The following are my definitions of the words and phrases I mentioned in a previous post. So when my novel After The Dance hits the shelves in April of 2008, don't forget you already have a reference guide here at the Old School Mix (smile).
1) bourgie: a less than flattering way of describing the middle-class; derives from the word "bourgeois."
2) chillren / chilluns: children
3) Christmas gift: a friendly Christmas greeting, like "Merry Christmas." The hubby swore only the old folks in my family used this particular expression until I showed him this reference in the Dictionary of American Regional English.
4) deef: deaf
5) haint: a ghost
6) hainty / haintey: stuck-up; haughty; uppitty
7) hey: hi; hello; how are you?
8) holped: helped (a couple of weeks ago, the hubby came home all excited about an NPR program he'd heard in which the word "holped" was actually discussed **LOL**)
9) knee baby: the next to the last child
10) main / mane: how many Black males in Memphis commonly pronounce the word "man"; this was one of the few things Brewer got right in the movie "Hustle & Flow."
11) mama 'nem: mama and them; one's relatives
12) mannish: a boy who isn't yet an adult, but who acts like one
13) roguish: bad; mischievous
14) sadiddy / saditty: stuck-up; self-righteous; arrogant
15) scound-bugga: a soundrel
16) sho' nuff: sure enough; also this is quite frequently used as a question or a version of the word "really" (Sho'nuff, girl?)
17) slobbed: slobbered
18) Sunday week: To be honest, I still don't know what this means (LOL). It refers to either this coming Sunday or the next.
19) trifling: shiftless; lazy; shady; no good
20) you (s) a tale/tail: you're a liar; you're lying
I appreciate all those who commented on the previous post. You all aren't as bourgie and sadiddy as I thought you were (smile). Seriously, thanks for sharing. I even learned a couple of new words and as we all know knowledge is truly power.