What did you say? Over 60 Expression’s and local phrases heard in Gulf Shores

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Every part of our wonderful country has its own unique words, phrase’s, and sayings. Since moving to Foley, Alabama last year I can’t tell you how many times I have asked someone to repeat what they just said. Expand your vocabulary and here is a compilation dictionary of local phrases.

When you visit Gulf Shores on vacation here is a list of things you might hear around the area.

Animal references in our southern slang.

  1. Grinning like a mule eating corn. You might say LOL or laughing out load.
  2. Having a duck fit. Compare to having a hissy fit.
  3. It’s hotter than Satan’s house cat
  4. A frog strangler. It is raining and pouring. Heavy rain
  5. It’s so dry the trees are bribing the dogs. The tress welcome any liquid
  6. Cold as a frosted frog
  7. It rained like a cow peeing on a flat rock. Raining so hard you hear it hitting the ground
  8. Nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
  9. I’m feeling as low as a toad in a dry well
  10. I’m finer than frog hair. I feel pretty good
  11. Well, ain’t he just the tom-cat’s kitten? He’s a flirt
  12. You’re lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut
  13. She’s busier than a cat covering crap on a marble floor
  14. I’m as busy as a one-legged cat in a sandbox

Southern Phrases.

  1. Well I swan/swanny. Oh my gosh is southern
  2. What would your mama think. Compare with I can’t believe you did that
  3. That’s a real knee slapper. Rolling on the floor laughing reaction
  4. I surely appreciate it. Definition- Thanks.
  5. Don’t make me cut a switch. Stop what you are doing or else. A switch is a long flexible branch cut from a bush to administer corporal punishment to a child. Even up north in Indiana I used to have to go get my own switch for mom to punish me.
  6. Yankee. Anyone not from here it seems. I first was called a Yankee when I arrived here. I am from Southern Indiana just seven miles from Kentucky. In my opinion no where’s near a Yankee.
  7. Mama always said. Watch The Waterboy with Adam Sandler for more on this phrase. Basically means in my opinion.
  8. Bless your heart. Nice phrase added usually after insulting someone in some way. “He is not the cutest boy, bless his heart!”
  9. Bye, y,all. See you later.
  10. That just dills my pickle. Same as that just makes me mad!
  11. That just jars my preserves. See previous phrase
  12. That dog won’t hunt. That idea or thought won’t work
  13. Sick as a dawg
  14. I’d have to feel better to die
  15. Is your daddy a window maker? Move out from in front of the TV.
  16. Slap-yo’-mama good. That was delicious
  17. It happened faster than a knife fight in a phone booth.
  18. He’s so clumsy he’d trip over a cordless phone.
  19. He’s about as handy as a back pocket on a shirt.
  20. I feel like the last pea at pea-time. Sad or lonely
  21. He’d have to stand up twice to cast a shadow. Very skinny person
  22. The law. The police
  23. She is having a hissy fit with a tail on it
  24. He squeezes a quarter so tight the eagle screams
  25. He’s so stuck up, he’d drown on a rainstorm
  26. Too poor to paint, too proud to whitewash
  27. He’s as lost as last year’s Easter egg
  28. Yankees are like hemorrhoids: Pain in the rear when they come down and always a relief when they go back up.
  29. You’re lyin’ like a no-legged dog!
  30. Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit
  31. He smelled bad enough to gag a maggot
  32. Faster than green grass through a goose
  33. He fell out of an ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down
  34. He’s so rich he buys a new boat when the old one gets wet
  35. That rain was a real frogwash
  36. White as cotton. Up north we use white as snow when someone is shocked or terrified.

Weather Phrases

  1. It’s hot as all get-out
  2. It’s coming up a storm. Which it does randomly and briefly most days
  3. Hotter than the devil’s armpit
  4. It’s so cold I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets
  5. It’s like getting punched in the face by a sauna. High humidity
  6. The devil is beating his wife. Rain while the sun is shining
  7. It’s egg frying hot
  8. I’m burning slap up
  9. It’s hotter than a two dollar pistol
  10. Its hotter’n a blister bug in a pepper patch

Southern cursing

  1. Son of a motherless goat
  2. What in sam hill
  3. Dagnabbit
  4. I’ll be dogged
  5. Mother of pearl
  6. Oh, H-E double-toothpicks
  7. Heavens to Betsy
  8. Dadgummit
  9. Son of a biscuit eater
  10. Well, tarnation
  11. I swan
  12. I declare
  13. Good gravy

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