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Translation Tuesday: Well, Butter My Butt…

May 27, 2014

Truth. In the nearly fifteen years that I have lived down here I have heard this phrase used exactly three times. It rarely refers to actual biscuits (which I happen to love). So it may not be the most common southern slang, but it is a whole heck of a  lot of fun: Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

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The phrase is a long-winded and dramatic way of saying “Well, I’ll be” or “I’ll be darned.” It usually indicates “surprise.” For example: “Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit, look whose here!” or “Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit, Steve finally graduated from school!”

 

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