WELCOME to WEDNESDAY MARCH 9, 2022
The Weird Things Southerners Say and What They Mean….Part 2
- “Bless your heart.”
Coming from a true Southerner, “Bless your heart” is not a compliment, contrary to how it sounds.
Rather, it’s a nod of sarcasm, typically said right before a silly insult. In rare cases, though, it can
mean genuine sympathy towards a person who is going through a tough time.
- “June Bug”
Dear, honey and sweetheart are all fairly common terms of endearment across the U.S., but in southern states, there is a reserved name: June Bug. June Bug is a nickname reserved for cute, beautiful women. It is a classic Southern term of endearment, so if someone calls you June Bug, take it as a compliment!
- “You look rode hard and put away wet.”
If someone says you look “rode hard and put away wet,” it’s definitely not a compliment. This phrase
originated from horse riders when they were done riding their horses, they put them away while they
were ungroomed and worn out. So, this phrase usually means the receiver looks either tired,
exhausted, roughed up, or all three.
- “Knee-high to a grasshopper”
Most Southern slang doesn’t make a lot of sense, unless you really look into what the words are trying to say. With this phrase, humor is at the root. Grasshoppers are pretty small, so it makes sense that this expression is used to describe a tiny, short child.
- “You ain’t got the sense God gave a billy goat.”
Poor billy goats. They don’t get much praise, especially with this common phrase. This is a true Southern expression, and it’s used to described someone who isn’t so bright. Apparently, billy goats aren’t so smart?
- “Madder than a wet hen”
If someone is madder than a wet hen, then they’re probably pretty darn mad. Think about it, a hen is not happen if they get wet, and they typically try to shake their feathers to get the water off. Wouldn’t you be pretty mad if you were a wet hen? Most likely.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY 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
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we
may fear less. Marie Curie
We do not remember days, we
remember moments. Cesare Pavese
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest
in all the details of daily life. William Morris
Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it.
Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it.
Life is love – enjoy it. Sai Baba
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy
for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Sholom Aleichem
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t
help them, at least don’t hurt them. Dalai Lama
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
My 10-year-old daughter has decided she is an environmentalist. So she talked me into
participating in an aggressive recycling effort with her. Last week she and I took what
proved to be 134 pounds of cardboard boxes to the recycling center and earned $1.34.
Counting gas and ice cream, we turned a profit of -$7.85. We’re going to use generally
accepted accounting principles and see if we can apply this amount to our taxable income. 😳
Tuesdays’ 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.”
Answer: Out of Africa!
In this scene Danish Baroness Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) is saying goodbye to her friend and eventual lover, adventurer Denys Finch-Hatton (Robert Redford). At dinner the evening before, she had completed a made-up story started by Denys. He says line one and Karen replies with line two. This movie tells the true story of Karen (who wrote under the pseudonym of Isak Dinesen). She had gone to British East Africa (now called Kenya) in 1913 to be married to her Swedish friend Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), but it was a marriage of convenience and she grew to love Denys.
Wednesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“But if he is to die, then let him die and decrease the surplus population.”
“You use my own words against me.”
Tuesday’s Quizzler is….
ANSWER: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
the mnemonic device for the colors of the spectrum (the rainbow)
Wednesday’s Quizzler is…….
I represent love.
I’m the daughter of Heaven and Sea.
You may find me in the sky above,
And many envy my beauty.
My love belongs to fire,
But if I said I was true to him
I would be a liar,
But I have no shame for my whims.
My son taught many to love.
To me the only earthly items of worth
Are myrtle, sparrow, swan, and dove.
And no one remembers my birth.
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