Ah: The thing you
see with, and the personal pronoun used denoting individuality. "Ah
think Ah've got somethin' in mah ah."
Ast: To interrogate or inquire, as when a revenue agent seeks
information about illegal moonshine stills. "Don't ast me so many
question. It makes me mad."
Attair: Contraction used to indicate the specific item desire. "Pass me
attair gravy, please"
Awl: An amber fluid used to lubricate engines. "Ah like attair car, but
it sure does take a lot of awl."
Bawl: What water does at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. "That gal cain't even
bawl water without burnin' it."
Bleeve: Expression of intent or faith. "Ah bleeve we ought to go to
church this Sunday."
Cent: Plural of cent. "You paid five dollars for that necktie? Ah
wouldn't give fiddy cent for it."
Co-cola: The soft drink that started in Atlanta and conquered the world.
"Ah hear they even sell Co-cola in Russia."
Cyst: To render aid. "Can Ah cyst you with those packages, ma'am."
Dayum: A cuss word Rhett Butler used in "Gone With the Wind." "Frankly,my
dear, I don't give a dayum."
Everwhichaways: To be scattered in all directions. "You should have been
there when the train hit attair chicken truck. Them chickens flew
Far: A state of combustion that produces heat and light. "Ah reckon it's
about time to put out the far and call in the dawgs."
Flares: The colorful, sweet-smelling part of a plant. "If yo wife's mad
at ya, it's smart to take her some flares."
Fur: Measure of distance. "It's a fur piece ta Etlanna."
Fur: Because of or to indicate possession. "Fur yew ta get attair new
car yew gotta go see Bubba bout a loan."
Good ole boy: Any Southern male between age 16 and 60 who has an amiable
disposition and is fond of boon companions, strong drink, hound dawgs,
fishin', huntin', and good lookin' women, but
not necessarily in that order. " Bubba's a good ole boy."
Griyuts: What no Southern breakfast would be without - grits. "Ah like
griyuts with butter and sawt on'em, but Ah purely love'em with red-eye
Hale: Where General Sherman is going for what he did to Etlanna.
(Atlanta) "General Sherman said "War is Hale" and he made sure it was."
Hep: to aid or benefit. "Ah can't hep it if Ah'm still in love with
Idinit: Term employed by genteel Southerners to avoid saying Ain't.
"Mighty hot today, idinit?"
Jew: Did you. "Jew want to buy attair comic book, son, or just stand
there and read it here?"
Kumpny: Guests. "Be home on time. We's havin' kumpny for supper."
Law: Police, or as Southerners pronounce it, PO-leece. "We better get
outta here. That bartender's doen called the law."
Likker: Whiskey; either the amber kind bought in stores or the homemade
white kind that federal authorities frown upon." Does he drink? Listen,
he spills more likker than most people drink.'
Mash: To press, as in the case of an elevator button. "Want me to mash
yo floor for you, Ma'am?"
Muchablige: Thank you. "muchablige for the lift, mister."
Nawthun: Anything that is not Southern. "He is a classic product of the
superior Nawthun educational system." (sarcasm)
Ovair: In that direction. 'Where's yo paw, son?" He's ovair, suh."
Phraisin: Very cold. "Shut that door. It's phraisin in here."
Plum: Completely. "Ah'm plum wore out."
Retch: To grasp for. "The right feilder retch over into the stands and
caught the ball."
Saar: The opposite of sweet. "These pickles Sure are saar."
Shovelay: A GM car. "Nobody could drive a Shovelay like Junior Johnson."
Sinner: Exact middle of. "Have you been to the new shoppin' sinner."
Sugar: A kiss. "Come here and give me some sugar."
Tarred: Fatigued. "Ah'm too tarred to go bowlin' nonight."
Tar Arns: A tool employed in changing wheels. "You cain't change a tar
without a tar arn."
Uhmurkin: Someone who lives int he United States of Uhmurka. "Thomas
Jefferson was a great Uhmurkin."
War: Metal strands attached to posts to enclose domestic animals. "Be
careful and don't get stuck on that bob war."
Whup: To beat or to strike. "OOOEEE!!! Yer mama's gonna whup you fer
sayin' a cuss word."
Yankee shot: A Southern child's navel. "Momma, what's this on mah
belly?" "That's yo Yankee Shot." Zat: Is that. "Zat yo dawg?"
I shre hope that uns injoys all tht
you sees hears.