Item description for Conversational Southern by Anne Calloway...
You may reminisce if you're from the South, or if you're not, bless your heart, you will still have lots of fun reading this book! Tennessee Ernie Ford used to describe a terrified person as having eyes that looked like "two buckeyes in a barrel of buttermilk" Mark Twain once wrote, "Southerners talk music! Yes, indeed, there's no language more musical." Where did all these sayings and expressions come from? Who knows! Some say it's the Queen's English. Maybe some were started when the wives would sit around making quilts, clothes, or canning their vegetables in order to keep the younger wives interested and entertained so they would continue to work. They would make up tales and sayings to add color or flair to their language. Or maybe it came from the Native Americans to better communicate with the strange white man and to add visualization to their conversation. Anywhere these expressions came from, they are sure to tickle the fancy of Yankees and Southerners alike!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.27 lbs.
Release Date Feb 10, 2008
Publisher Mill City Press, Inc.
ISBN 1934248754 ISBN13 9781934248751