My Top 5 Favorite Southern Sayings

When I first moved to the midwest, I tried real hard to cover my accent up.  I felt like people were constantly making fun of me and it was super annoying having people correct me ALL.THE.TIME.  So, eventually I embraced it…and now, I’m me! So with that, I LOVE my Southern Sayings. And here are my TOP 5! I use these daily, well when relevant and they are just so damn cute!

“The porch light’s on, but no one’s home!”

  1. “Hey Ya’ll!” -This is completely obvious! It’s a greeting!
  2. “We are living in high cotton, darling!” -This means we are living good!
  3. “Buggy” -This means a shopping cart.  “Grab a buggy!”
  4. “The porch light’s on, but no one’s home.” – We use this when referring to stupidity.
  5. “Bless it.” or “Bless your heart.” -Now this has multiple meanings.  It could be sympathetic or could mean we think you’re stupid.

Do you have a favorite saying?!


Featured Image: Pinterst-Southern Sayings


5 thoughts on “My Top 5 Favorite Southern Sayings”

    1. I’ve never used it but I’ve heard others use it. Actually I heard it last when I was in Louisiana. I’ve used the whole “it’s raining cats and dogs.” Also if it’s raining and the sun is out, some say “the devil’s beating his wife with a frying pan.” Haha I’m not sure where that last one came from.

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  1. In good old South Florida southern sayings are all to do with “Buenas dias” and such . Good Lord A Mercy, things are not southern there any more. After 60 years there I am now in Greensboro, NC. Wonderful decent people here. I spoze I’m a southerner. Born in Staten Island, New York – southern most part of that state. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog.


    1. Hi Carl! Thank you for your comment! Some in SC say, “Oh how mercy!”— I love Greensboro! I actually have a good friend that lives there! Keep up the great blog posts!


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