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Travel & Movement

THEY SAID: Close as the Runaway Scrape (TX).

WE SAY: Nearly didn't make it.
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THEY SAID: Could you carry me over there?

WE SAY: I need a ride.
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THEY SAID: Dad had to take the scenic route

WE SAY: He's lost
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THEY SAID: Dafeeda road

WE SAY: Highway on-ramp
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THEY SAID: Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out

WE SAY: I don't care if you leave or not.
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THEY SAID: Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you.

WE SAY: I don't care if you leave or not.
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THEY SAID: Ever who wants to come along, follow me (Southwest Va.)

WE SAY: Whoever wants to come along, follow me
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THEY SAID: Get a move on.

WE SAY: Get going, now!
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THEY SAID: Get your'n come on. (Northeast Georgia Mountains)

WE SAY: Gather your possessions and come along.
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THEY SAID: Go in the outside (rural Louisiana)

WE SAY: Go outside
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THEY SAID: Go piss up a rope.

WE SAY: Get lost.
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THEY SAID: Here's your hat - what's your hurry?

WE SAY: You should consider leaving now.
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THEY SAID: He's going hell bent for election (NW PA).

WE SAY: He's going very fast.
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THEY SAID: He's running like a man with a paper ass going through a forest fire.

WE SAY: He's running pretty quickly.
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THEY SAID: Home again, Flinnegan!

WE SAY: We're home!
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THEY SAID: I had to go all around Robin Hood's barn to get there.

WE SAY: The trip was unnecessarily long and involved.
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THEY SAID: I'd rather be in a thicket lookin' straight up.

WE SAY: I'd rather be anywhere else than here.
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THEY SAID: If you have a good horse, and a poor buggy you'll get someplace!

WE SAY: Don't be so concerned about what the cars looks like, check out the engine...
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THEY SAID: I'll be going on shank's mare.

WE SAY: I'll be walking
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THEY SAID: I'll be there...God willin' and the creek don't rise!

WE SAY: I'll be there if I can!
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THEY SAID: I'm going to see a man about a dog.

WE SAY: I'm not going to tell you where I'm going.
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THEY SAID: I'm going to the place.

WE SAY: I'm going home.
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THEY SAID: I'm gonna hot foot it over there.

WE SAY: I'm going to hurry over there.
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THEY SAID: I'm off like a herd of turtles.

WE SAY: Moving pretty slow.
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THEY SAID: I'm off like a prom dress.

WE SAY: I'll be on my way.
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THEY SAID: It's just kitty-corner from the drug store.

WE SAY: It is located diagonally across (the street) from the drug store. (Related terms are katty-corner, katter-corner, katterwampus, and kittywampus, from the term "cater-cornered".)
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THEY SAID: It was really "alla country"...

WE SAY: It was a rather remote location
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THEY SAID: Let's go! Lickety- split!

WE SAY: Hurry up!
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THEY SAID: Let's go up the wooden hill (Uncle Georgie Kutz)

WE SAY: Let's go up stairs
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THEY SAID: Messed up from the cookshack to the tailholt

WE SAY: Wrong from one end to the other
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THEY SAID: Over hell's half acre

WE SAY: All over the place
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THEY SAID: Over yonder

WE SAY: Direction...usually pointed to (the creek is over yonder)
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THEY SAID: Purt nigh (N.E. PA)

WE SAY: Pretty near/pretty close to
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THEY SAID: Put an egg in your shoe 'n beat it! (Chicago)

WE SAY: Get lost!
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THEY SAID: Quicker than a 3 balled jack rabbit

WE SAY: Fast
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THEY SAID: Roads were so bad that Buzzards couldn't fly over them!!!!

WE SAY: The road is in disrepair.
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THEY SAID: Rode the dog.

WE SAY: Took a Greyhound bus.
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THEY SAID: Scattered from hell to breakfast.

WE SAY: Spread out over a wide area.
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THEY SAID: She came down that road to who laid the chunck

WE SAY: She flew down here
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THEY SAID: Skygogglin.

WE SAY: A little off center. not straight !
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THEY SAID: Slower than molasses in January

WE SAY: Moving really slowly
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THEY SAID: Stop scrubbin' around on the floor

WE SAY: You should sit in a chair instead of on the floor
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THEY SAID: Tacky right around.

WE SAY: Hurry.
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THEY SAID: The road was so crooked you could see your own tail light

WE SAY: Curvy road
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THEY SAID: Turn the corner round and pull the hill up.

WE SAY: Turn the corner and go up the hill
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THEY SAID: Up, down, over yonder

WE SAY: A place that is a considerable distance from your starting point
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THEY SAID: We'll git up with you tomorrow

WE SAY: I will meet/see you tomorrow
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THEY SAID: Went round Robinhood's barn.

WE SAY: Went way out of the way.
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THEY SAID: You wanna go to town?

WE SAY: Do you want to go shopping?
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THEY SAID: You could throw a cat in any direction and not hit anyone

WE SAY: There was no one
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THEY SAID: You done run him off over on me now!

WE SAY: You have caused him to come (onto my property/into my personal space) now!
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THEY SAID: You got that shirt on "hind part before"

WE SAY: You've got your shirt on ass-backwards
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THEY SAID: You're slower than a seven year itch and a nine day scratch.

WE SAY: Get the lead out.
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