This tongue-in-cheek dictionary of Southern words and phrases offers a hilarious spoof of the Southern accent.
The laugh sensation that swept the nation, How to Speak Southern and More How to Speak Southern, is now collected in one complete–and completely hilarious–volume. Embraced by Southerners everywhere and dedicated to all Yankees in the hope that it will teach them to talk right, this uproarious book decodes “Suthun” wit and wisdom for “Nawthun” upstarts everywhere. From “aig” (a breakfast food that may be fried, scrambled, boiled, or poached) to “zackly” (as in “precisely”), here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find inside:
ATTAIR: Contraction used to indicate the specific item desired. “Pass me attair gravy, please.”
EVERWHICHAWAYS: To be scattered in all directions. “You should have been there when the train hit that chicken truck. Them chickens flew everwhichaways.”
YONTNY: Do you want any. “Yontny more corn bread?”
Funny as well as informative, this laugh-out-loud dictionary will keep you laughing and learning–no matter where you fall on the Mason-Dixon Line!
This book is dedicated to all Yankees* in the hope that it will teach them how to talk right.
*Yankee: Anyone who is not from Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and possibly Oklahoma and West-by-God-Virginia. A Yankee may become an honorary Southerner, but a Southerner cannot become a Yankee, assuming any Southerner wanted to.
- Item Weight : 6 ounces
- Hardcover : 112 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553804782
- Product Dimensions : 5.24 x 0.52 x 7.75 inches
- Publisher : Bantam; Illustrated Edition (April 25, 2006)