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We’ve got some weird sayings in Augusta. We have our own language down here in the South. There are a lot of sayings and phrases that are exclusive to the Southern states. Where did they come from? Not sure. What do they mean? Well now that we can tell you, and this morning we heard some of our favorites.

Yesterday I was driving and it was pouring down rain, but the sun was out at the same time. When I was a kid and that happened my grandpa said that “the devil was beating his wife”. Where did that phrase come from? Who thought to say that first? I honestly have no idea, but we just roll with it.

Thats how the conversation got started this morning. We wanted to talk more about those phrases and sayings that are unique to the South. A lot of times we just say these things and don’t think twice about it. These are things that all of us in the South have heard our whole lives. Saying these things is like second nature to us.

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These are some of our favorite weird sayings in Augusta.

  • "Fixin' To"

    This one means that you’re about to do something. Like I’m fixin’ to go eat lunch.

  • "If The Good Lord's Willing And The Creeks Don't Rise"

    This one means you’re planning to be somewhere or see someone, unless something happens. “If the Good Lord’s willin’ and the creeks don’t rise, I’ll be there tomorrow.”

  • "Pot Callin' The Kettle Black"

    This one means you can’t really say anything about a particular situation because you do it too. “Well ain’t that the pot callin’ the kettle black, you did the same thing last week”

  • "Wish In One Hand And Poop In The Other And See Which One Fills Up First"

    This one basically means you’re not going to get what you want. “Oh you want a new car, well wish in one hand and poop in the other and see which one fills up first”.

  • "I Reckon"

    This one means I guess. “Are you coming to the game?” “Yeah, I reckon”.

  • "We're About To Have A Coming To Jesus Meeting"

    This one means we need to have a serious talk. “Me and him are gonna have a comin’ to Jesus meeting!”

  • "Don't Let The Door Hit Ya Where The Good Lord Split Ya"

    This one is pretty self explanatory. It means don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out the door.

  • "Down Yonder"

    This one basically means over there, or down there. “If you go down yonder by the river, you’ll find a good spot to park”

  • "Finer Than Frog Hair"

    This one means you’re doing pretty good. “How are you today?” “Man, I’m finer than frog hair”

  • "Bless Your Heart"

    This is the ultimate Southern saying. It means, something ain’t right with you. “He’s trying, but bless his heart, he just can’t do nothing right”.