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45 Southern Phrases Explained for the Yankees Among Us

21. Give me some sugar

Give me a kiss.

22. Good ol’ boy

A male who tends to enjoy challenging situations; tends to be rambunctious and often enjoys hunting, muddin’ and fishing.

23. Hissy

Shorthand for a hissy fit — a grown-up tantrum as bad as a toddler would throw.

34. Hold your horses

Be patient.

25. Holler

To let someone know something. Example: Holler at me when you’ve put the kids to bed, and we can grab a drink.

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