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5 of My Favorite Southern Sayings

Southern Sayings

One thing I quickly learned living in the Washington DC area is that people are not as friendly here compared to the South, not even close!  In Houston, Kentucky, Tennessee, we talk to people, even if we don’t know you.  Here, not so much.  I also quickly learned I had to cover my accent.  I got so tired of people asking me what I said, I learned to talk slower and articulate my words so my accent would go away.

For those who are close to me and when I’m around my family, the accent comes back out. That also meant my sayings I grew up with had to go away.  

Today I want to share with you the 5 things I am so excited I get to say and people are going to actually know what I’m talking about!

Fit to be tied

This means someone is mad.  Very, very mad so you should go the other way!

When pigs fly

Of course, pigs don’t fly, which is the whole point of this phrase.  Anytime you hear reference to this phrase, know it probably ain’t gonna happen! 

Six in one hand and half a dozen in the other

How many are in 6?  6.  How many are in a dozen?  12.  So how many are in half a dozen? 6.

Moral of the story?  It means it’s the same thing!

If someone asked me, “Which shirt do you like?”  I say, “The blue one.”  That same person says to me, What do you think of this shirt?”  If I say,” 6 in one, half a dozen in the other.”  It means they are the same to me.

Don’t be too big for your britches

If you’ve made the mistake if getting too big for your britches, know your ego has gotten in the way!

I’ve Got a Hankerin’

A hankerin’ is a need or desire.  In other words, if I say I’ve had a hankerin’ for cheesecake, that means it’s something I wanted or have a craving for.

What are your favorite Southern savings?
See ya later!

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