Tuesday, August 26, 2003

~*Southern Slang*~

admittedly, way back when i first met up with Galahad, there was definiately a bit of a language barrier thing going on...we both spoke English of course, but he had no clue what i was on about when i said "robe" and i had no clue on earth what he was on about when he said he was wearing a "jumper"...for those who still have no clue what im on about...a jumper here in the States would be a type of loose fitting dress, and a robe is called a dressing gown in the UK...

anyhows...not wishing to confuse Ghostie any more than necessary, i thought i'd have a lil fun breaking the Souths language barrier...which i suppose might even be helpful to those of us who are not even really frommmmm the South eh???

ready to be scawwwwwwwred???

1. BARD - verb. Past tense of the infinitive "to borrow."
Usage: "My brother bard my pickup truck."

2. JAWJUH - noun. A highly flammable state just north of Florida.
Usage: "My brother from Jawjah bard my pickup truck."

3. MUNTS - noun. A calendar division.
Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I aint herd from him in munts."

4. IGNERT - adjective. Not smart. See "Auburn Alumni."
Usage: "Them N-C-TWO-A boys sure are ignert!"

5. RANCH - noun. A tool.
Usage: "I think I left my ranch in the back of that pickup truck my brother from Jawjuh bard a few munts ago."

6. ALL - noun. A petroleum-based lubricant.
Usage: "I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup truck."

7. FAR - noun. A conflagration.
Usage: "If my brother from Jawjuh doesn't change the all in my pickup truck, that things gonna catch far."

8. Y'ALL -- noun. A degree of rotation.
Usage: "There are three degrees of Southern rotation: Pitch, Roll,and Y'all."

9. BAHS - noun. A supervisor.
Usage: "If you don't stop reading these Southern words and git back to work, your bahs is gonna far you!"

10. TAR - noun. A rubber wheel.
Usage: "Gee, I hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh doesn't git a flat tar in my pickup truck."

11. TIRE - noun. A tall monument.
Usage: "Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, I sure do hope to see that Eifel Tire in Paris sometime."

12. HOT - noun. A blood-pumping organ.
HOD - adverb. Not easy. Usage: "A broken hot is hod to fix."

13. RETARD - Verb. To stop working.
Usage: "My granpaw retard at age 65."

14. TARRED - adverb. Exhausted.
Usage: "I just flew in from Hot-lanta, and boy my arms are tarred."

15. RATS - noun. Entitled power or privilege.
Usage: "We Southerners are willing to fight for out rats."

16. LOT - adjective. Luminescent.
Usage: "I dream of Jeanie in the lot-brown hair."

17. FARN - adjective. Not local.
Usage: "I cudnt unnerstand a wurd he sed ... must be from some farn country."

18. DID - adjective. Not alive.
Usage: "He's did, Jim."

19. EAR - noun. A colorless, odorless gas (unless you are in Los Angeles).
Usage: "He can't breathe ... give 'em some ear!"

20. BOB WAR - noun. A sharp, twisted cable.
Usage: "Boy, stay away from that bob war fence."

21. JU-HERE - a question.
Usage: "Juhere that former Dallas Cowboys' coach Jimmy Johnson recently toured the University of Alabama?"

22. HAZE - a contraction.
Usage: "Is Bubba smart?" "Nah ... haze ignert."

23. SEED - verb, past tense.
VIEW - contraction: verb and pronoun. Usage: "I ain't never seed New York City ... view?"


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