Thursday, June 19, 2008
1.) Afore ~ Just as good as "before" in some parts.
2.) Bammer~ The state west of Jawjuh (Georgia). Capitol is Buhminhayum (Birmingham), e.g. "A tore-nader jes tore through Bammer 'n left $20,000,000 in improvements."
3.) Conniption ~ A major fit, total loss of control of one's temper; you pitch a conniption (hissy).
4.) Damyankee~ City-slickers from exotic places like New York, Chicago or Philadelphia. (Notice down South it is one word.)
5.) Edgy-cation~ Larnin whut gives you a edge in life. "He got lots of smarts but not much edgy-cation."
6.) Fixin ~ Getting ready to: "I'm fixin to leave."
7.) Grits~ Do you have to ask?
8.) Hire yew ~ Variant of "Heidi doo!" used divine the current state of the listener. In fact the two phrases may be combined as in, "Heidi, hire yew?
9.) Idnit? ~ Same problem as with bidnis—them "s's" before "n" again.
10.) Pocketbook~ A woman's purse (a bag is something different).
11.) Purdy, Purt~ Attractive, as in She's downright purdy. Fairly, Hey, that came purt near hittin me!
12.) Reckon ~Think, figger. "I reckon he done got too big fer his britches, thinkin he's a lawyer."
13.) Sump'n teet~ Food.
That is just a sample...for more Quaint Southernisms....check out this link Your Dictionary.com
Have a quaint Thursday, ya'll!