An Animal’s Guide To Speaking Like A Redneck

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1. Be too big for one’s britches

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Translation: to think too highly of oneself

2. Britches

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Translation: pants

3. Dang/darn/dern tootin’

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Translation: an expression of agreement, as in, “Louella, you make the finest biscuits this side of the Mississippi.” “Dern tootin’.”

4. Get up with

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Translation: to contact or get together with

5. Granny-slappin’ good (so good, it makes you want to slap your granny)

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Translation: very good, usually delicious

6. Gussied up

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Translation: cleaned up and dressed very nicely (perhaps formally)

7. High cotton

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Translation: wealthy; successful (and maybe snobby)

8. Kinfolk

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Translation: family, especially extended family

9. Knee-high to a grasshopper

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Translation: very young and small, as in, “The last time I saw you, you were knee-high to a grasshopper, and look how grown-up you are now!”

10. Lick

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Translation: (noun) any amount at all, usually used in negative sentences such as, “I didn’t get a lick of work done today because my boss kept calling me in for meetings.” (verb) To beat up, as in, “I licked him good that time.”

11. Like herding cats

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Translation: anything that is difficult to do, but especially anything that requires organizing difficult people (like small children)

12. Ornery

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Translation: difficult to deal with; stubborn; finicky

13. Piddly/piddlin’

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Translation: a small amount (negative connotation)

14. Skedaddle

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Translation: to leave hurriedly

15. Snug as a bug (in a rug)

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Translation: very comfortable

16. Sugar

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Translation: affection, as in, “Come here and give me some sugar.”

17. Varmint

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Translation: an animal (usually wild)

18. Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle

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Translation: an expression of surprise, shock and/or disbelief

19. Yankee

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Translation: a person from the North

20. Yapper

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Translation: mouth

21. Younguns

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Translation: young people

H/T yourdictionary.com for translations.

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