We basically have our own language here in the South, and most Yankees don't quite.... understand it. And that's ok with us, because wherever you go in the southern United States, there are certain sayings that everyone knows what the Sam Hill you're talking about! (see...)

One Country has put together a list of words and expressions that we southerners substitute for cuss words, and they are completely awesome! We have all used these at one time or another, or your mom has, or your grandma. They are quintessentially southern, and we proudly bring them to you. Some of my favorites are below, but be sure to pass this along to your Yankee friends, y'all.


  • Dang It
  • Dagnabbit
  • Dadgummit
  • Crud
  • Crapola
  • Holy Moly
  • Holy Guacamole
  • Shut the Front Door!
  • Mother Trucker
  • H-E- double hockey sticks
  • What on Earth?
  • Son of a Biscuit
  • Son of a Motherless Goat
  • Cotton Pickin'
  • Shut Your Pie Hole
  • Crimeney
  • Kiss My Grits!