Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How To Speak Southern

Being a Canadian girl I thought a move to South Carolina would be rather easy, I mean after all it's the US right? So similar to Canada and we are all North American too...well I never expected getting used to the language would be so...well....interesting to say the least! So I have compiled a few things to help those that may travel through good ole South Cacalacky as we like to warmly call it;)

1. Attair~~Contraction used to indicate the specific item desired. "Pass me attair gravy, please"

2. Awl~~An amber fluid used to lubricate engines. " Ah like that car, but it sure does use a lot of awl".

3. Bad Off~~Desperately in need of, also extremely ill. " You must be bad off for something to read". or " Jims' in the hospital, he's bad off".

4. Bleeve~~ " Ah bleeve we ought to go to church this Sunday".

5. Bound to~~ " Too much beers bound to give you a headache".

6. Caint~~" I just caint understand why this checkbook won't balance".

7. Dawg~~" A four legged animal much esteemed in rural sections of the South".

8. Eat up with~~ " Excessively afflicted by. " That woman's eat up with jealousy".

9. Git~~ Acquire " If you're goin' to the store, git me a six pack of beer".

10. Good ole boy~~Any Southern male between the ages of 16 and 60 who has an amiable disposition and is fond of boon companions, strong drinking, hound dawgs, fishin', huntin' and good-lookin' women, but not necessarily in that order".

And just for your entertainment since I have to be in class tomorrow all day (ugh) I am passing out homework to the computer geeks out there;) Try this quiz and let me know how you do he heheheheehehehe~~~Warning it's super addicting and will drive you crazy!


Kathy said...

So funny, French, I am sure I have not pronounced these words of yours properly, but I had fun trying haha. Will go do my homework now, try to have fun in class tomorrow hugs, Kathy.

Kathy said...

So funny, French, I am sure I have not pronounced these words of yours properly, but I had fun trying haha. Will go do my homework now, try to have fun in class tomorrow hugs, Kathy.

artis1111 said...

Fun game I got to 11. Kathy

Picket said...

Frenchie! What in tarnation are you talking about? You saying I talk funny?! lol Girl You know I got 3 Burly Boys and I am surrounded by camo and duck calls and bass boats and hunting dogs and I call everybody Bubba ( name is Bubba & this is my other brother Bubba) Yes we eat grits and yes a frogie & brush rollers and fuzzy slippers is formal wear for the local Piggly Wiggly as long as you put your "stick' on but girl you gotta give us some credit....we don't dip snuff in church!!!! lol lol Loved the post crack me up!!!!! have a great day!

onlymehere said...

Okay, it's official, I'm an idiot! I lost my third life on the second question....AUGH!!!!!!!! Did anyone else do this bad? Should I have lied and said I got to 10 to make myself look close to as smart as Kathy? Oh, the shame. But at least we know I'm honest! Just to cheer me up though I will accept your award that you're giving to everyone! I didn't know you were a teacher either so I learned something else from you today!

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahhaa..... I love "Southern Lingo". It cracks me up! You are too funny!!! LOL! You know what cracks me up???? When people say "POE-LEECE" for "police". I cringe each time I hear it! LOL. Ok... Im going to play your game now....


Anonymous said...

That game drove me nuts!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Justine said...

Tee hee! I don't know why, but my grandmother (Italian... from NY) always said Erl instead of oil. Used to drive me nuts!

Justine :o )

Justine said...

Ooh girl, I'm gonna kill you! Do you know how many lives I lost on that game before I gave up at question 15? That was some crazy shit.

Justine :o )

Buffie said...

Well I'm from southeat Texas so I understand it all! lol!!!

Justine said...

You need to go to Bridget's and add more to the story!

Justine :o )

Justine said...

Well French, it was between you and Buffie who would be wearing the thong, and since she always gets all the attention I thought it should be you. Hey, you've got the bod to support it! Heeheeheeeeeeeeee!

Justine :o )
P.S. i think I'm going to put that crazy quiz on my blog too!

Justine said...


Justine :o )

Pat said...

LOL! Your fogot to mention the southerism: "Bless your heart"

Fun quiz!

Linda said...

WHAT GAME?!?!?! What did I M-I-S-S, Miss FrenchFry??????? (Mayyybe th desurt sun has ruint ma ize A-N-D m' braaaane!!!~~~ AARGH!!!!!! OH, how I can EMBARRASS MYSELF!!!). Big hugs, Linda

Bridget said...

Frenchie, I'm a taggin' ya fer a game of shoring sum stuff 'bout yer self. Yous butter git yerself over ta my place fer the details. If un ya caint play weez'll understand.
You best be takin' care of yerself now ya hear.

Bridget said...

So are you going to tell us how far you got on the quiz? I gave up on 40 but I've decided the answer must be Skip...I shouldn't have wasted my last one earlier in the quiz!

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