Did anybody ever actually hear anybody say "tin roof, rusted" for pregnancy? 
I've heard it used in music (most famously by the B52s) but never actually 
heard anybody say it.
-Curt
      From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Cc: Rich Thomas <richthomas79td...@constructivity.net> 
 Sent: Monday, June 8, 2015 4:35 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - A COUNTRY BOY REMEMBERS - GLOSSARY
   
You forgot, "I'll swannnnnn...."  which I think meant "I'll swear" but 
Baptists never swore so swan it was.  And "Lawslaws" or "Lawsamercy" 
which also substituted for "lawdlawd" etc.

And "Rectum" -- that boy drove them tars off the road and rectum. Had ta 
git a coupla recaps ta fixem.


--R



On 6/8/15 3:19 PM, WILTON via Mercedes wrote:
> More GLOSSARY
> By Wilton Strickland
>
> I lost my homework. -- I did not do my homework.
> I'll be dog, I'll be doggone -- I'm amazed
> In a bind, in a scrape/squeeze, in a tight -- in trouble, need money 
> to pay bills
> In a family way -- pregnant
> In high cotton -- got it made; doing very well
> In hog heaven -- also doing very well - very comfortable
> In the foot of the truck or car -- on the floor
> In the short rows -- almost finished
> I'm done. -- I've finished.
> I'm fixin' da -- I'm getting ready to; I'm about to; I'm going to
> In the heat o' d'day -- during the hottest part of the day, usually, 
> early to mid-afternoon
> I put it right where I'd know where it is. -- I've lost it.
> Irregardless -- regardless
> I snibbed it -- I just brushed the side of it; almost missed
> I stole it -- I paid hardly anything for it.
> I swanny -- substitute for I swear
> Itching like a man on a fuzzy tree -- itching really bad
> It floored me. -- It astonished, surprised or baffled me.
> It really got away with me -- It embarrassed me.
> I yea'bout died or I near 'bout died -- I was so shocked, I almost died.
> Jawl-P? -- Did you go to the bathroom?
> Jeet yet -- Have you eaten yet?
> Jes' like a sharecropper in a drought -- not doing very well
> Johnny on the spot -- always on time
> Jump from the fryin' pan into the fire -- get in even worse trouble
> Just a hair -- a very small unit of measure; a hair's width
> Kick the traces -- out of line; breach restraints
> Knock on wood -- to prevent bad luck
> Landlord  -- landowner
> 'Lasses -- molasses
> Layin' down -- lying down
> Layin' by d'backa, hillin' d'backa -- final plowing of the tobacco 
> crop for the season
> Leastwise -- at least
> 'Lectwisty -- electricity
> Less is more. -- Don't over do it.  Keep it simple.
> Lick -- a brush with the tongue, a blow with a hand
> Lick of work -- a token stroke of work
> Lickity-split -- quickly
> Light the fahr -- start the fire
> Like something on a stick -- something special, such as a candy apple 
> or a lollipop
> Loopin' d'backa, stringin' d'backa -- attaching the tobacco leaves to 
> sticks with cotton string (d'backa twine) to facilitate hanging it in 
> the curing or drying barn.
> Mad as a wet settin' hen -- really upset, angry
> Mad as fire -- very angry, violent temper
> Mad as Hell -- even more angry
> Makin' hay -- making good progress
> Malarkey -- mess, foolishness, worthless stuff
> Mash -- squeeze tightly, push a button or pedal; often done to 
> potatoes to "cream" them
> 'Matahs, 'maters, 'matussusses -- tomatoes
> Mendin' up, puttin' on a little -- gaining weight
> Mess of peas, beans, corn, turnip salad (salit), etc. -- enough to 
> cook for a meal
> Messed up -- made a mistake; out of order
> Might -- may
> Might can -- may be able to
> Might would -- may decide to
> Mighty -- southern for very
> Mitzibushy Zero -- Mitsubishi Zero, WW II Japanese fighter plane
> Mommic or mommic up -- break or render inoperative, mess up
> Monks, i. e., in 6 monks -- months - in 6 months
> Moppin' cotton -- mopping arsenic-laced molasses onto cotton plants 
> using a mop of rags on the end of a short stick
> Mud hole -- puddle of water
> My ears are burning. -- Somebody is talking about me.
> My left palm is itching. -- I'm getting some money.
> My nose is itching. -- Somebody is coming.
> My right palm is itching. -- I'm going to shake a stranger's hand.
> My stomach hurts. -- I don't want to go to school this morning.  I 
> don't want to drop soda.  I don't want to sucker tobacco today. Etc.
> Nab -- catch - The police will nab the killer.
> Nabs -- small crackers with peanut butter between them, some square, 
> some round (disc-shaped), often made by Nabisco and available at 
> d'store with a cold Co-Cola, Pepsi, RC, etc., for a snack.  Substitute 
> for a moon pie or a small bag of salted peanuts.
> Nairn -- none
> Nairy -- neither, as in, "Nairy one."
> Name your poison. -- What would you like to eat or drink?
> Naw, nawp, nope -- no
> Nekkid -- naked, nude
> Noggin' -- head
> Not a lick of sense -- really stupid
> Not worth a nickel ridin' or walkin' -- nearly worthless in any way 
> considered
> Nubb, nubbin' -- a very small ear of corn; the short part left after 
> part of a normally long object is missing.  He stuck out his hand to 
> pet the large dog, and drew back a nubb.
> Oh, Lordy! Oh Gosh!, Oh me! -- surprised, shocked
> Onct -- once, one time
> On the ball -- got it just right
> Ourn -- ours
> Out of something is to temporarily have none of it; to be slap out of 
> it is to have none of it and have little chance of having any more soon.
> Ort to, orta -- ought to, should
> Own -- on
> Packhouse -- a building on the farm to store cured tobacco awaiting 
> grading and transport to market
> Pallet -- bed on the floor usually made by spreading a quilt
> Pattirolman -- state police - highway patrolman
> Peaked -- sick, not feeling well
> Peggin' d'backa -- transplanting tobacco using a hand-held wooden peg 
> to punch holes in wet soil
> Percolator -- coffee maker
> Picture show -- movie
> Piffy -- pithy, soft
> Pinhooker -- an individual who buys tobacco at the sales warehouse, 
> re-packs it and re-sells it trying to make a profit
> Pitched/threw a fit -- really got upset
> Plum tired, plum tuckered out -- very tired
> Poker-upper -- one who stands on the ground and passes sticks of green 
> tobacco to the man on the bottom tier when hanging tobacco in the 
> curing barn
> Pot calling the kettle black -- You're both guilty.
> Pretty as a button -- very pretty
> Pretty is as pretty does. Beauty can come from good behavior or charm.
> 'Preshate it -- I appreciate what you did.  Thank you.
> Primein' or croppin' d'backa -- harvesting the lower two or three ripe 
> leaves on each tobacco plant one-by-one.
> Prob'ly -- probably
> Put on a little -- gained weight
> Put on the feed bag -- eat a really big meal
> Put up corn, peas, etc. -- can/freeze/preserve corn, peas, etc.
> Quick as greased lightnin' -- extremely fast, very slippery
> Quiet as a mouse -- sneaky quiet, very quiet
> Rather climb a light pole and lie than stand on the ground and tell 
> the truth -- compulsive liar
> Really goin' to town -- going fast, working hard and fast
> Remember Pearl Harbor. -- WW II rallying cry - stay vigilant and 
> resolute.
> Rench it out -- rinse it.  He renched (rinsed) his mouth out wid warda 
> and spit it in da zink (sink).
> Revenooer -- federal (ATF) agent looking for bootlegger
> Ridin' bare-back -- no saddle on the horse or mule
> Ridden hard and put up wet -- looking really bad
> Rigch hieanh -- right here
> Right off, right away -- immediately
> Right smart -- a good amount; a reference to quantity, not intelligence
> Ring leader -- usually, the person causing the most trouble
> Roast'near -- an ear of sweet, tender corn
> Rough as a cob -- the roughness of a cob from an ear of newly-shelled 
> corn, very rough
> Rumble seat -- a seat outside of the enclosed passenger cabin of a car 
> and in what is normally the trunk
> Runnin' around -- cheating on the spouse
> Runnin' board -- horizontal, board-like shelf on the outside of a car, 
> beneath the bottom of the doors and between the fenders.
> Run off with -- eloped
> Seemint - concrete
>
> Wilton
>
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