“How’s your mama’n’them?”
How many times have we heard that? Not once do we have to stop and wonder what a mama’n’them is…we know because we’ve been brought up on the South’s unique way with the English language. As our newest contributor, Gary Wright, wrote about in last week’s post, “Southern speak” has a long history of allowing people to say their peace without directly speaking their mind. In honor of our colorful southern way of speaking, we ask that you share your favorite “southernism” with the PorchScene community.
We have started the ball rolling with a few of our favorites:
“He’s got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel”, “Finer than a frog hair”, “J’eat yet?”
“a mess of…”, “Chunk it!”, “Worthless as a tit on a boar hog.”, “Drunk as Cooter Brown”
“I’m fixin to…”, “Knee high to a grasshopper”...
Feel free to add yours in the comment box at the bottom of the page.