Friday, October 7, 2022

Heaton: 8 Southern Phrases to Keep You On the Guest List

Southerners are very proud of their cuisine. If you want to start an argument, ask a group for their preferred brand of anything from mayonnaise to molasses. If you have the great good fortune to enjoy a Southerners table for dinner (lunch) or supper (evening), here’s how to compliment your host:

Painting by Norman Rockwell
Painting by Norman Rockwell

1. This is cooked to a turn.

2. Tastes so good it makes me want to slap my grandma.

3. This is so good it would have brought tears to a glass eye.

4. So good it makes my tongue want to slap my brains out.

5. This will make your liver quiver and your bladder splatter.

6. So good it’ll make your tongue jump out and lick the eyebrows right off your head.

7. It really isn’t fit to eat. (It’s delicious, and I am not passing it, sorry!)

8. I’ve had a gracious plenty. (No more thank you..wait did you say Peach Cobbler?)

For bonus points, say grace!

“Grace in the kitchen, Grace in the hall, please O God, don’t let them get it all.”

coverv2.0Tim Heaton is a contributor and can be reached at His new book, “Momma n’ Em Said: The Treasury of Southern Sayings” is available on Amazon.

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