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Do you speak Southern?

2.8
(10 votes)
8 questions
English
1

What does "Fixin' to" mean?

Getting ready

Baking

Repairing

Teaching

46% got this right

Fixin' to means you're about to (or thinking about) doing something.
2

What emotion does someone feel during a "hissy fit"?

Anger

Boredom

Fear

Joy

55% got this right

A hissy fit is a grown-up version of a temper tantrum.
3

What are britches?

Pants

Cleaning supplies

Party supplies

Plants

54% got this right

"He's too big for his britches" is how you refer to someone who is full of themselves.
4

Complete the sentence: She was ______ than a wet hen.

Madder

Cuter

Faster

Louder

38% got this right

This phrase comes from a time when farmers would dunk hens in water when they got protective of their eggs.
5

What are your feelings toward tomato soup if you have a "hankering" for it?

Craving

Hate

Indifferent

62% got this right

It's a Southern way of saying you're in the mood for something.
6

What does someone say if they ask you to "gimme some sugar"?

Hug and kiss

Candy

Missing baking supply

Sugar

Easy  83% got this right

Southern grandmothers often ask for their grandkids to give them some sugar, meaning hugs and kisses.
7

Which southern phrase means stop?

Hold your horses

Bless your heart

I'll tell you what

Paint me purple and call me Barney

Easy  93% got this right

8

What word describes someone who has spirit, courage, spunk, boldness, and initiative?

Gumption

Cattywampus

Gussied

Reckon

Hard  33% got this right

Southerners adopted this phrase from its early usage in 1700s England and Scotland (where it meant "common sense").