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Little Rock, Arkansas educators, after learning that Oakland, California educators have started classes teaching ethnic slang, decided there is also a need to designate southern slang as a geographic language. Ergo, "Hickphonics" -- Here is a sampling from the new Arkansas Hickphonics dictionary now being compiled:

1. HEIDI - noun. greeting.

2. HIRE YEW - complete sentence. remainder of greeting. Usage: "Heidi, hire yew?"

3. BARD - verb. past tense of "to borrow". Usage: "My brother bard my pickup truck."

4. JAWJUH - noun. a state just north of Florida. Capital is Lanna. Usage:"My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck."

5. BAMMER - noun. state just west of Jawjuh. Usage: "A tornader went thru bammer 'n left $20 million in improvements."

6. MUNTS - noun. a calendar division. Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck and I ain't herd from him in munts."

7. THANK - verb. ability to cognitively process. Usage: "Ah thank ah'll have a bare."

8. BARE - noun. an alcoholic beverage. Usage: "Ah thank ah'll have a bare."
9. IGNERT - adjective. not smart. see "Arkansas native". Usage: "Some of those Bammer boys sure are ignert."

10. RANCH - noun. a tool used for tight'nin' bolts. Usage: "I thank I left my ranch in the back of my pickup truck that my brother from Jawjuh bard a few munts ago."

11. ALL - noun. a petroleum-based product. Usage: "I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup truck."

12. FAR - noun. a conflagration. Usage: "If my brother from Jawjuh don't change the all in the pickup truck he bard, that thangs gonna catch far."

13. TAR - noun. a rubber wheel. Usage: "I hope my brother from Jawjuh don' git a flat tar in my pickup truck."

14. TARRED - adverb. Exhausted. Usage: "I just flew in from Lanna, and boy are my arms tarred."

15. FARN - adjective. not from here. Usage: "I can't unnerstant a wurd he sed. He must be from sum farn cuntry." 16. DID - adjective. not alive. Usage: "He ain't breathin.' Must be did."

17. EAR - noun. a colorless gas (except in LA. Usage: "I'm gonna go outside fer some fresh ear!"

18. BOB WAR - noun. a sharp twisted cable. Usage: "Stay away from that bob war fence."

19. JEW HERE - noun and verb contraction. Usage: "Jew here that my brother from Jawjuh got a job with that bob war fence company?"

20. HAZE - a contraction. Usage: "Is Bubba smart? Nah, haze ignert.

21. SEED - verb. past tense of see.

22. VIEW - contraction: verb and pronoun. Usage: "I ain't never seed New York City...view?"

23. GUMMIT - noun. a bureaucratic state or federal institution. Usage: "them gummit boys sure are ignert."

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