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 and your way of speaking will reflect that wherever you go. Your character and your voice were created in the South, and your Southern charm takes you far—it shows in how you carry yourself and the adorably funny slang terms and phrases you frequently say that make everyone stop and take notice!
Southern slang is colorful, warm and mostly easy to understand—that is, if you're from the South! But some phrases and words confuse the heck out of the listener and make people who are not from 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! 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"? Lord willing, we sure hope you do!
So, grab a Coke, settle in on your porch swing and take this quiz to see how well you can answer the eighteen questions on Southern slang phrases and words. We know you can ace it, you're smart as all get out, bless your heart!