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Friday, June 14, 2013

Hotter than All Get-Out

If you've never spent extended periods of time in a library, you might be surprised to find that the temperature can be quite cool. In order to keep the books at their optimum condition, librarians keep the temperature at a nippy mean. Step outside these days though, and you will thaw in an instant. Summer is one week away (June 21) and Mississippi has never been one to skimp or shrink from giving her all when it comes to weather. Just how hot is it? Here's a selection of idioms, similes, and various other nuggety warm phrases to give you a better idea.

Do you have a favorite colloquialism to describe Mississippi's pounding heat? Let us know!

Sommer, Elyse and Mike. ... As One Mad With Wine and Other Similes. Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 1991. p. 198-200.
Cassidy, Frederic G., ed. Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume II Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1991. p. 244
Hendrickson, Robert. Whistlin' Dixie: A Dictionary of Southern Expressions. New York: Facts on File, 1993. p. 132-133.

1 comment:

  1. I believe Hotter than Dutch love will be my choice this summer.


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