Only A Born And Bred Southerner Can Pass This Tricky Southern Phrases Quiz

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 Aug 05, 2019

1 of 18What does this mean?

I asked her to pass me the "clicker."
A cricket
A garage door opener
The remote control

2 of 18What does this mean?

Whoa there, "hold your horses."
To stay behind
To hang on a minute
To count your blessings

3 of 18What does this mean?

Oh, bless her heart, she's just "playin' possum."
Acting furious
Acting shy
Pretending to sleep

4 of 18What does this mean?

Charles and Vivian are really "high-tailing it."
Acting proudly
Rocking a new hairstyle
Moving quickly

5 of 18What does this mean?

He's gotten way "too big for his britches."
He's gotten overly cocky
He's gained weight
His family has outgrown their current space

6 of 18What does this mean?

I say, "that dog will hunt"
Your dog is a good hunting dog
You're after a really good meal
Something is a great idea

7 of 18What does this mean?

You've "dern near" messed up everything up.
Your Aunt Dern messed everything up
Almost messed everything up
Completely messed everything up

8 of 18What does this mean?

I'm feeling "full as a tick."
Feeling skinny
Feeling way too full / ate too much
Feeling pesky

9 of 18What does this mean?

Bless his heart, but I "might as well be talkin' to a fence post."
Someone is not taking in a word you're saying
Someone is a fantastic listener
You're literally talking to a fence post

10 of 18What does this mean?

"You'll catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar"
Use honey to catch fish
Bellyaching and screaming won't get you what you want
The best way to get what you want is by being rude

11 of 18What does this mean?

Nancy, don't you see: "pretty is as pretty does."
You're a rude person
Pretty people do pretty things
You're only as pretty as your actions

12 of 18What does this mean?

I tell you, she was "madder than a wet hen."
She was acting mighty loony
She was LIVID
She was going crazy for some fried chicken

13 of 18What does this mean?

"He's got a burr in his saddle" for some reason.
He's really angry about something
He's rather unintelligent
He dressed sloppily

14 of 18What does this mean?

Oh sweetheart, "bless your heart."
It's actually a backhanded insult
Sympathy
Best wishes

15 of 18What does this mean?

We were on our way, but she kept "piddling" about.
She was not telling the truth
She was rushing
She was taking a long time

16 of 18What does this mean?

That's an "Arkansas toothpick" if I ever saw one!
A gun
A large knife
A skinny woman

17 of 18What does this mean?

Oh man he's going to "tan my hide" later for this.
Reward him nicely
Get a tan
Going to get a spanking / in trouble

18 of 18What does this mean?

I'm so proud, "she's as smart as all get out."
She's very smart
She's smart enough to leave this town
She's so smart, she comes up with the best excuses
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