Another friend told me she'd heard: "ran the GAMBIT, rather than run the GAMUT"!
"THINGS I LEARNED GROWING UP IN THE SOUTH" (See below) is a posting from a Facebook friend Carol Ann Robinson (the "Ann" is to distinguish her from another friend Carol Jo Robinson) but I told her that I have heard some of the same things here in FAY-YETTE County:
FIXINTO which means that one is getting ready to perform a task
ONCED and TWICED which are the same as ONCE and TWICE to other people
FORWARDS and BACKWARDS which means one knows a person quite well
JEET is actually a question meaning "Did you eat?"
THINGS I LEARNED GROWING UP IN THE SOUTH
1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
2. There are 5,000 kinds of snakes and 4,998 live in the South.
3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in the South, plus a couple no one's seen before.
4. If it grows, it'll stick ya; if it crawls, it'll bite cha.
5. Onced and twiced are words.
6. It is not a shopping cart, it's a buggy.
7. "Jawl-P?" means, "Did you go to the bathroom?"
8. People actually grow, eat and like okra.
9. Fiixinto is one word; it means I'm going to do that.
10. There is no such thing as lunch. There is only breakfast, dinner and supper.
11. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two.
12. We do like a little tea with our sugar. It's referred to as the wine of the South.
13. Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.
14. The word "jeet" is actually a question meaning "Did you eat?"
15. You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is; you work until it's done
or it's too dark to see.
16. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.
17. Ya'll is singular; all ya'll is plural.
18. All the festivals are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.
19. You carry jumper cables in your car--for your OWN car.
20. You only own 5 spices: salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup, and Tabasco.
21. Everyone you meet is Honey, Sugar, Miss (first name) and Mr. (first name).
22. The local papers carry national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local
high school sports, motor sports, and gossip.
23. You think that the first day of hunting season is a national holiday.
24. You know what a hissy fit is.
25. Fried catfish is the "other" white meat.
26. We don't need no danged Driver's Ed. If Mama says we can drive, we can drive!
27. You understand these and forward them to your Southern friends and those who just wish they
were from the South.