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Old 04-01-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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Here's a few others:

"Feelin' puny" - not feeling well

"Don't be ugly" - don't talk mean or nasty about someone

And yes, the "cent" thing blows me away. Even the teachers in school that are native NC'ers will say it. I've had to educate my kids that only one cent is truly a cent, all else is plural!
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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lol @ "cent". We moved to Ohio when I was 15. (Left when I was 17.) There was this woman who would correct me when I'd say "cent" instead of "cents". Drove me crazy.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I'm a bit of a smart aleck and love playing around with people (in the most loving way, bless my heart). Anyway, I jokingly heard this not too long ago when I was getting up into someone's patience and they responded by saying:

Get outta my crawl!

I just loved it! Been using it ever since.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:03 PM
 
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I am North Carolina born and raised and just loved this whole thread. I get picked on for saying imonna (I'm going to). As in "Imonna go the store, yon't ( you want) anything?" And I have to point out that what you get at the Waffle House is hashbrowns. Home fries are cubed, not shredded Also, I moved from Greensboro to Lenoir about a year ago. I had never heard you'uns until then. I also never knew an entire town could be addicted to Sundrop, livermush, and something called chocolate gravy,lol.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:10 PM
 
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Oh yeah, if you ever get the response "Aw Pshaw", it basically means whatever you just said is a crock
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:46 PM
 
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My mother and her family are all from Texas and we moved all over but so many of these sayings are ones she used all the time.

Another one is "the back 40" Which was originally meant as the back 40 acres...but my mother used it to mean the far area....like I parked in the back 40 meant she park way out in the parking lot.
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Phrase that you may here this weekend when weather temperature drops is "Put some Glass in that Hole"

meaning- Roll up your window!
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:50 PM
 
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Smile what are sundrop and livermush?

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I am North Carolina born and raised and just loved this whole thread. I get picked on for saying imonna (I'm going to). As in "Imonna go the store, yon't ( you want) anything?" And I have to point out that what you get at the Waffle House is hashbrowns. Home fries are cubed, not shredded Also, I moved from Greensboro to Lenoir about a year ago. I had never heard you'uns until then. I also never knew an entire town could be addicted to Sundrop, livermush, and something called chocolate gravy,lol.
can you tell me what sundrop and livermush is?
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Sundrop is a soda. Livermush is well nasty!
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I moved from Greensboro to Lenoir about a year ago. I had never heard you'uns until then.
He he...that reminds me of Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinnie, when he was talking in court, and he said "The two yutes..." Then the judge asked him what a "yute" was, and he responded, "Oh, I'm sorry, Your Honor...the two you-t-h-e-s." He he...that's a great line.
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