11 Phrases That Will Make You Swear Tennesseans Have Their Own Language

Every region of the country has its own dialect, its own quirky way of speaking. Tennessee, of course, is no different. We decided to speak with a couple of locals (I promise – no transplant speak here!), and their resounding response is echoed below – this is Tennessee, folks. Straight from the mouths of true southern souls, we’ve found 11 phrases or words that sound downright strange if you’re anywhere else in the country. But if you’re in the Volunteer State? You fit right in!

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PS: If you happen to be in Middle Tennessee this September, you won’t want to miss the Nashville Taco Festival!