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18 Phrases Southerners Love To Say, Explained

Y'all are fixin' to learn something. Here's your guide to understanding your kinfolk down south. Don't miss all the Southern shenanigans on Party Down South 2, all new on Thursdays at 9/8c!

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1. "Haven't seen you in a month of Sundays."

Definition: "It's been a while."
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Definition: "It's been a while."

2. "Ain't that the berries!"

Definition: "That's great!"
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Definition: "That's great!"

3. "Prettier than a glob of butter melting on a stack of pancakes"

Definition: "Hot, sexy, and everything I desire"
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Definition: "Hot, sexy, and everything I desire"

4. "Granny-slappin' good!"

Definition: "Really good. Like, inappropriately good."
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Definition: "Really good. Like, inappropriately good."

5. "Fixin' to"

Definition: "I'm about to..."
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Definition: "I'm about to..."

6. "Bingo wings"

Definition: "Flabby arms that shake when you wave at the bingo caller"
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Definition: "Flabby arms that shake when you wave at the bingo caller"

7. "Like ducks on a junebug"

Definition: "Quickly"
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Definition: "Quickly"

8. "Knocked his dick in the dirt"

Definition: "Knocked him out" (sometimes literally, usually figuratively)
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Definition: "Knocked him out" (sometimes literally, usually figuratively)

9. "If a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass a-hoppin'"

Definition: "Would if I could"
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Definition: "Would if I could"

10. "Makes about as much sense as hip pockets on a hog"

Definition: "Doesn't make sense"
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Definition: "Doesn't make sense"

11. "That dog don't hunt"

Definition: "This is going nowhere"
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Definition: "This is going nowhere"

12. "It's colder than a witch's tit in a brass bra."

Definition: "It's cold, you guys."
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Definition: "It's cold, you guys."

13. "You don't know shit from Shinola."

Definition: "You don't know the difference between shit and a high-end shoe polish."
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Definition: "You don't know the difference between shit and a high-end shoe polish."

14. "Heavens to Betsy!"

Definition: "A delicate mix of UGH and OMG"
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Definition: "A delicate mix of UGH and OMG"

15. "Lord willin' and the creek don't rise"

Definition: "As long as nothing gets messed up"
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Definition: "As long as nothing gets messed up"

16. "Hold your horses!"

Definition: "Whoa whoa whoa"
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Definition: "Whoa whoa whoa"

17. "Drunker than Cooter Brown"

Definition: "Drunker than a man (story goes) whose dual allegiance to both the North and the South during the Civil War caused him severe alcohol problems"
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Definition: "Drunker than a man (story goes) whose dual allegiance to both the North and the South during the Civil War caused him severe alcohol problems"

18. "I'll have some tea."

Definition: "I'll have sweet tea but I'm not going to say 'sweet' because why in God's name would it be anything else?"
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Definition: "I'll have sweet tea but I'm not going to say 'sweet' because why in God's name would it be anything else?"