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If I Had My Druthers - 12 Phrases Only Southerners Use - Southernliving. “Druthers” roughly translates to “I would rather,” meaning, “If had things my way…” The phrase is celebrated in song in the hilarious, Southern-inspired Broadway musical Li’l Abner, in which the title character sings “If I had my druthers, I'd druther have my druthers than anything else I know.” And really, wouldn’t we all druther have our druthers?

24 Phrases Only Southerners Use

If I Had My Druthers - 12 Phrases Only Southerners Use - Southernliving. “Druthers” roughly translates to “I would rather,” meaning, “If had things my way…” The phrase is celebrated in song in the hilarious, Southern-inspired Broadway musical Li’l Abner, in which the title character sings “If I had my druthers, I'd druther have my druthers than anything else I know.” And really, wouldn’t we all druther have our druthers?

... this one speaks for itself too, except I always add to the end of it ... "in winter."  : )

... this one speaks for itself too, except I always add to the end of it ... "in winter." : )

Just a cotton pickin' minute! One of my favorite #Southernisms. And, yes, I have picked cotton-- wasn't particularly fun in the hot Georgia sun, but my mawmaw said it was good for the soul.

Just a cotton pickin' minute! One of my favorite #Southernisms. And, yes, I have picked cotton-- wasn't particularly fun in the hot Georgia sun, but my mawmaw said it was good for the soul.

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