Today, while preparing vegetables for the week, putting conversation hearts in the little special bowl from great Aunt Alice, and toasting/chopping hazelnuts, Chris provided non-stop entertainment by reading "The Funniest Slang Term from Every State". I had to interrupt him halfway through and tell him "all right already, what about the term from Kansas?" To which he replied "I'm getting there, hold your horses". Which, by the way, was not identified as the slang term from any state.
After a thorough rundown of the terms from Nebraska, North Dakota, and Missouri, he was finally ready to read the term from Kansas.
Me: born ready.
Chris: the term from Kansas is ... "shucky darn, an exclamation of awe, wonder, or frustration"
To which I replied ... "huh? You've go to be kidding me". I have never actually heard that term come out of the mouth of anyone, except maybe in an old episode of Andy Griffith, which would make it the slang term for North Carolina. If memory serves me correctly.
I know a four letter word that starts with F this is definitely used more often than shucky darn to express awe, wonder, frustration, joy, sadness, irritation, jubilation, rage, happiness, and many more states of emotion that are far to numerous to cover here. But no none asked for my input when they were putting the list together. Clearly.
Other Sunday business involved trying to decide between a gin and tonic with grapefruit and St. Germaine or a classic gin and tonic with lime.
I decided on a classic gin and tonic with a splash of St. Germaine. Anything can be improved with a splash of St. Germaine.
Just another typical Sunday at Tall Tales Headquarters. Oh, If you want to read the slang term from your state, you can do so here. Do let us know if you use it regularly.