Are you knee-high to a grasshopper? Is your uncle riding the gravy train till the biscuit wheels fall off? Is your GTO slicker than snot on a door knob?
No culture in America does colloquialisms better than Southerners. Often rife with humor, the South's twists on the English language are always a delight. But if you're not a Southerner, these unique sayings may require translation.
If you're a Yankee, West-Coaster, Northwesterner, or a non-American, we've created a video to explain some of the more curious Southern and redneck phrases. When you're done watching it, you'll be able to hold own and feel confident communicating when south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Matter of fact, I bet you'll feel finer than a frog hair split four ways.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth
Translation: Don't complain about free stuff
Knee high to a grasshopper
Translation: You're short, kid
All hat and no cattle
Translation: All show and no substance
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Pretty is as pretty does
Translation: Ugly hearts make ugly people
Skin Your Own Buffalo
Translation: Mind your own business
Gimme the bacon without the sizzle
Translation: Cut to the chase
That dog won't hunt
Tranlsation: Your idea stinks
You'll catch more flies with honey than vinegar
Kill 'em with kindness
He/ she is really going to town!
Translation: They're doing that quickly!
Don't count your chickens before they hatch
Tranlsation: Don't assume that's happening
Always keep your saddle oiled and your gun greased
Translation: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst
You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig
Translation: Dressing up something ugly doesn't change its nature