Southerners: How Well Do Y'all Really Know Your Own Lingo?

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How high is your Southern IQ really? Do you think you have more general knowledge than the rest of the population? Find out now!

 Sep 12, 2018
1 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Heavens to ____________!
Betty
Betsy
Becky
2 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Too big for yer ____________.
Duds
Britches
Stitches
3 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Barkin’ up the ____________ tree.
High
Big
Wrong
4 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Slap yer ____________.
Dog
Mama
Papa
5 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
You weren’t raised in a ____________.
Garage
Barn
Shed
6 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Your ____________ is gonna freeze like that.
Face
Head
Mouth
7 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Like a bull in a ____________ shop.
Flower
China
Coffee
8 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
____________ off the handle.
Flew
Run
Drove
9 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Gonna get a ____________.
Lickin'
Kissin'
Hittin'
10 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Jerk a knot in your ____________.
Hair
Tail
Tie
11 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Don’t get your feathers ____________.
Plucked
Ruffled
Pulled
12 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Gettin’ on my ____________ nerve.
Last
First
Every
13 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Madder than a ____________ hen.
Sick
Wet
Cold
14 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Deader than a door ____________.
Nail
Screw
Pipe
15 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Doesn't hold ____________.
Water
Tea
Juice
16 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Sick as a ____________.
Child
Dog
Pastor
17 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Proud as a ____________.
Peacock
Pigeon
Hen
18 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Like ____________ on rice.
Butter
White
Gravy
19 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Wound ____________ than a clock.
Stronger
Tighter
Harder
20 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Happier than a dead ____________ in the sunshine.
Pig
Horse
Dog
21 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
What in the ____________ hill?
Jim
Tom
Sam
22 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Take your own ____________ time.
Pretty
Happy
Sweet
23 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
In a month of ____________.
Sundays
Tuesdays
Thursdays
24 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
How’s yer mama ‘n ____________?
Them
They
You
25 of 25Take your pick, y'all!
Cute as a ____________.
Zipper
Pin
Button
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

How high is your Southern IQ really? Do you think you have more general knowledge than the rest of the population? Find out now! Southern slang is colorful, warm, and mostly easy to understand—that is, if you're from that part of the country. But some phrases and words confuse the listener and make people that don't know the area scratch their heads and ask "what does that mean?" If you're a Southerner by birth or at heart, you'll be able to understand and use these colloquialisms properly.

The American South is known as a place of kind people, a rich culture, a rich history, and to outsiders, some of the most unusual slang in the country. You may leave the South but, the South never leaves you—your way of speaking reflects that wherever you go. Your character and your voice were created in that part of the world, and your charm, how you carry yourself and the adorably funny slang terms and phrases you frequently say that make everyone stop and take notice.

Do you know what it means when someone is "fixin'" to do something or what beverage Southerners refer to as a "sweet tea"? Do you know what it means when something "doesn't amount to a hill of beans"? Do you know what it means when someone is having a "hissy fit"? Lord willing, we sure hope you do. So, grab a sweet tea, settle in, and take this quiz to see how well you can answer the 18 questions on Southern slang phrases and words. We know you can ace it!