Older slang, used in cold weather to place emphasis on how extremely cold it is outdoors.
Damn, it's colder than a well-digger's ass!
A small, underdeveloped person, most often male. A "90 pound weakling."
Adj. - shrimpy
That kid is a shrimp - you could take him with one hand tied behind your back.
Primitive humans which lived throughout much of Europe, but particulary in France, and Germany. The term "Neanderthal," derives from the Neanderthal Valley in Germany, where the first fossils were found. Anatomically, they differed from their chief competitors, Cro-Magnon man in that they tended to be more squat, with thicker bones, and brow ridges. They existed through hunter-gathering activities, as did the Cro-Magnon, but seem to have been less technologically innovative, a quality which may have contributed to their ultimate demise.
How many Neanderthals died in encounters with wooly mammoths is anyone's guess.
An allusion to being corporally punished, where the victim would be sent to the woodshed to await his punisher. The woodshed was a popular location, because it was remote from the rest of the family, and there was abundant material there for fashioning a paddle or a switch.
Get to the woodshed boy - your pa is gonna tan your hide
when he gets home from the mill.
Slabs of meat taken specifically from the sides of a pig, practically a staple in the deep south. May be smoked and cured, in which case it becomes known as bacon, or salted, in which case it is known as salt pork. Sometimes referred to as "side pork," as well, it is an indispensable ingredient for the southern dish of boiled greens.
"Side meat" was mentioned numerous times in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," a story of an Oklahoma family who left home during the Dustbowl years to work in the fruit picking industry in California.
Fry up that side meat, ma - I'm starvin'!
An interracial couple, one caucasian, and one black.
Steve was a bigot, and when atall black man and tiny white woman passed, holding hands, he frowned and muttered "salt and pepper."
Inflammation of the sebaceous gland of they eyelid. Folklore held that one got a sty from urinating upon a public roadway.
My brother was always getting a sty on one or the other of his eyes, but he swore he never peed along the roadside when he was walking home from school.