What did you say? Southern Sayings and their Loose Translations Posted by: Hedi Hemenway | 0 Comments
Ever wonder where some of the South’s most memorable expressions mean? Well, you’re in luck, because today we offer you four Southern sayings and their loose translations.
Saying: Over Yonder
Translation: Over there, usually within sight.
Example: Look at those rolling hills over yonder.
Saying: Hold Your Horses
Translation: Hang on or wait.
Example: Hold your horses, the collard greens are not quite ready.
Saying: Livin’ In High Cotton
Translation: Doing good, usually financially.
Example: Betsy is livin in high cotton since she moved to her lakehouse.
And, for the most nuanced of all, we offer one translation of many.
Saying: Bless Your Heart
Translation: You poor thing.
Example: Bless your heart, those pants are lime green.
Shopping Boubon & Boots Online Gift Store:
Our Southern Lifestyle Brand is your online gift store for made in the south personalized gifts, gift ideas for men, and gift ideas for women. Our southern gifts inventory of unique gifts and unusual gifts ensure a rare & unique selection of personal gifts sure to delight you and your recipient. Visit our Southern Gifts store at www.bourbonandboots.com
- Whiskey Lovers Engraved Personalized Whiskey Glasses $ 42.00
- Authentic Large (6' x 7') Cowhide Rug $ 198.00
- Reclaimed Barrel Top Wooden Lazy Susan $ 139.00
- Authentic Brown Brindle Cowhide Leather Overnight Duffle Bag $ 229.00
- Handmade Bourbon Barrel Wood Serving Tray With Rustic Iron Handles $ 109.00
- Silver Cross & Gold Cross Heart Christian Necklaces $ 39.00
- Waxed Canvas Shoulder Bag w/ Leather Strap $ 49.00