7 Southern Phrases You’re Sure to Hear in Liberty County
Southerners are known for a lot of things like our mouthwatering food, warm weather and of course our thick, twangy accents! If you find yourself anywhere south of Mason-Dixon line you will likely hear a lot of phrases that sound like a foreign language. As Southerners, we have grown accustomed to out-of-towner’s being delighted in our day to day conversations and happily translate when necessary. Liberty County is no exception to the Southern drawl and expressive phrases, so we thought we would put together a helpful guide of phrases for your next visit. Enjoy!!
This phrase is used in the instance that you may be making Brunswick stew one way and your best friend may have chosen to do it another. Both pots of stew ended up tasting delicious, so there’s more than one way to skin a cat.
Speaking of food, a list of Southern phrases wouldn’t be complete without at least one that includes a true Southern staple. So, when you absolutely can’t believe something happened, and “I declare” just won’t cut it – butter my butt and call me a biscuit will have you covered.
You may hear this phrase commonly at the end of a sentence, because it intensifies any statement to the extreme. When your friend gets you so tickled you’re about pee your pants you say, “he is funny as all get out!” There is no higher level of measurement than, “all get out.”
When you’re so exasperated with someone’s behavior, over and over again. This is a very common phrase among the parents of teenagers. Most southern preachers don’t partake in alcohol. If you can make a preacher forgo his values, you must have been pretty awful!
A phrase most kids raised in the South will hear growing up is “pitchin’ a fit” and it’s usually followed up with advice to stop. This particular phrase is used for any situation where a child (or an adult) is acting in an outlandish or disrespectful manner, typically over something that isn’t worthy of the reaction.
In the South, no one says, “I’m about to” we say, “fixin’ to,” because we’re handy and we’re always fixing things! Don’t mistake this for a timeframe, just because you’re “fixin’ to” doesn’t mean it’ll happen today or even this week.
One of the more popular phrases us Southerns are known for and one that can have many different uses! It can be used by your Mama when you bring the Mother’s Day gift to her you made in Sunday school. But hearing this phrase is not always good thing, it can be a backhanded compliment too. This is a true Southern lady’s way of saying, “Are you really that stupid?”