Monday, August 19, 2013

"You Goat Geter"

The videos these women make are funny as long as you don't mind colorful language. Check them out.

Today I thought I'd share some Southern Sayings with you and what they mean. My sister and I spend a lot time laughing at people's expressions when we use these saying that they've never heard and definitely don't understand.

"Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise"

When we were kids there was this lady in our church who would say this every week in response to "see you next week". Basically years ago if you had to cross a bridge to go to church there would be times it would rain so hard that the creek would rise up over the bridge and you couldn't cross. The Good Lord willing was at least self-explanatory. I was doing business with an older gentleman a few weeks ago and when I said "I'll see you in a few weeks then." That's how he responded. It made me smile.

"That's her/his/their little red wagon."

Basically interpreted, "That's their problem, not mine." I actually didn't hear this expression until the past few years. My former supervisor used it a lot when talking about people's quirks or hang-ups. She's from Alabama so maybe it's regional?

"That really got my goat"

Something was hilarious. I'm not sure at all where the "goat" comes into play in this expression. But I remember the first time my sister heard my mom say it she absolutely lost it. Hence the title. Now when someone's being funny she'll come out with "You goat geter, you."

"Tease it to Jesus" or "Jacked up to meet Jesus"

Get you a can of Aqua Net and a comb. This picture is this expression.

"Sh*t or get off the pot"

Often used when referring to a guy who can't get around to proposing marriage, but anytime someone isn't making a decision or acting on something that needs to be done. 

There are more I know. As I remember and hear them I'll make notes for you :) Now because it's Musical Monday and I love this new Southern Song, here you go :)


Anonymous said...

I especially like the last one! Blunt, but sometimes it's what someone needs to hear.

Angelwithatwist said...

Let us not forget..
Jerk a knot in your tail
you un's
all ya'll
butter my butt and call me a biscuit

Jennifer Brownlee said...

Bless her heart!!! I think that is my favorite one :)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Ok when I read the title of this post I was wondering why you were writing about Greek Now I know there is nothing about Greek goats in the

Beth W said...

I don't think anyone in my family is Southern, but we use some of those expressions al the time! "God willin' & the crick don't rise" is always said with an overblown Southern accent, but the 'got my goat' expression....I do wonder where that came from.

"Tease it to Jesus" is fantastic! I've heard "the higher the hair, the closer to God", but I think your version of that is my new favorite saying. ;)