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Translation Tuesday: Slower Than Molasses

February 11, 2014

This one is actually a phrase I don’t use that often, but other people around me have used.

“Good Lord, that child is slower than molasses some mornings.”

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

 

Molasses, for those of you that don’t know, is a super thick type of syrup that is used down here a lot. And since it is so thick (and sticky) it pours really slowly. Really, really, really slowly.

So, as slow as molasses just is another fun southern colloquialism to say someone (or something) is moving very slowly. This is often how I describe the morning commute. Or, the reimbursement process at work… slow as molasses!

 

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