Today's 5 things were to be 5 favorite sayings. Y'all know a talker like me wouldn't even know where to begin with that broad of a subject - and with a limit of 5, no less!
Well, since I'm a Southern girl through-and-through and my blog is food-oriented, I narrowed the choices to Southern sayings that contain words about food. As you'll see, I still had trouble limiting myself...
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
1. “Like white on rice” - meaning inseparable
He was all over that plate of fried chicken like white on rice.
2. “Butter my biscuit” - an exclamatory statement meaning “isn’t that something!”
Well, just butter my biscuit, will ye?!
3. “Don't bite off more than you can chew”- don’t attempt more than you can accomplish
I know ye mean well by helpin’ ’em out and all, but don’t go bitin’ off more 'an ye can chew.
4. "Full as a tick" - an expression meaning you’ve way over-eaten
Supper shore was good, but now I’m full as tick!
5. “Have a cup of coffee. It’s already been ‘saucered and blowed.’” - A gesture of welcome and of offering coffee to a guest
There’s an old habit down here of pouring a bit of your hot coffee from your cup into your saucer and blowing on it to cool it off a bit. The coffee is then sipped (well honestly, more like slurped) from the saucer. I haven’t seen this done recently, but over the years I’ve witnessed it hundreds of times! I've never done this myself, of course! ;)
I know this list is supposed to be limited to 5 sayings, but y’all don’t mind if this talkative Mississippi gal gets in a saying about catfish, do ye?
6. “Cuter than a mess of fried catfish” - very cute or attractive
Honey, that little ole puppy dog is cuter than a mess of fried catfish!
Bless y’all’s hearts for readin’!!!