WELCOME to TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2022
The Weird Things Southerners Say and What They Mean….
- “Grinnin’ like a possum eatin’ a sweet tater”
Is it possible to be happier than a possum eatin’ a sweet tater? In the South, not likely.
This is a funny expression used to convey sheer delight and happiness. After all, what’s better than a sweet tater?
- “Butter my butt and call me a biscuit!”
Nearly everyone in the South enjoys a good homemade biscuit with butter, so it’s no surprise this food has its own expression. If someone’s shocked, excited, or surprised, they might shout this phrase. It’s definitely more convincing than simply saying, “I’m excited!”
- “My eyeballs are floating.”
If someone says their eyeballs are floating, it means they really need to use the restroom, not that their eyes are actually floating. As strange as the phrase sounds, it’s a classic down in the Southern states. And after all, how weird would it be if your eyes actually did float?
- “Having a conniption”
“Having a conniption” is one of the most common phrases around, even in the South. Kids aren’t the only people who can have conniptions; adults can, too. A conniption is another word for tantrum, and it’s usually used to describe someone who is way in over their head with anger or frustration.
- “I’m fixin’ to…”
Among the most favorites of classic Southern phrases is “I’m fixin’ to do this.” If you’re fixin’ to do something, that means you want to do it. Fixin’ is another word for want, plain and simple. It’s common verbiage across many Southern states in the U.S., so plan on hearing it if you visit one.
- “Tore slap up”
If something’s broken or messed up in the South, then it’s also “tore slap up.” Although we’re not entirely sure how this phrase came to be, it’s pretty clever. The phrase itself even sounds pretty broken!
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a HAPPY TUESDAY people,
stay safe, and whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
Only the dead have seen
the end of war.
Older men declare war. But
it is youth that must fight and die.
All war is a symptom of man’s
failure as a thinking animal.
Men make war to get attention. All
killing is an expression of self-hate.
It doesn’t make a damned bit of difference
who wins the war to someone who’s dead.
It’s not the armies that are evil, it’s wars
and people who start them.
War is a game that can be played with a smile
on a face, but there won’t be any laughter in a heart.
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
During a practical exercise at a military police base, the instructor was giving the
class instruction in unarmed self-defense. After he presented a number of different
situations in which they might find themselves, he asked a student, “What steps would
you take if someone were coming at you with a large, sharp knife?”
The student replied, “BIG ones.” 😳
Mondays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“I guess now you wish you would’ve fed the rest of me to the dogs.”
“No, Mason, I much prefer you the way you are.”
“Hannibal” was the first sequel to the 1991 hit “The Silence of the Lambs” and is not for the faint of heart! In this scene rich Mason Verger (Gary Oldman) has just described to Dr. Hannibal Lecter (played wonderfully again by Anthony Hopkins) his plans for getting revenge against Dr. Lecter. He had earlier been persuaded (while high on drugs) by Dr. Lecter to scrape off his face flesh with a piece of broken glass and feed it to dogs, leaving him with a horribly disfigured face. Dr. Lecter had been captured in Italy and was smuggled to Mason Verger’s home (strapped to an appliance dolly). Verger says line one and Dr. Lecter replies cooly with line two. “Hannibal” won several awards but no Oscars.
Tuesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“We pay our storytellers here.”
“It’s lovely. But my stories are free and your present’s much too dear.”
Monday’s Quizzler is….
Below are incomplete words. Place three letters in each bracket so that you can
complete the word on the left and begin the word on the right. Good luck.
i (_ _ ) lar lat ( _ ) ror phan ( _ ) ato indica ( _ ) toise sc ( _ ) na thr ( _ _) egal
ANSWER: idol – dollar
latter – terror
phantom – tomato
indicator – tortoise
scare – arena
thrill – illegal
Tuesday’s Quizzler is…….
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