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16 Funny Southern Sayings

Go ahead and browse through our list of these 16 funny southern sayings in this blog post. We’re sure you’ll find something new to try out on your friends or use whilst on holiday down here in Dixie!

We have gathered 16 of the best funny southern sayings for you to peek at:

variables southern sayings Bless your heart
“Bless your heart” wikipedia

What does bless your heart mean?

Bless your heart may be used to express genuine sympathy or as a precursor to an insult to soften the blow.

yall
“Y’all” Wikipedia

What does Y’all (All y’all) mean?

Y’all or All y’all is used when addressing or referencing two or more people.

variables southern sayings Its a doggone shame
“It’s a doggone shame” learnersdictionary.com

What does it’s a doggone shame mean?

It’s a doggone shame is commonly used in the south instead of the word damn.

variables southern sayings You cant get blood out of a turnip
“You can’t get blood out of a turnip”

What does you can’t get blood out of a turnip mean?

You can’t get blood out of a turnip means that you can only get from people what they are willing to give, in particular when it comes to money.

variables southern sayings Its all gravy
“It’s all gravy”

What does it’s all gravy mean?

It’s all gravy means that everything is good, things are going really well.

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit
“Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit!” wiktionary.org

What does well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit mean?

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit! is similar to “well I’ll be damned” or “shoot!” It’s an expression of astonishment upon learning something unbelievable (usually positive).

variables southern sayings Im fixin to...
“I’m fixin’ to…”

What do I’m fixing to mean?

I’m fixin’ to means I’m about to or I’m going to.

oh my gravy
“Oh my gravy!”

What does oh my gravy mean?

Oh my gravy is an exclamation of surprise or astonishment.

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear southern slang expression
“You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”

What does “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear” mean?

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear means that you cannot create something beautiful from inferior materials.

variables southern sayings Toss your cookies
“Toss your cookies”

What does tossing your cookies mean?

Tossing your cookies means to vomit.

"It's raining cats and dogs"
“It’s raining cats and dogs”

What does It’s raining cats and dogs mean?

It’s raining cats and dogs is used when talking about a violent downpour of rain.

You've got your tail in a twist!
“You’ve got your tail in a twist!”

What does you’ve got your tail in a twist! mean?

You’ve got your tail in a twist is a phrase used as an expression of concern towards someone who seems angry or upset about little things. It suggests that the other person is overreacting.

"Idle hands are the devil's workshop"
“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop”

What do idle hands are the devil’s workshop mean?

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop refers to when you have nothing else to do so you just cause trouble doing other things.

"He's got his head on backward"
“He’s got his head on backward”

What does he’s got his head on backward mean?

He’s got his head on backward means thinking about things too much and doesn’t realize what is right in front of you.

That's apples to oranges
“That’s apples to oranges”

What does that’s apples to oranges mean?

That’s apples to oranges is a phrase used when comparing two things that are very different from each other, not easily comparable.

Down yonder
“Down yonder”

What does down yonder mean?

Down yonder means a place that is lower in elevation or farther south.

Laugh your way through life with these hilarious southern sayings

Southern sayings are rich with humor, warmth, and wit, which makes them so special. These words come from deep within the soul of our Southern heritage – they tell stories about our lives, how we think, and the values we hold dear. Whether it’s “fixin’ to” or “bless your heart,” these sayings can bring a smile to your face and encourage you to take on any challenge with courage and determination. So don’t wait any longer – read up on these Southern sayings and start living life by their simple wisdom today!

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