Wondrous Words Wednesday – Southernisms
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky! I’ve seen several people get creative with their Wondrous Words posts and thought it was a fantastic idea. It made me realize words don’t have to be new to be celebrated.
I’ve decided to share some Southernisms today. I’ve lived in five southern states and have spent quite a bit of time in a few others and have come to realize that the sayings in the south are as diverse as the people. I’ve heard these three Southernisms used everywhere I’ve lived.
1. hosepipe – “Adam loved to play with the hosepipe when he was small. We had the best watered plants in town.”
A hosepipe is a garden hose.
2. yard broom – “When the kids misbehave, I make them get out the yard broom and clean up the leaves.”
A yard broom is a rake.
3. buggy – “I always seem to get a buggy that’s hard to steer.”
Buggy is used for a lot of things, but the meaning that I think is unique to the south is shopping cart.
What words do you want to celebrate today?