Posted on September 19th, 2011
If you were born and raised in the Ozarks you without a doubt have fond memories of your Granny, Grandpa, Ma, Pa, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and neighbors using some colorful adages from time to time to make their point.
For those of you visiting beautiful Ozark Mountain Country, we would like to share some of those phrases with the hope they will bring a smile and a chuckle to you as they do us locals.
Fair to Middlin’ (slightly above average)
He couldn’t whip his way out of a paper bag
Your eyes are bigger than your stomach
Still wet behind the ears
The squeaky hinge gets the oil
Full as a tick
Just go down the road a piece
Cold as a well digger’s hind end
Slick as a wax snake on a marble floor
Duller than a widder-woman’s ax
Slow as a seven year itch
We aren’t sure if it was the humorous sayings or remembering the smell of Ham & Beans, Cornbread, and Berry Cobbler cooking while they were conversing that brings that warm feeling of family back every time we read these!