Brits Try To Guess The Meaning Of Southern Slang
"So that's what the kids are calling wanking now."
We asked BuzzFeed's UK office what they thought these 10 Southern words and phrases meant. Here's what they had to say:
Actual meaning — A measure of drunkenness, i.e., "That boy's drunker than Cooter Brown!"
Actual meaning — A threat of dire consequences, i.e., "I’m going to jerk a knot in your tail if you don't sit up straight!"
Actual meaning — Very fast, i.e., "You run that mouth like a bell clapper in a goose's ass."
Actual meaning — A type of American folk dance, i.e, "Grab your fiddle and let's start this hoedown!"
Actual meaning — To get busy working, i.e., "I can finish this BuzzFeed post by noon if I git on the stick."
Actual meaning — An expression of anger, i.e., "That woman was madder than a wet hen in a tote sack!"
Actual meaning — Free of trouble or concerns, i.e., "Everything is totally hunky-dory right now!"
Actual meaning — To express impatience, i.e., "I haven't had my coffee yet and I'm chompin' at the bit to grab one."
Actual meaning — Extremely fine or excellent, i.e., "Damn! This burger is finer than a frog hair!"
Actual meaning — Skewed or awry, i.e., "My work schedule today is completely catawampus!"
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