Too big for his britches; can’t never could; fixin’ to.
This is just the start of the colorful unique sayings and phrases that can be attributed to the South. Someone once said that when you visit the South you need a translator. And it’s true, we do have a ton of phrases that your mama used to say that simple roll off the tongue (“madder than a wet hen” comes to mind). Other quotes are all about how you say it. “Bless your heart,” for example, is a seemingly sweet Southern saying but the words definitely have an edge to them. Same goes for Southern names.
From Annabelle to Zelda, there is a definitive list of strong Southern baby names that are rich in meaning and tradition. Whether you’re looking for the perfect quote for a card your favorite Southerner or a Southern baby name that ripe with meaning, start here for your ultimate Southern phrase dictionary.