Southern Talk Dictionary
1. BARD - verb.
Past tense of the infinitive "to borrow."
brother bard my pickup truck."
2. JAWJUH -
noun. A highly flammable state just north of Florida.
brother from Jawjah bard my pickup truck."
3. MUNTS -
noun. A calendar division.
brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I aint herd from him in munts."
4. IGNERT -
adjective. Not smart. See "Auburn Alumni."
"Them N-C-TWO-A boys sure are ignert!"
5. RANCH -
noun. A tool.
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.
sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup truck."
7. FAR - noun.
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.
"There are three degrees of Southern rotation: Pitch, Roll,and Y'all."
9. BAHS - noun.
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.
"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.
"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.
granpaw retard at age 65."
14. TARRED -
just flew in from Hot-lanta, and boy my arms are tarred."
15. RATS -
noun. Entitled power or privilege.
Southerners are willing to fight for out rats."
16. LOT -
dream of Jeanie in the lot-brown hair."
17. FARN -
adjective. Not local.
cudnt unnerstand a wurd he sed ... must be from some farn country."
18. DID -
adjective. Not alive.
"He's did, Jim."
19. EAR - noun.
A colorless, odorless gas (unless you are in LA).
can't breathe ... give 'em some ear!"
20. BOB WAR -
noun. A sharp, twisted cable.
"Boy, stay away from that bob war fence."
21. JU-HERE - a question.
"Juhere that former Dallas Cowboys' coach Jimmy Johnson recently
toured the University of Alabama?"
22. HAZE - a contraction.
Bubba smart?" "Nah ... haze ignert."
23. SEED -
verb, past tense.
contraction: verb and pronoun. Usage: "I ain't never seed New
York City ... view?"
24. HEAVY DEW -
phrase. A request for action.
I heavy dew me a favor?"