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.
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