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Translating Southern United States Slang to English

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HEIDI - noun. Greeting.
HIRE YEW - complete sentence. Remainder of greeting.

Usage: "Heidi, hire yew?"

BARD - verb. Past tense of the infinitive "to borrow."

Usage: "My brother bard my pickup truck."

JAWJUH - noun. A highly flammable state just north of Florida.

Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck."

MUNTS - noun. A calendar division.

Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I aint herd from him in munts."

BAMMER - noun. The state west of Jawjuh. The capitol is Berminhayum.

Usage: "A tornader jes went through Bammer an' lef $20,000,000.00 in improvements."

THANK - verb. Ability to cognitively process.

Usage: "Ah thank ah'll have a bare."

BARE - noun. An alcoholic beverage made of barley, hops an yeast.

Usage: "Ah thank ah'll have a bare."

IGNERT - adjective. Not smart. See "Auburn Alumni."

Usage: "Them N-C-TWO-A boys sure are ignert!"

RANCH - noun. A tool.

Usage: "I think I left my ranch in the back of that pickup truck my brother from Jawjuh bard a few munts ago."

ALL - noun. A petroleum-based lubricant.

Usage: "I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup truck."

FAR - noun. A conflagration.

Usage: "If my brother from Jawjuh doesn't change the all in my pickup truck, that things gonna catch far."

GRAIN - adjective. A Color.

Usage: "She was grain with envy"

BAHS - noun. A supervisor.

Usage: "If you don't stop reading these Southern words and git back to work, your bahs is gonna far you!"

TAR - noun. A rubber wheel.

Usage: "Gee, I hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh doesn't git a flat tar in my pickup truck."

TIRE - noun. A tall monument.

Usage: "Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, I sure do hope to see that Eiffel Tire in Paris sometime."

HOT - noun. A blood-pumping organ.
HOD - adverb. Not easy.

Usage: "A broken hot is hod to fix."

RETARD - Verb. To stop working.

Usage: "My granpaw retard at age 65."

TARRED - adverb. Exhausted.

Usage: "I just flew in from Hot-lanta, and boy my arms are tarred."

FAT - noun, verb. A battle or combat; to engage in battle or combat.

Usage: "You younguns keep fat'n, n' ah'm gonna whup y'uh."

RATS - noun. Entitled power or privilege.

Usage: "We Southerners are willing to fat for out rats."

LOT - adjective. Luminescent.

Usage: "I dream of Jeanie in the lot-brown hair."

PURDY - adjective. Beautiful.

Usage: "She is purdy as a pitcher."

BAG - verb. To ask.

Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bagged her to marry him."

FARN - adjective. Not local.

Usage: "I cudnt unnerstand a wurd he sed... must be from some farn country."

YURP - noun. A continent overseas.

Usage: "I herd haze from Yurp"

DID - adjective. Not alive.

Usage: "He's did, Jim."

EAR - noun. A colorless, odorless gas (unless you are in LA).

Usage: "He can't breathe ... give 'em some ear!"

BOB WAR - noun. A sharp, twisted cable.

Usage: "Boy, stay away from that bob war fence."

JU-HERE - a question.

Usage: "Juhere that former Dallas Cowboys' coach Jimmy Johnson recently toured the University of Alabama?"

HAZE - a contraction.

Usage: "Is Bubba smart?" "Nah... haze ignert."

SEED - verb, past tense.
VIEW - contraction: verb and pronoun.

Usage: "I ain't never seed New York City ... view?"

HEAVY DEW - phrase. A request for action.

Usage: "Kin I heavy dew me a favor?"

GUMMIT - noun. An often-closed bureaucratic institution.

Usage: "Great ... ANOTHER gummit shutdown!"

 


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