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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!