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Re: Whistlin' Dixie

Posted by Tom on August 17, 2000

In Reply to: Whistlin' Dixie posted by ESC on August 17, 2000

: : does any one know what " just ain't whistling dixie" means?

: YOU AIN'T JUST WHISTLIN' DIXIE -- "You're not just talking or making small talk, you're saying something important, worthwhile. 'Dixie' refers to the popular song." From "Whistlin' Dixie: A Dictionary of Southern Expressions" by Robert Hendrickson (Pocket Books, New York, 1993).

and Dixie(s) refers to Southerners who, before there was a national currency, often carried around $10 dollar notes from the souths strongest bank, bank of New Orleans' Dix (French) note