Hillbilly Phrases and Sayings

Hillbilly Phrases and SayingsHillBilly Phrases & Sayings

So dull he couldn’t cut hot butter with a knife
Crazier than a run over dog
Tougher than a one-eared alley cat
One sandwich shy of a picnic
Ran like a scaled dog
Rough as a cob
Purty as a speckled pup
Crookeder ‘than a dog’s hind leg
No bigger than a ‘tater bug
Plumb tuckered out
Silly as a goose
As loose as a goose
What do you mean “we”?You got a mouse in your pocket?
Rode hard and put up wet
Higher than a Georgia pine (drunk)
All over him like a cheap suit
“Can’t never could do nothin
If wishes were horses,then beggars would ride
Cussed like a sailor
Howled like a banshee
Strutted like a rooster
Brayed like a mule
Highwater britches
Colder than a welldigger’s behind
Hitch in his get along
Ugly as a mud fence
As mean as a grizz (grizzlybear)
Faster than greased lightnin’
As nosy as a pet ‘coon
If the Good Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise’
Don’t let your mouth overload your butt’
Fine as frog hair’
Workin’ like a beaver’
Brown as a biscuit
Tight as a bootjack
Poor as a whippoorwill
Happy as a hog wallowing in mud
Empty as last year’s birds’s nest
Hot as a fox in a forest fire
Red as a pickled beet
Old as Methuselah.(in case you forget your Bible larnin’,he lived to be 900)
Mad as a hornet
Slow as molasses
Happy as a ‘coon on a log
Rare as hen’s teeth
Snorin’ like sawin’ logs
Like a bird let out of its cage
Fightin’ like two cats with their tails tied
Like an airplane needs mudflaps
Has eyes like a hootowl
Big enough to go bear huntin’ with a switch
So tight he could skin a gnat and use its skin for tallow
So cold you have to jump-start your beagles
Like swattin’ a fly with a cannon
So buck-toothed he could eat corn on the cob through a picket fence
I caught a fish so big, the picture weighed two pounds
He was so windy, he could blow up an onion sack (talks a lot)
His porch light is on, but nobody’s home (dumb)
Poor as Job’s turkey
Smells like a wet chicken
Like a cat lickin’ a grindstone
Like drivin’ nails in your own coffin
Like the old lady wettin’ in the ocean – every little bit counts
He’s a silver tongued devil
A shadow of his old self
Put your mouth in motion before your brain is in gear
A dog that will bring a bone will take a bone
Get your ducks all in a row
Either lead, follow or get out of the way
Little pitchers have big ears
The proof is in the pudding
Old fishermen never die, they just smell that way
You stole my thunder. (took credit for)
Walkin’ ain’t crowded
How do you like them apples?
Speakin’ of the devil (someone appears that you were talking about)
A wink is the same as a nod to a blind horse
One thing about bein’ bald-it’s neat
Someone else has been shuckin’ my corn
The coffee was so hot, it must have been boiled twice
Do it by hook or crook
A watched pot never boils
He looked like ugly warmed over
So poor you get married for the rice
So slow it takes an hour to boil Minute rice
He ain’t even got walkin’ around sense
He had his tail tucked between his legs
He’s head hog at the trough
Does a bear too-too in the woods? (I wouldn’t know–never followed a bear mahsef)
When pigs fly
He didn’t have nuthin’ under his hat but hair
He was as shy of brains as a terrapin is of feathers
He’s as crazy as popcorn on a hot stove
He can’t tell skunks from house cats
He was so mean, he’d fight a rattler and give him the first bite
He’s so crooked, he could swaller nails an’ spit out corkscrews
One can short of a six-pack
One french fry short of a Happy Meal
The elevator is stuck between floors
One wave short of a shipwreck
Not the brightest light on the porch
There is an old expression when you like something real well : “gooder’n salad; better’n taters
This’ll jar your preserves. (to rattle somebody)
If things get any better, I may have to hire someone to help me enjoy it
He fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down
I’m just about as welcome at my inlaws as a hair in a biscuit
It’s so dry, the trees are bribing the dogs
Cute as a sack full of puppies
Your momma’s so fat, when she got on the scales to be weighed, it said ‘To be continued’
when it ain’t rain’n the roof don’t leak
harder ‘n uh shell bark hickory – very hard
uglier ‘n homemade sin
wilder ‘n a buck – really wild
meaner ‘n uh stripped snake
flatter ‘n a flitter – flat
loaded to the gills – drunk
like a fish out of water – agitated or out of place
“Gitcha sum smarts!”
“Yore as purtee (pretty) as a speckled puppy under a red wagon”
Snug as a bug in a rug
Scoot or poot, but don’t poot – meanin move over
Finer than a redheaded stepchild – meanin she’s purty
Taste so good you’ll slap your momma – meaning its some fine tastin food
I ate so much I feel like a ol porch dog – meaning I’m so full Idun got lazy
He’s as old as dirt – meaning he’s very old.
He’s a waste of good skin – meaning he’s no good
He’s so ugly they had to tie a pork chop around his neck to get the dog to play with him – dang dats ugly
I got a itch I need ya ta itch
Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit
It’s been hotter’n a goat’s butt in a pepper patch
He fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down
Have a cup of coffee, it’s already been ‘saucered and blowed
She’s so stuck up, she’d drown in a rainstorm
It’s so dry, the trees are bribing the dogs
My cow died last night so I don’t need your bull
Don’t pee down my back and tell me it’s raining
He’s as country as cornflakes
This is gooder’n grits
Busier than a cat covering crap on a marble floor
I’m fuller than a tick on a hot-blooded hound dog
Does a chicken have lips?
I’d have to git better to die.
Weather: Dawg days, Indin summer, Red bud weather. “The leaves on the trees are turned over, so it’s a gonna rain”.

When Fishermen Meet:
“Hiyamac” – Hi ya Mac
“Lobuddy” – Hello buddy
“Binearlong?” – Been here long
“Coplours” – Couple of hours
“Cetchanenny?” – Catching any
“Goddafew” – Got a few
“Kindarthay?” – What kind were they
“Bassencarp” – bass and carp
“Ennysizetoom” – Any size to them
“Couplapowns” – Couple of pounds
“Hittinhard?” – Hitting hard?
“Sordalike” – Sort of like
“Wahchoozin?” – What are you using?
“Gobbawurms” – A gob of worms
“fishanonaboddum? – Fishing on the bottom?
“Rydononaboddum” – Right on the bottom
“Whatchadrinkin?” – What are you drinking?
“Jugagimbeam” – A jug of Jim Beam
“Igoddago” – I’ve got to go
“Tubad” – Too bad
“Seeyaroun” – See you around
“Yeahtakideezy” – Yeah, you take it easy.
“Guluk”-Good luck

Biscuits & gravy – Doesn’t get any better than this
Finer an frog hair – very fine
Fuller n’ a tick – Can’t hold any more
You’uns is handy as pockets on a teeshirt
leader – what ma does to the mare when she guides it by the reins
oner tother – one or the other
skeerdy cat – someone who is afraid

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