidness."
Bleeve: Expression of intent or faith. "Ah bleeve we ought to go to church this Sunday."
Bahs: noun. Asupervisor. "If you don't stop readin' these southern words and get back to werk, your bahs is gonna far you."
Bammer: noun. The state just west of Jawjuh.
Bare: noun. An alcoholic beverage made of barley, hops, and yeast. " I thank ah'll have a bare."
Bard: verb. Past tense of the infinitive " to borrow", " MY brother bard my pickup."
Bob-war: noun.A sharp twisted cable. " Boy, stay away frum that thar bob war fence."
Cent: Plural of cent. "You paid five dollars for that necktie? Ah wouldn't give fiddy cent for it."
Co-cola: The soft drink that started in Atlanta and conquered the world. "Ah hear they even sell Co-cola in Russia."
Cyst: To render aid. "Can Ah cyst you with those packages, ma'am."
Dayum: A cuss word Rhett Butler used in "Gone With the Wind." "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a dayum."
Did: adjective. Not alive. " he's did , Bubba." <
Dubba wide: noun. Mobile home. " Lets go up to the dubba wide and watch 'Bama' play."
Ear: noun. A colorless, odorless gass( unless your in L.A.) " He caint breath.... give 'im some ear."
Emerson: phrase. Emerson big jugs ya put the milk in,boy."
Everwhichways: To be scattered in all directions. "You should have been there when the train hit attair chicken truck. Them chickens flew everwhichways.
Far: noun. 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."
Farn: adjective. Not local. " I cuddint unnerstand a wurd he sed,,,, must be frum some farn cuntry."
Fat: noun. verb. 1. a battle or combat. 2. to engage in battle or combat. " You younguns keep fat'n n' ah'm gonna whup ya."
Flares: The colorful, sweet-smelling part of a plant. "If yo wife's mad at ya, it's smart to take her some flares."
Fraud: adj. cooked in oil. " That southern fraud chicken was good."
Good ole boy: Any Southern male between age 16 and 60 who has an amiable disposition and is fond of boon companions, strong drink, hound dawgs, fishin', huntin', and good lookin' women, but not necessarily in that order. " Bubba's a good ole boy."
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."
Gubmit: noun. a bureaucratic institution. " Them gubmit boys shore are ignert."
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."
Heidi: noun. Greeting
Hep: to aid or benefit. "Ah can't hep it if Ah'm still in love with you."
Hire yew: complete sentence. Remainder of greeting. " Heidi ! Hire yew?"
Hot: noun. A blood pumping organ
Hod: adverb. Not easy. " A bad hot is hod to fix."
Idinit: Term employed by genteel Southerners to avoid saying Ain't. "Mighty hot today, idinit?"
Ignert: adjective. Not smart. (see Auburn Alumni) " Them two boys shore are ignert."
Jawjuh: noun. a state just north of Florida. " My brother frum Jawjuh bard my truck."
Jeet: question. " jeet.....nawh, didju?"
Jew: Did you. "Jew want to buy attair comic book, son, or just stand there and read it here?"
Jew here: make shore you heardabout something. " Jew here my brother got a job with that bob war fence com'pny."
Kumpny: Guests. "Be home on time. We's havin' kumpny for supper."
Lar: a dishounest person." That boy is the biggest lar I ever seen."
Law: Police, or as Southerners pronounce it, PO-leece. "We better get outta here. That bartender's doen called the law."
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.'
Mash: To press, as in the case of an elevator button. "Want me to mash yo floor for you, Ma'am?"
Muchablige: Thank you. "muchablige for the lift, mister."
Nawthun: Anything that is not Southern. "He is a classic product of the superior Nawthun educational system." (sarcasm)
Ovair: In that direction. 'Where's yo paw, son?" He's ovair, suh."
Phraisin: Very cold. "Shut that door. It's phraisin in here."
Pie-annie: noun. musical instrument."Play us a song on the pie-annie."
Plum: Completely. "Ah'm plum wore out."
Purt-near: adj. close." Ah'm purt-near ready to graduate."
Rat chair: to place in a spot." Put that bucket down rat chair, so it dont get kicked over."
Retch: To grasp for. "The right feilder retch over into the stands and caught the ball."
Saar: The opposite of sweet. "These pickles Sure are saar."
Shovelay: A GM car. "Nobody could drive a Shovelay like Junior Johnson."
Sinner: Exact middle of. "Have you been to the new shoppin' sinner."
Stob: A stick you drive into the ground . Some northerners may call it a stake,but down here we eat steak's. " Watch puttin' the steaks on the grill, you might trip over that thar stob."
Sugar: A kiss. "Come here and give me some sugar."
Tarred: Fatigued. "Ah'm too tarred to go bowlin' nonight."
Tar Arns: A tool employed in changing wheels. "You cain't change a tar without a tar arn."
Thank: verb. Ability to congitively process . " Ah thank ah'll have a bare."
Thar: Not here." Lookit over thar at them dang yankees "
Uhmurkin: Someone who lives int he United States of Uhmurka. "Thomas Jefferson was a great Uhmurkin."
War: Metal strands attached to posts to enclose domestic animals. "Be careful and don't get stuck on that bob war."
Whup: To beat or to strike. "OOOEEE!!! Yer mama's gonna whup you fer sayin' a cuss word."
Yankee shot: A Southern child's navel. "Momma, what's this on mah belly?" "That's yo Yankee Shot."
Zat: Is that. "Zat yo dawg?" <