You all may not know this, but I am a Southern girl living in the North. Or as my mom calls me G.R.I.T.S. (Girl Raised In The South). And I LOVE grits, so to be called G.R.I.T.S. is way cool if you ask me. I was cleaning my work area today and came across a book one of my co-workers pawned off...I mean gave to me a couple months ago becasuse it reminded her of me. The title of it is More How To Speak Southern. Wonder what made her think to give it to me? Ha,ha! It is so funny, I thought I would share some of it with my bloggy buddies. I don't want to overwhelm my pupils, so we will start with just a few for today.
Wawk - a method of of non-polluting travel by foot. "Why don't we take an old-fashioned wawk?" OMG! I so pronounce walk this way. Eek!
Fawt - What Yankees and Southerners did when the South asked for a divorce in 1861 and the North refused to grant it. "Nobody fawt like Stonewall Jackson." Way useless trivia fact: Stonewall, Louisiana is named after the ole boy.
Dite - what people do to lose weight. "I think I am going on a dite."
Supper - the evening meal Southerners are having while Yankees are having dinner. "What's for supper, honey?" *is supper REALLY a Southern thing? I thought everyone said that. For real.
Fline - to travel by air. "I am fline to Louisiana next month." I am guilty of this one too. And I REALLY am fline to Louisiana next month! Woo hoo!
Tump - this one is actually a colloquialism from my "neck of the woods". It is a combination of dump and tip. I have asked fellow Southerners from states other than Louisiana who had no clue about this word. "Don't tump over the glass of water." I honestly did not know that was not a real word for most my life until my hubby proved to me that it is not in the Websters dictionary. I was shawked, Southern speak for shocked.
Do any of you have any colloquialisms or sayings from your neck of the woods?