Talk Southern to Me: What Does Tump Mean?

In the South you’ll hear a lot of phrases and words that might be foreign to you if you’re not from here, and this is the next installment of Herd Management’s Talk Southern to Me series. Read up on these posts to better understand what Southerners are saying, and learn to speak our language! Today we will be defining the word Tump. Tump is one of those words that, despite having an excellent college-prep education and an English degree, I didn’t truly realize was Southern-specific, even though I’ve known from a young age that it’s not a word one would find in the dictionary. Tump can be used in a wide manner of circumstances and is a word you’ll hear people all across the spectrum of Southern society use. To catch up on previous episodes of Talk Southern to Me read these posts and increase your understanding of Southernese. You might even feel a little more Southern after reading them, and start craving greens and Bourbon Pecan Pie. Just sayin’. Visit us over on the Herd Management Facebook Page and tell us what’s going on in your world! We’re always up for a good story or tips on how to…

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What Does Het Up Mean? On Talk Southern to Me

So you’ve heard a Southerner say it, and you need to know! What does Het Up mean, exactly? So you’ve heard a Southerner say it, and you need to know! What does Het Up mean, exactly? Generally “het up” will be used in the same situations that “worked up” or “riled up” would also be fitting, and it generally just depends on the speaker’s background and choice in using it. Upon further researching I’ve seen where “het up” is actually used in other rural places in the USA, but it’s typically thought of as a “Southernism” and it’s roots can be traced to the Scots. Being that there is a heavy, HEAVY Scottish influence in the American South due to those that settled Here, it makes perfect sense. Be sure to use “het up” in a conversation this week and get comfortable with it! You’re sure to attract someone’s attention, whether they’re a Southerner who appreciates our linguistic roots or someone that’s NOT from here who will want to know what you meant in saying it. It’s a chance for you to spread the gospel of Southern speech, and that’s not something to pass up! For past episodes of Talk…

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“What Does Mash Mean?” on Talk Southern to Me

Ever heard a Southerner say “mash that button… no THAT one… MASH IT HARDER!” or something along those lines? If you’re not from Here, you probably screwed up your face in confusion. I can promise you that you’re not the only one who’s wondered! Mash is used around here so frequently and totally that it’s one of those words that’s Southern-specific. So what DOES mash mean!? For the most part if you Of course, being that Moonshine is made with serious passion in the South, and mash is a term for the mixture of ingredients combined to make Moonshine through fermentation, understanding the meaning of the word “mash” is totally based on the context of the conversation. Now you could mash up the ingredients used to make mash…. but let’s not get carried away. If you can’t get ahold of REAL, homemade White Lightening I highly suggest you check out the Ole Smoky Mountain Distillery Moonshine selection! It’s good stuff, and I’m not being paid to say that. Try the Apple Pie variety and thank me later. Use Mash in a sentence this week and feel the satisfaction of feeling the visceral description of the action it describes. Join us…

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