Tag Archives: Slang

The Best of RSM: Southern Cussemisms

First of all, apologies for the lack of posts over the last two days. It’s been a busy time for all of our contributors. I’d like to say the distractions involved defending a young lady’s honor, a four-barrel carburetor or a quality batch of home brew, but that just isn’t the case. (However, it did […]

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Twanglish Lesson: Mama

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to master the finer points of the Official Language of the South. Remember, it’s not English, it’s Twanglish.

In the scholarly study of Twanglish, one will sometimes encounter words which appear to be no different than the corresponding words in English.

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Twanglish Lesson: Southern Cussemisms

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to the finer points of the official Southern Language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

In keeping with our de facto theme for the week, today we take a look at those uniquely Southern euphemisms for cuss words. We call them “cussemisms.”

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Twanglish Lesson: Civil War Slang

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to mastering the finer points of the Southern Language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

In keeping with our theme for the week, we’re breaking from the usual structure of our Twanglish Lesson. Today, we’re bringing you a collection of slang and colloquial terms that were common during the Civil War.

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