You may not know how it is with many Southerners. We can get just as incensed as anyone else, but we try to stay polite about it. That’s why our Southern grannies taught us “cuss words” to use, like “I Swan!” and “Land sakes alive!”
Here are a few things you might hear Southerners yell in anger, frustration or in traffic. Did I forget any?
There’s a tree stump in a Louisiana swamp with a higher IQ!
Blow your nose you’ll get more out of it! Meaning: I hear you but I don’t really care.
You’re dumb as a box of rocks! Meaning the other driver is really dump.
Welll, don’t rush on my account! Meaning: You are driving too slow.
Sure looks like somebody opened the floodgates. Meaning: Traffic is really heavy.
Son of a biscuit eater! Meaning: Exclamation/Negative name calling.
If leather were brains, you wouldn’t have enough to saddle a Junebug! Meaning: you are really Stupid!
Son of a Motherless Goat! Meaning: Negative slur/insult
What in tarnation? Meaning: What the Heck
What the Sam Hill? Meaning: What the heck are you doing?
You don’t have the sense God gave a goose. Meaning: The other person is stupid.
Move over Papaw! Meaning: You are as slow as grandfather.
Grandma was slow but she was old! Meaning: You are as slow as Grandma.
Land Sakes alive! Meaning: negative exclamation for stupidity.
You don’t know a widget from a hole in the ground. Meaning: Stupid
You are as slow as the seven year itch! Meaning: Annoyingly Slow
Holy Mother of Pearl! Meaning: Negative Exclamation.
Dagnabbit! Meaning: Substitute Cuss Word
You can’t walk and chew chewing gum at the same time. Meaning: other person is uncoordinated.
Dagnabbit if I sent you to lunch I’d have to completely retrain you. Meaning: You’re hopelessly useless.
More on Kindness
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” Scott Adams
When I use to teach executive management classes I would remind the class that every action they took on their own was like throwing a stone in the middle of a pond. The impact in the center ripples over and over to the edge of the pond. Every ripple impacts everything in its wake.
What kind of ripples are you sending out to our Universe today? How will it ripple back to you?
Namaste, The Queen Cronista
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.” Henry James
Spring is here time to turn over a new leaf. Keep your garden weeded of all unnecessary weeds like unkindness, jealousy, unforgiveness, lack of generosity, anger, gossip and hatred. As you plant so does your garden grow.
If you are programming your internal hard drive with weeds it will begin to deteriorate. Funny how we don’t realize in the moment how every thought impacts every future moment.
Learn or do not learn it is always your choice. Here is me wishing you a blissful garden forever.
Namaste, the Queen Cronista
“Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure.” King Solomon.
One of the most handsome and wisest kings in history knew a few things. When we are a secure person, we can be benevolent and kind. Whether we do or do not it all comes back on us tenfold. The choices are always ours. The payback is the Karma Cops.
Let Kindness and Generosity flow like a river after a spring rain. Your life will flow more joyously the same.
Enough Said! Namaste, The Queen Cronista