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Southern words

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Our mothers and grandmothers have given us so much. They've passed down their recipes, their china patterns, and their parenting tips, for starters. But we've just realized—they've passed down their vocabularies too. We have inherited their styles, their heirlooms, and more than a few of their favorite sayings as well. And we're beginning to understand what a treasure that truly is. From adages and proverbs to their favorite Southern turns of phrase, these ladies sure do have a way with…

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If we had our druthers, all Southern words would be colorful and just flow off the tongue with our honeyed accents. Fun words just tickle us no end. Sometimes, when the English language fails us, we just make up words or use them in different ways.We listed some popular slang words in the South, alo...

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Someone once said that when you visit the South, you need a translator. It's true, we do have a mouthful of sayings that only Southerners understand. However, if you're from the South, you know that sometimes there's just no other way to get your point across. If you're trying to be nice, but you just can't quite let it go, "bless your heart" is a go-to. When you've met the girl of your dreams, chances are she is "pretty as a peach." If you just heard your mama come home and you haven't…

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We Southerners love colorful words like "cattywampus" and "lollygag" and "tarnation." Often, we use them without considering why we do or where they originated.In the past, we've explained the origins of Southern phrases (click here to read those). Now, let's take a look at the origins of some favor...

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Ten Southern quotes and sayings is a list we love here in the South. Feel free to share to your Facebook page, Twitter or Pinterest and enjoy! Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest, Facebook

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Ten Southern quotes and sayings is a list we love here in the South. Feel free to share to your Facebook page, Twitter or Pinterest and enjoy! Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest, Facebook

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