Alabama Kleenex – Toilet paper.
Albany beef – Sturgeon. The fish was so plentiful in the Hudson River during the
19th Century that it got this nickname.
Arizona nightingale – A burro.
Arizona paint job – No paint at all.
Arkansas fire extinguisher – A chamber pot.
Arkansas wedding cake – Cornbread.
Boston strawberries – Baked beans.
Bronx cheer – Sound made by sticking out one’s tongue and blowing to express
California banknote – A cowhide.
California collar – Hangman’s noose.
Cape Cod turkey – Codfish.
Chicago violin – A Thompson submachine gun.
Cincinnati oysters – Pickled pigs’ feet.
Colorado Kool-Aid – Coors beer.
Full Cleveland – A ‘70s-style leisure outfit: loud pants and shirt, white belt,
Kansas sheep dip – Whiskey.
Kentucky breakfast – Steak and bourbon (and a dog to eat the steak).
Michigan bankroll – A big wad of small-denomination bills with a large bill on
Mississippi marbles – Dice (for craps).
Missouri featherbed – A straw mattress.
Missouri hummingbird – A mule.
Oklahoma rain – A sandstorm.
Tennessee toothpick – A raccoon bone.
Texas turkey – An armadillo.
Tucson bed – Sleeping on the ground without cover.
Vermont charity – Sympathy, but little else.
West Virginia coleslaw – Chewing tobacco.
Language & Redneck Sections