It’s a Southern Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand
There are some things that people who aren't from the South or who haven't spent extensive time around Southerners won't understand such as how sleeping under a tin roof in the rain can be calming, the smell of an oncoming rain shower, and how a tire hanging from a tree can be a source of fun. But among those things they wouldn't understand, our lingo might top the list.
This morning, I heard a young lady ask a man how he'd been doing. This was his response, "Ain gone fuss 'bout it."
I was tickled, but I knew exactly what he meant. Although he might not have been doing so well, he wasn't going to complain as doing so wouldn't improve what had already happened anyway.
I giggled at the exchange and thought there are some sayings that are just Southern. One of my favorite comedians is Darren Knight. His Southern Momma videos KEEP me laughing because I can so relate to everything he says. I've heard many things like them over the years.
Here are some of my favorite Southern sayings (and what they mean):
1. "If the Lord is willing and the creek don't rise." (If God will help it to happen and nothing stands in the way of me getting there.)
2. "Guuuuhhhh/lll...." *complete with a side eye* (Simple. Giiirrrlllll)
3. "Bayyybee, it takes God to tell you." (I don't know, and only God can reveal to you the logic behind it.)
Here's a Southern saying that I've always hated:
"Come out here and help shell them peas!" (If you've heard it, you know EXACTLY what it means. LOL)
Oh wait! One more:
"What kinda Coke would you like?" (When ordering a meal, what would you like to drink? Even if your answer is Sprite, it's a Coke in the South.)
Of course, I've heard the most of these and other sayings from family members and close friends, but I've noticed that a lot of us have some of the same experiences.
What are some of your favorite Southern sayings (other than Roll Tide)?