From Off the Net
Our readers send us some funny pieces--pieces circulating on the Internet. Some clever person had to have written these. Know who wrote this one? Please let us know so we can give proper credit. Write USADS EDITOR.
1. The manís engine is runnin', but ain't nobody driving.
= [The guyís not overly intelligent.]
2. Sheís bout as welcome as a skunk at a lawn party.
= [She ought not to have come.]
3. That old feller is tighter than bark on a tree.
= [Heís most un-generous.]
4. Her friendboy is just big hat, no cattle.
= [The boyís all talk and no action.]
5. We've howdied but we ain't shook yet.
= [We've sorta met after a fashion, but havenít been properly introduced.]
6. He thinks the sun come up just to hear him crow.
= [He thinks his feet donít stink.]
7. Harriet's got tongue enough for ten rows of teeth.
= [Harriet can talk.]
8. It's so dry the trees are bribin' the dogs.
= [We need a rain here Ďbouts.]
9. Just Ďcause a chicken got wings, donít mean it can fly.
= [Appearances can be real deceiving.]
10. Honey, this ain't my first rodeo.
= [I got some experience, you see.]
11. J. R. looks like the dog's been keepin' him under the porch.
= [J.R. wonít win any beauty contests.]
12. Them two ate supper before they said grace.
= [They been living in sin.]
13. Man, itís time to paint your butt white and run with the antelope.
= [Just quit fussing and do right.]
14. Lawd, you just as full of wind as a corn-eating horse.
= [You tend to be a right smart braggart.]
15. You can put your boots in the oven, but that donít make 'em biscuits.
= [You can say what you want, but that donít change nothiní.]
Click this link for more Southern expressions.
And more: Even More South Mouth
And check out a whole page of new/old southern expressions submitted by Shane Hill -- memories from his Arkansas childhood.
Back to USADEEPSOUTH index page