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Great Wood South Lexicon VIII: Some angried up words

Lesson on: Lathered up, Hett up, Steamed Up, and Sopped Up
More and more I am becoming cognizant of the reality that the dialect we speak here in the Great Wooded South is special and simply must be embraced, cherished and preserved much the same as Bostonians have done with their Boston Brogue.


More and more it is becoming evident that we not only pronounce many words differently but that we actually have coined many unique words and phrases.

  • Lathered up: aggravated, ready for action, and physically hot and sweaty.

  • Hett up: has become mad, usually over time.

  • Steamed up: annoyed and about to react.

  • Steered up: angry and frustrated, usually by the intervention of others.

  • Sopped up: to soak or clean up a liquid by using a cloth, sponge, or some other hand-held absorbent material.
More local, language, lexicon enlightener's forthcoming as the need comes to our attention and I am thankful for all the help from CM readers and contributors. I am inspired and enlightened daily by CM and all those who make it such a special gathering place. Billy Joe Fudge


This story was posted on 2011-05-29 17:50:04
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