[lit-ideas] Re: Old sayings in Tennessee

  • From: Andy Amago <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 09:15:55 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

Okay, gotta do it.  I got these from a native of Tennessee (so that makes it 

>>Subject: Southern Troofs..............................ah.............Truths.
>>An Arkansas State trooper pulls over a pickup truck on I-40 and says to
>>the driver, "Got any ID?"
>>The driver says, "'Bout what?"

>>Two Mississippians are walking toward each other, and one is carrying a sack.
>>When they meet, one says, "Hey Tommy Ray, whatcha got in th' bag?"
>>"Jes' some chickens."
>>"If I guesses how many they is, kin I have one?"
>>"Shoot, if ya guesses right, I'll give you both of 'em!"
>>"OK. Ummmmm...five?"

>>An Alabamian came home and found his house on fire. He rushed next door,
>>telephoned the fire department and shouted, "Hurry over here-muh house is
>>on fahr!"  "OK," replied the fireman, "how do we get there?"  "Shucks,
>>don't you fellers still have those big red trucks?"


>>Why do folks in Kentucky go to R-rated movies in groups of 18 or more?
>>Because they heard 17 and under aren't admitted.

>>Ida Mae passed away and Bubba called 911. The 911-operator told Bubba that
>>she would send someone out right away. "Where do you live?" asked the
>>operator.  Bubba replied, "At the end of Eucalyptus Drive." The operator
>>asked, "Can you spell that for me?" After a long pause, Bubba said, "How
>>'bout I drag her over to Oak  Street and you pick her up there?"

>>Know why they raised the minimum drinking age in Georgia to 32?
>>They wanted to keep alcohol out of the high schools.

>>What do they call reruns of "Hee Haw" in Mississippi?

>>Where was the toothbrush invented? Arkansas.
>>If it were invented anywhere else, it would have been called a teethbrush.

>>Did you hear about the $3,000,000 Tennessee State Lottery?
>>The winner gets $3 a year for a million years.

>>What do a divorce in Alabama, a tornado in Kansas and a hurricane in
>>Florida have in common?
>>No matter what, somebody's fixin' to lose a trailer.

And, did you hear about the tornado that hit Alabama?  The one that left $26 
million in improvements.

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