How To Speak “Southern”


Aig – What a hen lays
Aints – He’s got aints in his paints [Paints: what cha put on your laigs of a mornin]
Arn – Ma’s tard of arnin
Bag – He bagged her to marry him
Bobbed – A bobbed wire fence
Bresh – He had a bresh with the law, and the law won.
Bub – the light bub burned out
Cheer – What you set in
Crick – A small stream
Clum – He sure clum that tree fastern any ‘coon
Chiny – country over in Asia
Chuch duds – Sunday go-to-meetin clothes
Core – He got hisself a new Ford core
Cyow – Animal on Farm
Deppity – He helps out the shurf
Dribbed – He dribbed milk on his shirt
Dainz – Satidy night social
Ellum – A graceful tree
Fanger – What you put your rang on
Faince – Whats round the hawg lot
Far – What get the brandin arn hot
Furred – He got furred from his job
Flar – A rose is a purdy flar
Frash – Them aigs ain’t frash
Furiners – All non-‘bamans
Further – Hits ten miles further to town
Grain – She was grain with envy
Hail – Where bad folks go
Hep – Poor George, he can’t hep it, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Hern – It aint hern, it’s his’n
Hilbilly – People in the next county
Hollar – Whats between the hills
Hard – Got a brend new hard
hand Tar – His core blew a tar
Laymun – A sour fruit
Laig – Most folks have two of them
Lather – What you climb up
Liberry – Where you go to check out books for larnin
Mailk – what you get from cyows
Mere – What you see your self in
Minners – Live bait
Misrus – Married Woman
Nar – Opposite of wide
Nayk – Your head sets on it
Nup – No
Orrel – Them hinges need orrel
Ormy – What the sojers go in
Pank – A light red color
Parch – Sit out on the parch and watch the grass grow
Petition – What separate the rooms
Poke – A paper bag or sack
Pokey – What the shurf and deppity puts crimnals in Poke
Salit – A green vegetable
Puppet – What the preacher is in
Purdy – She is purdy as a pitcher
Purt near – Almost he purt near caught that greased pig
Rang – You wear it on your fanger
Rut – That there tree sure has long ruts
Rah cheer – I was born rah cheer in town
Rainch – A big cow farm
Rat – Do it rat now!
Rench – Rench the soap yourself
Roont – She plum roont her shoes
Salary – A stringy vegetable
Soardeens – Small canned fish
Shar – A light rain
Gully Worsher – A medium heavy rain
Toad strangler – A heavy rain Sody
Pop – A soft drink
Sprang – Water out’n the ground
Shurf – The Shurf put Clem in jail
Storch – This here aprn has to much storch in it
Skeered – that plumb skeered me to death
Thanks – He shore thanks he’s smart
Tho – Tho me the ball
Thoat – I shore got a sore thoat
War – A bobbed war fance
Worsh – Go worsh your face
Warter – What you worsh your face in
Yurp – A continent overseas