The Nation: A Glossary from Cot-tuh Country

Even if he quits dropping his post-vocalic rs, Jimmy Cot-tuh is likely to confuse Northerners from time to time—that is, from tahm to tahm—and increase other regions' interest in Southern lingo. Thus, in the spirit of both fun and information, TAHM offers this glossary of key words, by no means all Car-terese. Some are authentically South Georgian and others from different parts of the Deep South, some upper-class and others not:

can-dit: what Cot-tuh is.

Prez-det: what he hopes to be.

Watt House: where the Prez-det lives.

min-strayshen: what the Prez-det leads.

pah-ty: a political...

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