Saturday, March 7, 2009

Smack Me A Somerset

A lot of people asked me about the phrase "Smack Me A Somerset" that I used in my honey mustard post. Being one who doesn't like to leave people with questions, I began to research. I have heard my mom say smack me a somerset all my life. I have in turn said it all my life. My mom says her mom said it all her life. Do you see the pattern? Oh, and she also added that my Aunt Jeannie has said it all her life. The jury is still out as to whether my Aunt Wava and Aunt Brenda have also said it all their lives. I'll keep you posted as updates develop in that area. I know you'll be on the edge of your seats waiting for that update.

Thus far, the conclusion has been drawn that it is a family phrase and not a regional, Southern phrase. If anyone out there has ever said smack me a somerset "all of your life", please let me know.

Official Definition:

Me: Surprised

My Mom: "Oh, I'm surprised!"

I predict I'll keep saying it. It's hard to break a lifelong habit!


Wendy said...

That's funny. I have never heard that saying. It would be interesting how it came to be a family saying.

LisaLisa said...

I actually tried looking up this phrase on the internet and there was nothing...except your blog. Check it out! :)