Posted by ESC on January 28, 2006
Phrases I've collected recently:
ALL THAT AND A BAG OF GRIPPO'S - He thinks he's special. African American teen, Kentucky, Variation of "and a bag of chips." January 2006. Grippo's potato chip site at http://www.grippos.com/store/shop/category.asp?catid=4 Accessed January 28, 2006.
ATE UP LIKE A SOUP SANDWICH - Army expression. "Ate up" is messed up. Army man in his 40s, Tenn., January 2006.
COWBOY BURGER - Cowboy burger (with mustard), sissy burger (with mayo) and Yankee burger (catsup). Texan, 40s, relating phrases from a documentary. (Maybe: "Hamburger America" by George Motz?)
HIS ROOT DIRECTORY IS F*CKED UP - A teenaged girl speaking about a troubled and dangerous classmate: "Marko's not like the rest of us, Okay? We're soft. American. Marko grew up in a war zone. His root directory is f*cked up." From "Turning Angel" by Greg Iles (Scribner, New York, N.Y., 2005) Page 130.
RAINING CATS AND MULE PUPPIES - Heavy rain. Kansas, Mo., native, African American man in his 20s. Pigeon Forge, Tenn. January 2006.
SOME PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE FAT MEAT'S GREASY - Skepticism to the extreme. Doesn't believe what is obvious. Tennessee, African American man in his 20s. Pigeon Forge, Tenn. January 2006.
WORST VICE IS ADVICE - "My mama always told me the worst vice is AD-vice." ." From "Turning Angel" by Greg Iles (Scribner, New York, N.Y., 2005) Page 144.