Five Phrases Every Sedalian Knows
There's something unique about our little corner of the world. There's a certain way of life that I guess I'd refer to as "Sedalia Weird". Maybe it's something in the water.
Anyway, I'm sure these are all slang phrases you've heard, or even used yourself.
1. "You can't swing a dead cat without hitting somebody out here!"
I know this was something my Mom would say All. The. Time. Pretty much every time we went out to Wal-Mart, somebody's swingin' a dead cat.
2. "I am plumb wore out."
I've caught myself saying this. I'm not sure what "plumb" means in this context, but it's just one of those things we all know.
3. "You can't cut the mustard, but you can sure lick the jar."
Grandma used to say this. Usually it was when I was trying to learn a physical activity in front of her house on South Carr. Rollerskating, bike riding, walking... I couldn't cut the mustard, but I could lick the jar, alright.
4. "Concentrate, don't just go everywhichaway."
I tried, I really did! I just kept... going everywhichaway.
5. "What's wrong with you, you look peaked."
Peak-ed. Not peaked, like you peaked too early. Peak-ed, like a guy named Edward.
What would you add to the list?