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conquibus

Italian Central and Southern Italy, Italy

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

The word "conquibus" indicates an amount of money needed for something.

"Hai portato il conquibus?"

"Did you bring the money with you?"





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the devil's beating his wife

English Southern States, United States

Expression USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

A phrase that means 'it is raining while not overcast, so the sun is still visible, and it is bright outside despite the rain'.

"Take a look out the window and tell me what the weather's like." "The devil's beating his wife." "Hopefully it'll clear up soon; I forgot my umbrella."





A chi appartieni?*

* Who do you belong to?

Italian In the South, Italy

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

Question any elder Southern Italian asks when meeting someone younger than them for the first time in order to know which family they belong to and/or who their parents and grandparents are.

“Giovanotto, a chi appartieni?” “Sono figlio del dottor Rossi.”

“Who do you belong to, young boy?” “I’m dr. Rossi’s son.”


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bum fuck Egypt

English | Southern English South, United States

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People

In the middle of nowhere.

“Man, this place is really in BFE.”


Confirmed by 7 people




vai catar coquinho*

* go pick up little coconuts

Portuguese South, Brazil

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

When you are tired of someone bothering you, you say it to shoo them away, a way of saying “leave me alone and go do something else”

*after someone can’t stop talking or bothering you* “Ah! Vai catar coquinho e me deixa em paz!“

“Ah! Go pick up little coconuts and leave me in peace!”


Confirmed by 2 people




butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

English The South, United States

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Older Generations

"I can't believe it!" or "oh my goodness!"

"They're getting a new manager to lead bingo at the senior center!" "Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!"


Confirmed by 11 people




bun

English Southern England, United Kingdom

Slang USED On Occasion BY Young People

(v.) Used when displaying a displeasure to a certain idea or thought.

"Do you want to go to the gym later?" "Nah, bun that!"


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fixin' to

English | Southern US Southern US, United States

Slang USED Very frequently BY Older Generations

Fixin' to (Fixing to) means 'about to' or 'going to' in the near future.

"Have you taken out the trash yet?" "I'm fixin' to."


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y'all

English Southern States, United States

Slang USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

A contraction of 'you all', most often used as a second-person plural pronoun. It can also be used as an interjection to direct an emotion towards a small group of people as a reaction, or to attract attention. As an interjection, it is most commonly used either in anger or appreciation with a difference in inflection and tone to reflect this.

"Y'all are acting silly"


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custoso*

* costly, irksome

Portuguese Southwest, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(adj.) It refers to a difficult person, someone who gives you a hard time or is high-maintenance. It's often used to refer to bratty, spoiled children.

"Mas que menino custoso!"

"What an irksome boy!"





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imagina*

* imagine

Portuguese Southwest, Brazil

Interjection USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) It is equivalent to "not at all", being used as a polite yet informal answer to "thank you". It expresses that the other person should not even imagine giving thanks because it was a no-brainer or an easy task.

"Obrigado pela carona!" "Imagina! Foi um prazer!"

"Thanks for the ride!" "Imagine! It was a pleasure!"


Confirmed by 2 people