If you’re not from the Deep South, you might be “about as confused as a fart in a fan factory” when it comes to understanding the slang that comes out of a homegrown Southerner’s mouth.
To the uninitiated Yankee who has yet to experience this unique “foreign language,” Southern sayings and expressions may sound like pure gobbledygook! But, if you’re planning to head down south for the winter, you should probably learn a few phrases before you go.
Here are 50 of the richest, funniest, and most colorful sayings that a Southerner might say to you.
What Southerners Say About Being Cheap
1. He’s so cheap he wouldn’t give a nickel to see Jesus ridin’ a bicycle. (Someone give this poor guy a nickel!)
2. He squeezes the quarter so tight the eagle screams. (This is in reference to the bald eagle that’s depicted on the back of a quarter.)