Those "Southern" sayings
I've learned that people from other parts of the country are amused and enchanted (in some cases) by many of our Southern "sayings"....
Examples of the wisdom and colorful speak of Dixieland would be...
"He's as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine."
[TRANSLATION... He's ecstatic.]
"Oh honey, we'll be as fine as frog's hair."
[Basically, I love you... but said at a time that I love you might be too forward]
Stuck like a hair in a biscuit.
[gonna be tough to get rid of/away from]
"Tie a pork chop around his neck so the dog will play with him."
[Nobody likes that guy]
"He was grinning like a jackass in a glass house"
[a local favorite, but I've never been sure about it. I think it's the deep south version of saying he was grinning like a Cheshire cat]
"Quit dancing around the dead chicken" or perhaps "fish or cut bait"
[Make up your mind]
"That'll go over like a fart in church"
[they ain't gonna like that]
"He likes mayonnaise, but he don't know how to spell it."
[the person in question is, at best, of less than average intelligence]
"That dog won't hunt"
[that's a really, really bad idea]
"My momma didn't raise no fools"
[What do you think I am, anyway? Stupid?]
"I got to see a man about a dog".
[said by men around ladies....it's a secret code way to say "I have to go urinate" without saying it in front of "a lady"]
"He/She's as dumb as a stick."
[have you ever seen a stick on the admissions list for Harvard?]
There are literally hundreds of colorful southern sayings. As I think of good ones, I'll post them. Until then, if you make friends with a Johnny Reb and he says something that bewilders you, run it by me. I'll be happy to translate.
st. marks light house
located on the southern tip of the road through the st. marks wildlife refuge is the st. marks lighthouse. it is an interesting place to visit. the lighthouse was built in 1829. on the way to the lighthouse there are numerous opportunites to see florida wildlife. there is a boat ramp near the lighthouse. there is a $5 fee to enter the refuge. from tallahassee take hwy 363 (woodville hwy) to US 98 east just past newport. a very interesting place to visit when in the tallahasse area. a good website to visit is http://www.fws.gov/saintmarks/lighthouse.html
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Pronounced KLAY-man for those who come to Tallahassee on vacation and are unfamiliar with the area. This is where the iMAX theatre, the Shakespearean Amphitheatre, Mary Brogan Museum and many popular fesitvals are located. Just behind City Hall and across the street from the new capitol and Florida State Supreme Court, there is a parking garage underneath that's five stories down, so you're pretty much always guaranteed a spot there, even during FSU graduations.
The Mast with the Past
Tallahassee is a compromise. In the past, state legislators had to travel incredible distances to conduct state business between the former urban centers of Pensacola and St Augustine. Tallahassee is the happy midway in the long since abandoned "back and forth" legislative migration.