Redneck Vocabulary words help
His curiosity of the English language is astounding. If we're not careful, though, Lewis will have him talking like a redneck in no time.
If you are not a redneck, you will only understand the words after you read through them several times.
Farn: I ain’t unnerstand nuthin’ he sed…must be some farn talk.
Hale: What da hale is goin’ on here?
Hot: Heidi she got a broken hot.
Kumpny: We gots kumpny coming over tonight.
Likker: He drank mo’ likker than I does.
Phraisin: It’s phraisin in here!
Rats: They was fat’n for they rats in the Civil war.
Tarred: I bin workin’ all day. I sure am tarred.
Thank: I thank I wanna ice cold bare.
Seed: I ain’t never seed this before.
Zat: Zat yo’ car?
I did not understand the meaning of these words. Would you please explain the meaning of these words?
These “words” are spelled phonetically in the way someone with a thick southern accent might say the words.
Farn = foreign
Hale = hell
Hot = heart
Kumpny – company
Likker = liquor
Phraisin = freezing
Rats = rights (fat’n = fighting)
Tarred = tired
Thank = think
Seed = a grammatically incorrect past tense of see, rather than seen
Zat = is that
It is a joke that may be insulting to some people in the southern US. In addition to spelling phonetically, the sentences are full of grammatical errors. While some may call themselves a redneck in an endearing manner, many others use it in a derogatory way with the implication that the person is stupid. If someone pronounces company to sound like kumpny, that doesn’t mean they would also say we gots company.
I am sure that Jody meant no disrespect to Lewis. There are many phrases (some you have already asked about) that are specific to that region and would be put in a more endearing light than this list you found.
I used to date a man from the south. He would often say things like, "If I was any happier, I'd be twins!" People in the north or western US just don't say things like that, but it always makes me smile to hear those interesting phrases.
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I absolutely meant no disrespect to Lewis. What I said was taken out of context, and now it seem as though I have a derogatory opinion of people from the south. That's not the case at all. What comes after If we're not careful, though, Lewis will have him talking like a redneck in no time is I can't wait for Sanjay to use "wooly boogers" in a sentence.
People from the south come up with some fantastically funny phrases. My comment was meant to be taken in good fun. This list, in my opinion, falls into the generic redneck stigma category. It's not what I meant by talking like a redneck.
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