As the mama of two, I believe that there’s nothing more important than a good education, and nothing shows good schooling like a pretty Southern accent. Unfortunately, not everybody has had the benefit of learning how to speak the way they ought to. So to help folks out, I’ve put together this quiz of Southern phrases and figures of speech. Knowing these won’t make you fluent, but as my mama always says, you’ve got to start somewhere.
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1 – 4 Correct Answers : Honey, I think you’re going to be “pahking your cah in the yahd” forever, bless your heart.
5 – 9 Correct Answers : There’s hope for you yet.
10 – 14 Correct Answers : Not bad, for a Yankee.
15 – 19 Correct Answers : You must have been born on the right side of the Mason-Dixon Line.
20 Correct Answers : Not only are you Southern, but I think you and I are kin.
Match up the first piece of these Southern expressions with the tail ends:
- a room full of rocking chairs.
- I'm sitting on mine
- to town.
- he'd have bought a red car
- chicken with its head cut off
- a mud fence
- half the town besides
- a place to happen
- she'd be going backwards
- Sam Hill
- just something to eat
- the gate post
- bust a gusset
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As nervous as a long-tailed cat in
That's his tale,
If he'd had another nickel,
Running around like a
He acts like he owns the road, and
Trouble looking for
If she were moving any slower
I've got more time than
What in the
Tight as a
It wasn't no dinner, it was
A lick of
Between you, me, and
I ate so much I like to have
As common as