It might be wise to take along a translation book of sayings next visit
to a different part of the country. Each area has its own
way of saying the same thing.
For Example---In the south, when someone asks you if you want a 'COKE'--you
then ask what kind do they have, since all soft fizzy drinks are considered 'cokes'.
In other areas it would called a soft drink, soda, soda pop, or just pop.
BLESS YOUR HEART--This has many meanings in the south,
depending on who/what it is being directed to, and what is being talked about.
It's usually a compliment.
DECENT--In the south this means a good person. In other areas of the country it may mean being dressed.
MIND YOUR OWN BISCUITS AND LIFE WILL BE GRAVY--This one cracks me up, but
it means "I'm not telling you." Another one is "Keep your nose in your own trough!"
Growing up we had an elderly grandma who spent many hours in her rocking chair on her porch.
Visiting with her, if you told her something that surprised her--she would say "LAW!!!" It took me many years to decipher that she was saying----"LORD!".
COVERED DISH DINNERS--This has many names--Lunch on the Church Lawn, Pitch-In, Pot-Lucks, Bring your own food.
TIP---It is always good to clarify before proceeding!