Quiz: Only 1 in 50 Southerners Can Translate These 22 Phrases. Can You?

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Are you a true Southerner?

People say things a little bit differently down South. Are you in the know about all of these terms and lingo?

 Jan 16, 2020

1 of 22Pick One:

"His knickers are in a knot."
He is angry
He is drunk
He is undressed

2 of 22Pick One:

"I been running all over hell's half acre."
I've been exercising
I've been sick
I've been busy

3 of 22Pick One:

"She has her nose so high in the air she could drown in a rainstorm."
She is physically tall
She is conceited
She can't swim

4 of 22Pick One:

"He squeezes a quarter so tight the eagle screams."
He spends too much money
He is too frugal
He is too aggressive

5 of 22Pick One:

"Lawd, pull that down! We kin see clear to the promised land!"
You are dressed too scantily
You are dressed for the wrong weather
You are dressed modestly

6 of 22Pick One:

"You're grinnin' like a possum eatin' a sweet tater."
You're well fed
You're hungry
You're happy

7 of 22Pick One:

"Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's rainin'!"
Don't tell me the weather
Don't pee on me
Don't lie to me

8 of 22Pick One:

"I couldn't buy a hummingbird on a string for a nickel."
I'm low on funds
I'm surrounded by friends
I'm lost without directions

9 of 22Pick One:

"He thinks the sun comes up just to hear him crow."
He is conceited
He sleeps in too late
He wakes up too early

10 of 22Pick One:

"She won't hit a lick at a snake."
She is lazy
She is rebellious
She is angry

11 of 22Pick One:

"She's pitching a hissy fit with a tail on it."
She's extremely confused
She's extremely weak
She's extremely upset

12 of 22Pick One:

"He doesn't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of."
He's wealthy
He's drunk
He's broke

13 of 22Pick One:

"You're lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut."
You are petite in size
You have poor character
You are antisocial

14 of 22Pick One:

"You're gonna have old and new-monia dressed like that!"
You are dressed too scantily
You are dressed modestly
You are going to get sick

15 of 22Pick One:

"Well that just dills my pickle."
That just made me happy
That just satisfied my hunger
That just answered my question

16 of 22Pick One:

"She's lost as last year's Easter egg."
She's confused
She can't see
She isn't religious

17 of 22Pick One:

"She could make a preacher cuss!"
She is a problematic person
She is a silly person
She is an innocent person

18 of 22Pick One:

"He's about as useful as a steering wheel on a mule."
He is bad at directions
He is lazy
He is stubborn

19 of 22Pick One:

"You'd call an alligator a lizard."
You're an animal lover
You're a liar
You're dumb

20 of 22Pick One:

"If his brains were dynamite, he couldn't blow his nose."
He is super smart
He is a hard worker
He isn't very smart

21 of 22Pick One:

"Well, slap my head and call me silly!"
You are my friend
You made me laugh
You surprised me

22 of 22Pick One:

Her brain rattles around like a BB in a boxcar.
She's brilliant
She's dumb
She's a bad driver
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Most of the time, when people think of southern states, they automatically think of Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Texas is sometimes also thought about and include, because of its history of slavery and because of the fact that is still considered one of the Confederate States of America. This region of states and land has its own special lingo and its own special way of communicating. According to Wikipedia, "The southern United States, also known as the American South, Dixie, Dixieland, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America. It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the western United States, with the midwestern United States and the northeastern United States to its north and the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to its south." Did you know that actress Sandra Bullock, the star of Miss Congeniality, was born in Virginia? How about the fact that George Clooney, the star of Ocean's 11, was born in Kentucky? Courteney Cox, the lovely actress who played the role of Monica Geller on Friends, was born in Alabama! These are some major stars who came from the South. Without the South, we might not have ever seen any of their faces on the big screen! They likely all grew up speaking with Southern lingo and using Southern terminology that people from other states might not understand! If you consider yourself to be a true Southerner like Sandra Bullock, you will know all of this lingo!