The Deep South in the United States makes for a leisurely vacation journey.
Meandering along placid streams and quiet, oak-shaded rivers, crossing the larger rivers to get to places like New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis. The whole New Orleans atmosphere, the Memphis music scene, Nashville of Grand Old Opry fame.
But to thoroughly experience the South you need to translate a few expressions that you may hear.
Take, for instance, the word “wrench.”
In southern talk you might hear the advice to "wrench your hands before eating supper.”
On the other hand the word for a wrench sounds more like “ranch” as in “can you hand me that ‘ranch’ from my tool chest.”
Or “I ‘bard’ a pickup truck to move my trash and it needed a quart of ‘awl’.”
Or somewhere along a backroad you might hear, “My still caught on ‘far’ and ruined a batch of moonshine. It was the “bass” I made this year. There’s not much now to do but sit in my ‘rockin cheer’.”
Or you might take a “rat” turn and find a “did” possum or armadillo in the middle of the highway.