Translate These Common Southern Phrases and We'll Guess Which Southern City You'll Visit Next

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Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

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When you are told that something is located over yonder, do you know where to find it? The southern U.S. is known for its charm, its history and its colorful phrases. After you translate a slew of phrases you might hear in any southern town, we'll tell you which of the south's cities you'll visit the next time you head down yonder. 

If you know what it means when a southerner says "that dog won't hunt," you have probably already visited a few places in the south. If you have no idea what "jerking a knot in someone's tail" means, this might be your first trip. No matter which one, you are destined to have a great time translating these phrases and traveling to some real gems of the south. Will you know as many of them as you think you do? 

We've buttered our butts and called ourselves biscuits while finding phrases for you to translate. We do hope that you'll pick up on the unique southern way of putting things and adopt a few of the phrases into your everyday speech. You'll need to know a few of them when you're walking the streets of the town you're going to see! Which one will it be?


If someone were"madder than a cat getting baptized," how angry would they be?

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In your opinion, what does "that possum's on a stump" mean?

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If you're "off like a herd of turtles," what are you doing?

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"This ain't my first rodeo" means which of the following?

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If you are skedaddling in the south, what are you doing?

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What do you think "finer than a frog's hair" means?

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"God don't like ugly" means what to the rest of the world?

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Does "madder than a wet hen" mean angry or insane?

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"Act like you've been to town before" is a southern way of saying ____________.

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Do you know what "I love you a bushel and a peck means"?

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Which emotion is intended with the phrase "that just dilled my pickle"?

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What do southerners mean when they say "me and you are gonna mix"?

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Can you pick out the right meaning of "that dog won't hunt"?

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What does "his family tree doesn't have many branches" really mean?

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Is it a good thing or a bad thing when a southerner says you look "gussied up"?

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Which trait would someone who "could make a preacher cuss" have?

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If it's "been a month full of Sundays," how long has it been?

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Someone who is uppity is which of these words?

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What are you being told when you're told to "stop pottering around"?

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What is meant by "fuller than a tick on a hound dog"?

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If you're "hankering for" something, what are you doing?

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What's the meaning behind "down yonder"?

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What part of your body is called a "bread basket" in the south?

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What is meant by "you can't call an alligator a lizard"?

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If someone "gets your goose," what are they doing to you?

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What kind of weather does "it's so dry, the trees are begging for dogs" reference?

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When you're at work, are you "as busy as a moth on a mitten"?

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If someone told you that you "have a burr in your saddle," how would you feel about it?

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Can you pick out the correct meaning of "What in the Sam Hill?"

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What does it mean when someone has a "duck fit"?

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