Sunday, January 15, 2012
gallowses--another word for suspenders. "If you can't keep your pants up, maybe you need a pair of gallowses." My grandparents used this word quite a bit.
gaumed up--to make a mess. "She obviously does not know how to sew. I have never seen such a gaumed up dress in my life."
gettin' above yer raisin'--acting stuck up or like you are rich and famous when you are not. "Just look at Suzie with that fancy hairdo and all of that jewelry. If you ask me that girl is gettin above her raisin'!"
plumb--completely or all out. "I scared Grandma plumb to death when I jumped from behind the door!"
got a face that would stop an 8 day clock--very ugly. "That girl's face could stop an 8 day clock!"
gum'd it--chew it. "Granny had to gum that chicken since she ain't got no teeth!"
gussied--getting dressed up nicely. "What are you gettin' all gussied up for? Are you going to a party?"
foller yer own lights--do what you know is right. "You better stop doing what all of your friends are doing and foller yer own lights!"
fit as a fiddle--fine. "I think I will go climb that mountain today because I am feelin' just as fit as a fiddle!"
farn--foreign or unusual. "That dragonfruit is farn to this country. I'm not sure where it comes from."