"Here are a few words and sayings that came to mind that are southern-speak. There are many I could list, but I'm going to limit this to things I either say myself or hear on a regular basis.
Reckon = suppose. Mom, can I go outside? I reckon you can.
Fixin' to = getting ready to. I'm fixin' to jerk a knot in your ass.
By the time someone threatens jerking knots, she is undoubtedly ill as a hornet or mad as a wet hen.
You could cause a parent to be ill as a hornet by acting like you don't have a lick of sense or like you didn't have no raisin' in public. You know, like you were born in a barn, running around like a chicken with its head cut off."
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