Hillbilly Language Lessons

golly-whopper: noun: Something extraordinary of its kind.

“That was a golly-whopper of a championship game last night.”

“That Oregon defense is a golly-whopper.”

“That Cam Newton has a golly-whopper of an arm.”

“Fifty-four years between one championship to another is a golly-whopper of a wait.”

“Fans from both teams report that they had a golly-whopper good time.”

“Both teams played a golly-whopper good game.”

About Karen Spears Zacharias

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  • http://middletree.blogspot.com JamesW

    Karen, that last item may be a good way to exemplify the use of the word, but the statement is not a factual one. Just because a game is close doesn’t mean it’s well-played. It was pretty sloppy. From what I saw, TCU would have beaten both of them. Sadly, we’ll never know.

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      Perhaps it’s just an opinion.

      • http://middletree.blogspot.com JamesW

        It’s sports, Karen. One is allowed to spout off opinions as fact. ;)

        • http://middletree.blogspot.com JamesW

          Oh wait. I misunderstood what you said. Never mind. Just havin’ fun with you.

  • http://www.garynelson.wordpress.com Gary

    Love that one! The game was a golly-whopper! It was like the clash of the defenses!

  • John in PDX

    What is the southern word for – ‘you broke my heart again’?

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      Stomped that sucker flat.


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