y’all, all y’all,

Just for fun...

Y’all, all Y'all,
Let us take a look at sayings and language. 
English Expressions and Sayings.

Southern Talk. Country talk. Hick talk. Hillbilly talk. Redneck talk. 

My theory is that all regions have a dialect. My preference is that language be grammatically correct, but there is room for those local sayings. :-) Sometimes those little sayings / idioms convey the meaning so much better!
Can you translate these? The meaning is often something entirely different. Ha!  
 I have no literary source for these…as they are things I have heard over the years.

Have fun with these!

 When pigs fly!
(I use this one to explain idioms to my students.)
Hold your horses
Don’t let the screen door hit you

When____ freezes over”

Barking up the wrong tree

I need to scoot along now

When the cows come home

God willing and the creeks don’t rise * (thanks to       my co-worker)

Gag at a nat and swallow a camel*

Drunk as a coot
Trailer Trash
Yes Mam, No Mam
Yes Sir, No Sir
Lordy! (I had a grandmother who said this)
Lord have mercy
The sidewalks roll up at 5:00.
Doesn’t have the sense God gave a goose
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer
Madder than a wet hen
Mad as a wet hen
Throw a hissy fit
Bless your/her/his heart
In high cotton
Gittin above your raisin’
In a coons age
Hog wild
You made your bed, now lie in it
Mend fences
Bite off more than you can chew
Get the cart before the horse
Get the short end of the stick.
Have an ax to grind
Don’t be a bump on a log
Mind your mouth
Easy as falling off a log
Get the short straw
look like two peas in a pod
White lightening
Play possum
Fixin to
Bee in your bonnet
Mean as a snake
Poor as a church mouse
I swan
One oar in the water
Hotter n’blazes
Puttin’ on the dog
Chewin the fat
Shut my mouth
Loose as a goose
Fit to be tied
Fair to middlin
Can’t have your cake and eat it too
Six of one half dozen of the other
Madder than a wet hen
Were you raised in a barn?
Ugly as a mud fence
Fish or cut bait
Slow as molasses
If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy
With all due respect
Fine and dandy
This too shall pass
Sunday go to meetin’clothes
More _______ than Carter has pills.
Running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
Like arguing with a fence post
Heebie jeebies
Three sheets to the wind
Have a hankerin for something
Of the evenin’

How many of these have you heard?

If you have any additions/suggestions, please leave a comment.

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