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What fun country/mountain words and phrases do you know?

Asked by Patty_Melt (6524points) February 16th, 2017

I said I reckon about something yesterday. I haven’t said reckon in a long time.
I was going to probe my memory for some of those other colorful country expressions. I decided to be lazy about it, and let jellies have a crack at bringing them back to life.
You could make a list, but funner would be to relate them in the form of some sort of story.

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Seek's avatar

My stepfather’s brother lives on a 50 acre patch on a hill in Kentucky. First time we visited there, Doug days to me, “Kids are shootin’ near the crick down the holler. Go on.”

I had no idea what he was talking about so I just nodded…

ragingloli's avatar

“Ya plum done gone dad-gum did it now, son!” – Android 13

LostInParadise's avatar

rocky mountain oysters – You will have to look up the definition

ucme's avatar

Country…cockwangler
Mountain…rockshaggingweirdybeardy

MrGrimm888's avatar

There’s an old country black man wayyy out in Hell Hole Swamp that I buy crickets from,when I’m fishing out there.
I’ve known him for years. Talked with him for years while he gets my crickets.

I swear, I don’t think I’ve ever understood a word he’s said. But he laughs a lot,and I smile and laugh too.

He speaks “gullah.” I don’t….

People downtown on the peninsula speak “geechie.”

Not funny phrases,but I think the names of the languages are interesting.

rojo's avatar

Preachin’ to the choir.

si3tech's avatar

@Patty_Melt When agreeing to something “As sure as God’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise”.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I grew up calling crayfish crawdads.

Strauss's avatar

I once had some ‘un from “Loo-zi-ann-a” (Louisiana) tell me that if I want to hear some good ”Cay-djun” (Cajun) music, I got to get to ”Laff-yet” (LaFayette).

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Some of the folks I deal with have such a thick dialect it’s not even English. If I could understand what they say and what it means I could relay some of it.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes, mountain oysters. Men were picking em all day at our place once. My brother was sixish. He wanted to look in the buckets, pleaded, whined… (peek) puked ALL them pancakes.
Yoo gotta warsh yer neck. Weer gawnta Church.
Hole on, lemmee git mah specks, ahll tellya.
WhooOeee, it’s hottern a french hore’s hiney tuDAY!

Strauss's avatar

Here’s a song about Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Uh oh. Do I dare?
Sigh
Here goes.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Ooooooo.
Thinking sometimes writer’s block may be a blessing.
LOL

kritiper's avatar

“Land o’ Goshen!”
That place in your car in the dash where you keep stuff? Jockey box.
“Well, shit the bed!”
Watch out now or you’ll open up a can of worms.
“Come on in and sit a spell while the little woman rustles us up some grub.”
“Long time, no see.” (Injun talk.)

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

She is quite fetching but getting ready to go get some vittles, she is slower than cream riding on buttermilk.

kritiper's avatar

“We’ll string him up before he kin realize he’s the guest of honor at his own neck-tie party.”

si3tech's avatar

@Patty_Melt They called the game “on account of darkness”.

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