Post by indianagal47 on Sept 13, 2009 22:33:10 GMT -5
My Grandma used to tell me stories about way back and my Grandpa used to drink alot and when she was talking about him out drinking she would say he was in the "Jenny Barns" meaning a tavern or bar and she would say he would come home "blind drunk" ! Oh how I would love to hear her stories now
Post by milepost72 on Sept 16, 2009 20:54:08 GMT -5
"Over yonder." Another one I remember was quoted by the great Jeff Foxworthy, used both in Kentucky and in the deep south, "Yeeawntoo? Ahight!" Another one. "Go fetch us some far-wood maw so we can build a "far" in the farplace." "Looks like ye got a flat tar on yer pickem-up truck." "That boy's got more money than Carter's got liver pills." The preacher at church on Sunday preachin' on, "Hail-Far, and Brimstone." "My bruther Bubba was a lewtennant in the Militury." I had a step grandfather who could not pronouce the word Louisa. Anytime he had to go that way he would say. "I gotta go down to Leweezy today." or he would pronouce Prestonsburg, Prestum-berg. Another one I heard was, "Don't that just knock yer hat in the creek?" The funniest one of all is not so much the saying but where it was said. I once worked for a guy who always answered the phone, even in his office, not with the word, "Hello," but he would say, "Got-r-made ain'tcha?"
My dad would always said this when someone sneezed not sure what it means "scat Tom tails in the gravy." And if milk was bad it "ain't no count." My bf's kids (they live in Ohio) think it's funny that I call a shopping cart a 'buggie."
Post by sisterofcarlene on Sept 19, 2009 21:02:10 GMT -5
I have read all of these for the third time. I appreciate every one of them. There have been memory joggers that I haven't had in many years. I've learned I really haven't forgotten much. It has just been pushed back by new information. I selfishly keep hoping the thread doesn't run out.
Post by sisterofcarlene on Sept 21, 2009 20:01:06 GMT -5
I remember we used the "N" word for African American. We used it without malice or prejudice. This is so hard to imagine in this day and age, but when I was a child, I named a beautiful black dog the "N" word .