HOLD YOUR TATER — Slow down, wait a minute. “Just hold your tater.” Tater meaning potato. Maybe little kids were given a roasted potato to stave off hunger until the meal was ready.
FLY MAD – Get angry suddenly. “I didn’t expect her to fly mad over that.” Maybe this expression is related to “madder than a wet hen.” A mad hen tends to fly around and flap her wings.
SPLITTING THE MUD – Running fast.
CUTTING A RUSTY — Getting angry and throwing a fit.
9 thoughts on “Sayings I Have Only Heard In West Virginia”
Those are quite funny 🙂
Haha…splitting the mud. I like that one
When I was in High School, it meant something entirely different… 😈
Here’s an old one – “Mussin”
Short for “must not” or “don’t do that”.
i live in west virginia and we dont use any of those!! ya’ll r pathetic
I’m from WV too and I’ve never heard a single one of those…ever.
Nope we don’t use this you all
i’m from the hills in west virgina and now live in memphis they are so much more counrty in west virgina then anywhere i have ever been in the south. if u want real southern hospitality thats the place to vist. anyways i would here my mom say that i was “only knee high to a billy goat” or “worsh my cloths” or “today is a dog day” that means it hasn’t rained in awhile and only the dogs should go in the creek. there are many more that i have heard and prolly just think they r normal. when i say i’m from the hills i mean it. i’ve seen many place and people around the country and NOBODY i’ve ever met is as country and redneck as them. i worked in the local bar and we had more room to tie your horses up outside then trucks. a cable company never would bring cable to us til 2004. the peoplle in west virgina are the most kindest big hearted people i know thats america!!!
I’m from southern Wv and I’ve heard and frequently use “fly mad”.
And I’m also pretty sure that I’ve heard “splitting the mud”.
I don’t think I’ve heard the other 2 but I know there are more messed up sayings that we have than just those!
I wish I could think of some, but I can’t right off the top of my head.