If you are looking for some funny Southern words or sayings, then you are in the right place. The South is a big place and Southern people have an interesting way with words and a humor all their own.
The United States Census Bureau defines the South as the sixteen south Atlantic, east south central and west south central states of the United States. These three divisions include the states of:
The South is also called the American South, Down South, or Dixie. One feature of the South is the Bible Belt, which has mostly Protestant Christians who are socially conservative and evangelical. Religion is a major part of the culture of the South. The largest denomination is Baptist, followed by Methodist.
Let's look at a few funny Southern words before we look at funny sayings. Pretty much any Southern male can be called Bubba or Junior. Your bottom or rear end is referred to as your "hiney." The word "said" is pronounced "sed", "roots" are pronounced "ruts", and the word for "ought" is "ort." "Duttin" means doesn't or to be sure, "ain't" is another way of saying are not, and "y'all" is short for you all.
Following are some funny words that portray a special kind of wisdom only found in the South. Some of them are not laugh out loud funny but are pretty interesting.
The next set of funny sayings don't need an explanation. They are either words to live by, insults for people, or just colorful exclamations.
Rednecks are predominantly farmers and other outdoor workers who live in the South. Southern sayings and redneck sayings are often the same or very similar.
Here are some funny redneck sayings to go with your funny Southern words and phrases:
Some comedians say that one way to know you're a redneck is if you think the last words to The Star Spangled Banner are "Gentlemen, start your engines."