Quiz: Only A True Southerner Knows The Meaning Of These 22 Phrases

Clark Gable, AMC, vivien leigh as scarlett o'hara, 1939, gone with the wind
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"If the good Lord's willin' and the creek don't rise."

A quiz about Southern phrases, Southern lingo, Southern words, Southern language quiz, Yankee versus Southern

 Jan 14, 2018

1 of 22What does this mean?

"Dern near"
Far away

2 of 22What does this mean?

"That dog will hunt"
A good hunting dog
A great idea
A good meal

3 of 22What does this mean?

Mean people

4 of 22What does this mean?

"High tail it"
Move quickly
Act proudly
A new hairstyle

5 of 22What does this mean?

"Playin' possum"
Acting shy
Pretending to sleep
Acting furious

6 of 22What does this mean?

"Hold your horses"
Count your blessings
Stay behind
Hang on a minute

7 of 22What does this mean?

Garage door opener
Remote control

8 of 22What does this mean?

"Full as a tick"
Very full
What time is it?
Very hungry

9 of 22What does this mean?

"Might as well be talkin' to a fence post"
You like talking to fence posts
You found someone who is easy to talk to and who listens
Someone isn't listening to you

10 of 22What does this mean?

"You'll catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar"
Whining and screaming won't get you what you want
Money can't buy you everything
The best way to get what you want is by being rude

11 of 22What does this mean?

"Pretty is as pretty does"
You're a rude person
Stupid is as stupid does
You're only as pretty as your actions

12 of 22What does this mean?

"Madder than a wet hen"
You're LIVID
You're actually not upset at all
You're very hungry

13 of 22What does this mean?

"He's got a burr in his saddle"
he is dressed sloppily
he is unintelligent
he's angry

14 of 22What does this mean?

laughing hard
making fun of someone

15 of 22What does this mean?

"It doesn't amount to a hill of beans"
to result in nothing
your problems are insignificant
dinner is cheap

16 of 22What does this mean?

"More than Carter's got little pills"
you don't want to do something
you have a lot of problems
a lot of something

17 of 22What does this mean?

"'Til the cows come home"
you're very stubborn
preparing for dinner
something that takes a long time

18 of 22What does this mean?

"If i had my druthers"
if I were smarter
if I had my way
if I had my friends

19 of 22What does this mean?

"Worn slap out"
extremely exhausted
hand-me-down clothes
a used car

20 of 22What does this mean?

sense of humor
a good time

21 of 22What does this mean?

"Smart as all get out"
very smart
not very smart, but the best you could do
not very smart

22 of 22What does this mean?

a game
a swamp
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