100 Southern Sayings

If you are not a southerner then you might find it a little bit hard when you are among them.  Southerners has their own type of vernacular that they only can understand. But in case you have something to do with them, then you might want to learn a few lines. Here are some southern sayings that will interest you

100 Southern sayings you can learn

1. Holler like a stuck pig. (someone mislead you)

2. I do declare. (usually means nothing)

3. In high cotton. (rising up in society)

4. In a coon’s age. (been a long time)

5. A whistling woman and a crowing hen never comes to a very good end. (be who you are)

6. Ain’t that the berries! (that is great!)

7. As easy as sliding off a greasy log backward. (very easy)

8. Barking up the wrong tree. (you are wrong)

9. Don’t let your mouth overload your tail. (talking too much)

10. Either fish or cut bait. (work or make way for those who will)

11. Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then. (everyone is sometimes lucky)

12. Every dog should have a few feas. (no one is perfect)

13. Scarce as hen’s teeth. (no such thing)

14. Sight for sore eyes. (Nice to you!)

15. Stomping grounds. (familiar territory)

16. Sun don’t shine on the same dog’s tail all the time. (you’ll get what you deserve)

17. That takes the cake. (surprised)

18. Go to bed with the chickens. (in bed early)

19. Go whole hog. (go for it all)

20. Give down the country. (give someone a peice of your mind)

21. Go hog wild. (have a good time)

22. Caught with your pants down. (surprised and unprepared)

23. Chugged full. (full and over-flowing)

24. A whistling woman and a crowing hen never comes to a very good end. (be who you are)

25. Ain’t that the berries! (that is great!)

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26. As easy as sliding off a greasy log backward. (very easy)

27. Barking up the wrong tree. (you are wrong)

28. Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then. (everyone is sometimes lucky)

29. Every dog should have a few feas. (no one is perfect)

30. Do go on. (you must be joking)

31. Like two peas in a pod. (act and think alike)

32. Mend fences. (settle differences)

33. Too big for one’s britches. (someone taking themself too seriously)

34. Two shakes of a sheep’s tail. (done quickly)

35. Well, shut my mouth. (shocked and speechless)

36. Go off half-cocked. (have only half the facts)

37. In high cotton. (rising up in society)

38. In a coon’s age. (been a long time)

39. Be like the old lady who fell out of the wagon. (you aren’t involved, so stay out of it)

40. Busy as a stump-tailed cow in fly time. (very busy)

41. Caught with your pants down. (surprised and unprepared)

42. Fly off the handle. (angry and lashing out)

43. Get the short end of the stick. (not invited and treated wrong)

44. Give down the country. (give someone a peice of your mind)

45. Scarce as hen’s teeth. (no such thing)

46. Two shakes of a sheep’s tail. (done quickly)

47. Well, shut my mouth. (shocked and speechless)

48. Chugged full. (full and over-flowing)

49. Do go on. (you must be joking)

50. Like a bump on a log. (lazy and doing nothing)

51. Go to bed with the chickens. (in bed early)

52. Go whole hog. (go for it all)

53. Gone back on your raisin. (deny heritage)

54. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. (attempt what you can accomplish)

55. Don’t count your chickens until they hatch. (first know the results)

56. Go hog wild. (have a good time)

57. Go off half-cocked. (have only half the facts)

58. Happy as a dead pig in the sunshine. (doesn’t grasp or worry what’s going on)

59. Have no axe to grind. (no strong opinion)

60. Holler like a stuck pig. (someone mislead you)

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More southern sayings

61. I do declare. (usually means nothing)

62. Don’t let the tail wag the dog. (the cheif is in charge, not the Indians)

63. Don’t let your mouth overload your tail. (talking too much)

64. Either fish or cut bait. (work or make way for those who will)

65. Got your feathers ruffled. (upset and pouting)

66. Like two peas in a pod. (act and think alike)

67. Mend fences. (settle differences)

68. Have no axe to grind. (no strong opinion)

69. Like a bump on a log. (lazy and doing nothing)

70. Gone back on your raisin. (deny heritage)

71. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. (attempt what you can accomplish)

72. Don’t count your chickens until they hatch. (first know the results)

73. Don’t let the tail wag the dog. (the cheif is in charge, not the Indians)

74. Fly off the handle. (angry and lashing out)

75. Get the short end of the stick. (not invited and treated wrong)

76. Sight for sore eyes. (Nice to you!)

77. Stomping grounds. (familiar territory)

78. Sun don’t shine on the same dog’s tail all the time. (you’ll get what you deserve)

79. That takes the cake. (surprised)

80. Too big for one’s britches. (someone taking themself too seriously)

81. Got your feathers ruffled. (upset and pouting)

82. Happy as a dead pig in the sunshine. (doesn’t grasp or worry what’s going on)

83. You look prettier than a glob of butter melting on a stack of wheat cakes!

84. You shore don’t sweat much for a fat girl.

85. You’re a corker.

86. Why are you smilin’ like a goat in a briarpatch?

87. Why don’t you just take a long walk off a short pier.

88. Would you raise that winder down!

89. I’m freezin’ my tail off!

90. You’re lyin’ like a no-legged dog! You’re the spitting image of your mother/father.

91. You better straighten up and fly right or I’ll knock your teeth down your throat and you’ll spit ’em out in single file.

92. You look as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine.

93. You look about as happy as a tick on a fat dog.

94. You can’t get rid of ’em. He’s like a booger you can’t thump off.

95. You can’t get this wad of toothpaste back in the tube.

96. You could start an argument in an empty house.

97. You don’t have a snow balls chance in hell, son!

98. You’ve got champagne taste with a beer pocketbook.

99. My eyeballs are floating

100. Slicker than snot on a doorknob

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