May-24th-2003, 10:32 PM
Local Expressions/Colloquialisms Personified
Here's a thread dedicated to colloquialisms.
List your favorites or tell us what a given saying in your region means.
[Personally, I'd like to understand the various British meanings to words and phrases (and origins) we Yanks just don't get.]
Is there a regional expression in your area of the US that is unique or even simular to colloquialisms throughout the Nation?
OR give us an understanding of the origin of these pithy sayings and expressions.
It's etymology run amok.
BTW...idioms, figures of speech and hyperbole are MORE than welcome ;-)