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BARD - verb. Past tense of the infinitive "to borrow."

Usage: "My brother bard my pickup truck."

 

JAWJUH - noun. A highly flammable state just north of Florida.

Usage: "My brother from Jawjah bard my pickup truck."

 

MUNTS - noun. A calendar division.

Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I aint

herd from him in munts."

 

IGNERT - adjective. Not smart. See "Auburn Alumni."

Usage: "Them N-C-TWO-A boys sure are ignert!"

 

RANCH - noun. A tool.

Usage: "I think I left my ranch in the back of that pickup truck

my brother from Jawjuh bard a few munts ago."

 

ALL - noun. A petroleum-based lubricant.

Usage: "I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup

truck."

 

FAR - noun. A conflagration.

Usage: "If my brother from Jawjuh doesn't change the all in my

pickup truck, that things gonna catch far."

 

BAHS - noun. A supervisor.

Usage: "If you don't stop reading these Southern words and git

back to work, your bahs is gonna far you!"

 

TAR - noun. A rubber wheel.

Usage: "Gee, I hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh doesn't git a

flat tar in my pickup truck."

 

TIRE - noun. A tall monument.

Usage: "Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, I sure do hope to

see that Eiffel Tire in Paris sometime."

 

HOT - noun. A blood-pumping organ.

HOD - adverb. Not easy.

Usage: "A broken hot is hod to fix."

 

RETARD - Verb. To stop working.

Usage: "My granpaw retard at age 65."

 

TARRED - adverb. Exhausted.

Usage: "I just flew in from Hot-lanta, and boy my arms are tarred."

 

RATS - noun. Entitled power or privilege.

Usage: "We Southerners are willing to fight for out rats."

 

LOT - adjective. Luminescent.

Usage: "I dream of Jeanie in the lot-brown hair."

 

FARN - adjective. Not local.

Usage: "I cudnt unnerstand a wurd he sed ... must be from some

farn country."

 

DID - adjective. Not alive.

Usage: "He's did, Jim."

 

EAR - noun. A colorless, odorless gas (unless you are in LA).

Usage: "He can't breathe ... give 'em some ear!"

 

BOB WAR - noun. A sharp, twisted cable.

Usage: "Boy, stay away from that bob war fence."

 

JU-HERE - a question.

Usage: "Juhere that former Dallas Cowboys' coach Jimmy Johnson

recently toured the University of Alabama?"

 

HAZE - a contraction.

Usage: "Is Bubba smart?" "Nah ... haze ignert."

 

SEED - verb, past tense.

VIEW - contraction: verb and pronoun.

Usage: "I ain't never seed New York City ... view?"

 

HEAVY DEW - phrase. A request for action.

Usage: "Kin I heavy dew me a favor?"

 

GUMMIT - Noun. An often-closed bureaucratic institution.

Usage: "Great ... ANOTHER gummit shutdown!"

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