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April 2014

On Cooking Southern: Texas Meaty Beans and Coq au Vin

Southernism of the Week:  About as useful as a screen door on a submarine: A sarcastic expression implying that something or someone is not useful at all, like those signs that read “Danger Low Flying Aircraft” … or that a situation is dangerously irresponsible (like the timing of the GM ignition-switch …

On Cooking Southern: Jelly Beans, Cake, and Petit Fours

Southernism of the Week:  Well slap me silly! … and call me Susan (or Sally or Darlin’… ): An upbeat expletive related to Butter my butt and call me a biscuit! One could attribute all sorts of origins to this sort of nonsensical expletive, some of them containing sexual innuendo. But …