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13 Southern Sayings That the Rest of the Country Won't Understand

 
13 Southern Sayings That the Rest of the Country Won't Understand
Posted February 24th, 2014 @ 7:30am

 

 

Have you ever heard someone from the south spew out a phrase or say something that totally confused you? Don't feel bad. One could argue they speak a different language south of the Mason-Dixon line.

In an effort to "translate"...Business Insider decided to share 13 SOUTHERN SAYINGS THE REST OF THE COUNTRY WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND:

 

1. "We're living in high cotton." Tall cotton bushes are easier to pick and yield higher returns. If you’re living “in high cotton,” it means you’re feeling particularly successful or wealthy.

2. "She was madder than a wet hen." Farmers used to dunk their hens in cold water to snap them out of their "moodiness." You don't want to be around a hen who just had an ice bath.

3. "He could eat corn through a picket fence." It means they have buck teeth...like a horse's teeth.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SOUTHERN SAYINGS.

 

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