Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #10: Southernisms

Yep, I'm not ashamed to admit it.... I'm a Southern gal through and through. And, in honor of that fact, I'm going to give you thirteen "Southernisms" that are very definitely a part of my vocabulary.

1. fixin'.... "I'm fixin' to go to town."
2. might could..... "I might could pick you up some ice cream while I'm there, if you're real sweet."
3. bless your heart.... "But, bless your heart, I don't really know if you need any more ice cream the way you're puttin' on weight."
4. reckon..."I reckon I'll pick it up for you though if your heart is set on it."
5. a fur piece.... "Even though the ice cream store is a fur piece from where I was going."
6. usta could... "I usta could have gotten there and back in two shakes of a lamb's tail, but it takes me longer now."
7. Awfully.... "I get awfully tired, too, when it takes so long."
8. conniption.... "But don't have a conniption if it take me too long to get back."
9. hafta.... "You might hafta put the ice cream in the freezer to harden up if I take too long."
10. mess.... "Before you can eat that ice cream though, you might should go out in the garden and pick a mess o' turnips for supper."
11. mighty.... "Turnips would be mighty fine with pot likker and corn bread."
12. tote.... "Make sure you tote a big bag with you when you go to the garden now, y'hear?"
13. directly... "I'll be back directly, and we'll get supper cooked up so we can have some ice cream for dessert."


Laura said...

Oh, good stuff! I miss my Southernisms...I've lived in other parts for too long!

Happy TT!

Paige Tyler said...

LOL! Too funny! Great TT!


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Michelle said...

Great list. These are all to familiar to me. My family is from North Carolina and the Virginia's. I love the lingo. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by mine.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Rumor has it us gals up north say some silly stuff too :)
Great TT.

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Kealie Shay said...

Oh, hon, you know I use all of these too, and I don't even live in the South anymore. Now I'm all kinds of homesick. *sigh*

I think I need to call you so I can get my Southern gal fix.

Chris M. said...

These were great! I think you should go and see what Brat did on hers.

She knows so many interesting facts... otherwise known as minutiae.

Ashley Ladd said...

I love your southernisms. While I was in the Air Force many moons ago, I was stationed in Southern Mississippi, so that brings me back to that time.