We're an odd group here in the Ozarks. Many of our sayings come from Olde Country, for our family that is English/Irish/Scottish. We use the Queen's English and don't even know it when we are asked how we feel. "Fair to middlin" is the response, meaning not at my best. I've heard it since I was knee high to a grasshopper, said it before I knew what it meant and stored it to memory so that I can say it to my grandchildren. Along with down yonder, fixin' to and tump over, they are absorbing the lingo into their pores. In time it will become a part of who they are, define them as the region to which they "belong." You may spend a few of your young adult years running in the opposite direction of who you are, but in time we all return!
What are some of the funny expressions where you live?