Hickphonics is listed as Southern slang, or Hickponics. As a language, is taught in all southern schools. Here are excerpts from the Hickphonic English dictionary:

  • HEIDI – noun. Greeting.
  • HIRE YEW – Complete sentence. Remainder of greeting.
    Usage: Heidi. Hire yew.
    (Hi how are you).
  • BARD – verb. Past tense of the infinitive to borrow.
  • Usage: My brother bard my pickup truck.
    (My brother borrowed my pickup truck.)
  • JAWJUH – noun. A state just north of Florida. Capital is Hot-lanta.
    Usage: my brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck.
    (My brother from Georgia borrowed my pick up truck).
  • MUNTS – noun. A calendar division.
    Usage: my brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I ain’t herd from him in munts.
    (My brother from Georgia borrowed my pickup truck and I haven’t heard from him in months.)
  • FAR – noun. A conflagration.
    Usage: If my brother from Jawjuh don’t change the orll in my pickup truck, that things gonna catch far.
    (If my brother from Georgia doesn’t change the oil in my pickup truck, that thing is going to catch fire.)
  • BAHS – noun. A supervisor.
    Usage: If you don’t stop reading these southern words and git back to work, your bahs is gonna far you.
    (If you don’t stop reading these southern words and get back to work, your boss is going to fire you.)
  • TIRE – noun. A tall monument.
    Usage: Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I sure do hope to see that Eiffel Tire in Paris sometime.
    (Lord willing and the creek doesn’t flood, I sure hope to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris sometime.)
  • RETARD – Verb. To stop working. Usage:
    My grampaw retard at sixsee farve.
    (My grandfather retired at 65).
  • TARRED – adverb. Exhausted.
    Usage: I just flew in from Hot-lanta, and boy ma arms are tarred.
    (I just flew in from Atlanta, and boy my arms are tired.)
  • RATS – noun. Entitled power or privilege.
    Usage: We southerners arr willin to fat for arr rats.
    (We southerners are willing to fight for our rights.)
  • FARN – adjective. Not local.
    Usage: I cuddint unnerstand a wurd he sed.muss be from some farn country.
    (I couldn’t understand a word he said. Must be from some foreign country.)
  • DID – adjective. Not alive.
    Usage: He’s did, Jim.
    (He’s dead Jim.)