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Victoria Cottle

Wanna Speak Like A Greenvillian?

If you’ve seen that type of face before – or you have felt that face form as your own expression when you’ve heard others talk in our area, this article might be for you ?

Ladies and gents, we’re talking about idioms. Not idiots…..idioms. Oh come on now, I know for a fact you’re thinking about idiots.

Vocab lesson – an idiom is an expression such as “it’s raining cats and dogs”. I would hope to the heavens above that it isn’t physically raining cats and dogs because that would be a horrendous mess to clean up – but you understand now right?

With that said, here are idioms that many of us say in our Greenville surroundings, so that others who have moved to this area might have a better understanding on what they’re hearing ?

Y’all – I KNOW you’ve heard this one. It’s a combination of you and all, if you haven’t figured that out yet, but it’s just so easy to say. 

Might Could – means “that could be a possibility but I don’t have enough information right now to decide.” 

Bless Your Heart – Nope, we’re not referring to your cardiovascular health. Sometimes it’s an expression of deepest sympathy, concern and compassion. And sometimes, well, sometimes it’s the most cutting thing a South Carolinian can say.

Cackalacky – Oh this is our catch phrase! We say this when something goofy happens.

Butter my butt and call me a biscuit! – One of my favorites! Simply means – Oh My!

Don’t borrow trouble – Simply means keep your mouth shut!

I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck – I wasn’t born yesterday!

Her cornbread ain’t done in the middle – She’s not too sharp

There are so many others idioms for our area – but this gives you a good idea that you aren’t crazy, and that we do in fact speak a different language around here sometimes! Y’all take care now, ya hear?

Thinking of buying a home in Greenville or our surrounding areas? I’d love to chat with you! We’ll find your dream home – together! Sellers – don’t forget to contact me in regards to selling your home too! My email is thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com, and my direct phone is (864) 275-3953.

So What’s Happening In Greenville Anyway?

Wondered what’s going on in our area? Here’s a sneak peek!

Say What Poetry Open Mic | Sun., July 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Coffee Underground, 1 E. Coffee St. | $10 | Grab a coffee + a seat for this night full of spoken word by local poets. ☕

Spartan Workout and Obstacle Coaching | Sat., July 16 | 10-11 a.m. | MOTIVE School of Movement, 10 Webb Rd., Unit 100 | $10 | Start the morning with a workout and warm up before moving to obstacles like monkey bars + the spear throw — be sure to complete the waiver before attending. 

The Greenville Literacy Association, a nonprofit providing adult education, is holding its Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale from Fri., Aug. 12-Sun., 14. GLA is accepting book donations + looking for volunteers to help with the sale. Book your spot here

The Atlanta Braves have added Greenville + Spartanburg to their World Champions Trophy Tour this fall. Snap pictures with the trophy Thurs., Sept. 1 at The Home Depot (79 Woodruff Industrial Ln., Greenville) from 10:30-1:30 p.m. and Academy Sports (100 Peachwood Centre Dr., Spartanburg) from 4-7 p.m. ? (WSPA)

About Victoria

 People are on the move and I am ready to help you buy or sell in the Greenville area. Please contact Victoria Cottle by email thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com or call (864) 275-3953 for your real estate needs in the Upstate of South Carolina! You can also always follow me on Facebook!

Victoria Cottle is a Realtor® in the Greenville South Carolina area and if you, a friend, or a family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

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