Interesting local/regional saying and colloquialisms.

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    Interesting local/regional saying and colloquialisms.

    I was attending a City Council meeting in my town and the Mayor was listening to a long and boring presentation. Suddenly he leaned forward into the micrphone and exclaimed "Shoot me the gravy!!!" which was a phrase I had never heard before.

    I asked around about what it meant and apparently it means "Cut the BS and get to the point!!"

    Needless to say this was a City Council meeting in a southern city.

    Just wondering what other interesting and funny local sayings members of this forum have heard over the years.
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    "Let's take the short way around the barn, shall we?".
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    When I got to Northern Nevada one of the sayings I heard was "Be careful what you wish for" Of course implying if get it your not going to be happy.

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    When someone tries to help my uncle he says (and I'll edit this for the studio audience):

    "Which one of us is doing this goat? You just hold the horns."
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    If you know this one you are definitly from Massachusetts!

    Light dawns over Marblehead

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    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
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    "Let Jessie rob this train!" (back-off and let an expert handle it).
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    Woppyjawed = crooked

    IF a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his arsh = What Momma said when I kept saying "well...IF..."

    WISH in one hand and s*** in the other and see which one fills up quicker = What Momma said when I kept saying "I WISH I had.."

    If you stir s*** it will stink worse = What my grandeddy would say when we would say things to stir up trouble
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    Bunyacked = fubared = messed up
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    "Colder than a witches tit."

    "Hotter than 40 hells."
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    "Drag it through the garden."

    Ordering a Chicago style hot dog with all of the trimmings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWalleye View Post
    "Drag it through the garden."

    Ordering a Chicago style hot dog with all of the trimmings.
    I believe it is actually "drag it tru da garden". I do not miss Chicago much, but I do miss the hot dogs and Italian beef.

    Around here I hear "its a hot mess" a lot.
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    Cut to the chase!

    Get to the important stuff.
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    Yins - plural of you - Hows yins doin?

    N'at - etc., sundy other items - I'm goin to the store to get popcorn n'at


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    Cattywampus = crooked
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