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Southern/Redneck slang

http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/sl...ang-words.html

So I came across this list of Southern/Slang words... for those of you who are not from the South or rural areas in other parts of the country, have you heard or do you say any of these? To me (grew up in South Carolina) many of these seem very southern, but some I never thought of as being southern. The ones that surprised me are:

(gosh) dang/darn/dern - a cleaner version of a well-known, blasphemous expletive
(to) need something like one needs a hole in the head - obviously you do not need a hole in your head; it's even bad for you. Thus anything you definitely don't need, and that might be detrimental to you in some way is described by this phrase.
poop or get off the pot (I've always heard it as s*** or get off the pot) - make a decision and take action
rubber-neck - to drive slowly so as to get a good look at a wreck or disabled vehicle on the side of the road. Those who rubber-neck are rubber-neckers.
sugar - affection, as in, "Come here and give me some sugar." (In the context I've always heard it means a kiss.)
sweet talk - to speak nicely, usually in order to get something you want
(to) think one's s*** don't stink - to think too highly of oneself
uppity - snobby

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I would say most of those are universal but some are used more by people age 50+.
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They forgot "fixin to" and "finna". Also, "shut the front door".

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"How about them apples?" used during an argument - I got that from my mom.

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Ain't, fixin, worsh(wash), crick(creek), holler(hollow)
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Ain't, fixin, worsh(wash), crick(creek), holler(hollow)
Haha, my dad says all of these and also "reckon" and "yonder"

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Never heard any of those. I'm from Michigan and our slang is mostly non-existent words such as secretariahstate, lookit, and didjaeat.

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The only one I never heard is rubber neck; we have the same thing, but I don't know if there's a word for it. I've only heard "poop of get off the pot" and "give me some sugar" on TV though.

I guess south England isn't too different

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I use "uppity" every now and then, and "y'all," of course, but none of those other words.

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Haha, my dad says all of these and also "reckon" and "yonder"
Haha my dad does too. I'm guilty of using ain't but thats about the only one
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Yeah there are a lot more listed on the link, I just posted the ones I didn't realize were southern.

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I have never heard an actual Southerner talk that way. It reminds me of what redneck stock characters say, but not actual people from the South.

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I can't believe "earn" (iron) isn't on that list.

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"How about them apples?" used during an argument - I got that from my mom.
Every time I see Good Will Hunting I'm reminded of the line How Do you like Dem Apples. I remember someone saying How about them apples.
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They forgot "fixin to" and "finna". Also, "shut the front door".
lol how is that redneckish? What else you're going to say when you telling someone to shut the front door?
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Ya'll All ya'all,
Get er done
granny-slappin’ good
Hit with the ugly stick
Hotter than a Goats Butt in
a pepper patch (Very Hot) (haha I can picture some guy saying this to a girl)
"Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit."
Well knock me down and steal muh teeth!
"The wheels still turning, but the hamsters dead"
She’s fit as a fiddle
He was useful as a three legged hound in hunting season.
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cornbread
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Down Here a lot of people say.

"Y'all" (thought everyone said this at first)
"Poirnt" (point)
"conda" (corner)
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lol how is that redneckish? What else you're going to say when you telling someone to shut the front door?
I'm talking about when someone tells a person a juicy bit of info/gossip and then the person says "shut the front door" in response. It's the equivalent of saying get outta here. You're taking it in the literal sense lol.

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I'm talking about when someone tells a person a juicy bit of info/gossip and then the person says "shut the front door" in response. It's the equivalent of saying get outta here. You're taking it in the literal sense lol.
lol ohh.
Never heard somone say that slang before. I hear "get outta here" a lot though lol.
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I have never heard an actual Southerner talk that way. It reminds me of what redneck stock characters say, but not actual people from the South.
Oh I've heard plenty of actual people talk this way.

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