Going to school in the south requires some basic knowledge of your new territory. Some of the things you will encounter include: millionaires in pickup trucks, food to die for, cowboy boots paired with dresses as a must-do style, country music, country pride, frequent rodeos, which, of course, require the perfect pair of boots to attend. You’ll also need to speak the language. The twang takes time to perfect, but this code book of terms will get you started. Here is your ultimate Southern slang survival guide:
As made famous by Larry The Cable Guy. Meaning to get it done.
You all. And not ya’ll.
Ex: “Holler if you need something.” Meaning to shout it out, or to call out.
4. Fixin’ to
As if you’re getting ready to go to do something: “I’m fixin’ to go to the store.”
5. Bless your heart
To show sympathy or appreciation. Such as if someone offered to walk an elderly lady across the street and carry her bags she might reply: “Well, bless your heart!”
6. A Longhorn and an Aggie
The start of many jokes mostly in the Texas area.
7. An Aggie walks into a bar
The start of even more jokes in the Texas area.
8. Full as a (Texas) tick
Everything is bigger in Texas, even their ticks. So you might be as full as a Texas tick, if you can’t eat one more bite.
9. Dumb as dirt
An offensive phrase, used to explain the lack of intelligence one may have.
10. Don’t have a pot to piss in
Meaning you might be so poor you don’t even have a “pot to piss in.”
Not just Coca-Cola, southerners use this term to reference most, if not all, carbonated beverages.
12. Sweatin’ like a stuck pig
You’re really, really hot – as only a southerner can be in August.
13. Panties in a wad
Meaning to not get offended or bent out of shape about something.
A word commonly replacing the term shopping cart.
15. Conniption fit
A woman (or man) may have a conniption fit if they lose their cool, big time.
16. Ain’t my first rodeo
Meaning this isn’t the first time you’re doing something.
17. Tan your hide
You’re going to get your backside whipped.
Now y’all GIT-R-DONE! Happy southern school days to come!