Understanding Mississippi Sayings and Their Origins

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As slow as molasses in a Mississippi snow.

Faster than a junebug in July.

Busy as a one-armed paperhanger with the hives.

If the creek don’t rise and the good Lord’s willin’.

I’m finer than frog hair split four ways.

It’s hotter than a two-dollar pistol.

Not my first rodeo down the Mississippi.

We’re living in high cotton.

Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

He’s as crazy as a loon on the loose in Mississippi.

She could start a fight in an empty house.

That boy?s about as sharp as a bowling ball.

He’s madder than a wet hen.

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

She?s so stuck up, she?d drown in a rainstorm.

She’s as happy as a dead pig in sunshine.

That’s about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

Sweating like a sinner in church.

Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Can’t never could.

He could eat corn through a picket fence.

Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.

Can’t see the woods for the trees.

Full as a tick at a blood buffet.

Mississippi isn’t just a state, it’s a state of mind.

Just as the Mississippi River always flows south, so does the kindness in our hearts.

You’ve got more twists than the Mississippi River.

Sweeter than sweet tea on a hot Mississippi afternoon.

Just rollin’ along like the Mississippi.

If you’ve never seen a Mississippi sunset, you’ve never seen a masterpiece.

Honey, I’m as southern as the Mississippi is long.

Her mystery runs as deep as the Mississippi.

Slow as molasses but steady as the Mississippi.

Be like the Mississippi, always moving and always finding a way around.

It ain’t as sticky as a Mississippi summer.

My roots run as deep as the Mississippi mud.

Our love’s as wide as the Mississippi river.

Right at home as a catfish in the Mississippi.

Can’t stop talking about the Mississippi, like a songbird can’t stop singing.

Mississippi has its own rhythm, like a blues song you can?t forget.

Hotter than a Mississippi summer.

As unpredictable as a bend in the Mississippi.

Life is as muddy as Mississippi, but it’s also as beautiful.

I am a Mississippi mama. Don’t make me activate my crazy.

Madder than a wet hen in Mississippi.

This is slower than molasses in a Mississippi winter.

He’s got enough mouth for two sets of teeth, bless his heart.

We’re living in high cotton in Mississippi.

Tougher than a one-eared alley cat from Mississippi.

Crazier than a Mississippi squirrel during nut season.

Mississippi heat will make you wish for sweet tea and a porch swing.

We don?t just walk in Mississippi, we stroll.

As unpredictable as a Mississippi riverboat gambler.

Let’s get down to brass tacks, like we do in Mississippi.

That’s as about as clear as mud in the Mississippi River.

As sweet as Mississippi honey.

She could charm the skin off a snake, that Mississippi girl.

Just about as useless as a screen door on a submarine, if you ask me.

Full as a tick on a Mississippi hound dog.

He?s running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

Why, that’s as useful as a chocolate teapot.

So quiet, you can heïr a pin drop in the Mississippi mud.

Slicker than a peeled onion.

Let’s get this show on the road, as we say in Mississippi.

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