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I've always said Southern is a state of mind...I'm not from the deep South but I'm from below the Mason Dixon and I have way more in common with the Belles than any yank ;)
Dearheart, raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock, meaner'n hell, sweating like a whore in church, never saw the back of a hand, go around your ass to get to your elbow, don't make a lick of sense, dumb as a doornail, lie like a rug, Lord love a duck, colder'n a witch's titty, rode hard and hung up dry, don't have a pot to piss in, dumber'n a bag of bricks, busy as a cat on a hot tin roof, fly off the handle, no axe to grind, in high cotton, too big for your britches, spring chicken...
The second half is pretty great with all the slang terms we use. Goodness knows I'll need this is we end up in yankee land