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imcvspl
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Fri Sep-18-20 11:53 AM

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""Fair to meddling" is a Black phrase right? "


  

          

I heard it all the time growing up from aunts and grands. I know some of the southern slang is shared so want to be sure.

Regardless I think it may be the GOAT backhanded reply of all time. Mainly because you can say it and people will assume it's fine.

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"Fair to meddling" is a Black phrase right? [View all] , imcvspl, Fri Sep-18-20 11:53 AM
 
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Born & raised in North Carolina. I'm 43. Never heard that my entire life...
Sep 18th 2020
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My old man used that phrase all the time...
Sep 18th 2020
2
Is this a play on "fair to middling?"
Sep 18th 2020
3
yeah I've only ever heard "middling"
Sep 18th 2020
5
I’ve been down south half my life and never heard this before
Sep 18th 2020
4
Huh based on replies I think I redefined it. Lol.
Sep 18th 2020
6
      LMAO thanks for this
Sep 18th 2020
13
isn't the phrase fair to middling?
Sep 18th 2020
7
I’m from San Diego, the only person I’ve heard use it is a tribal el...
Sep 18th 2020
8
I love SD
Sep 18th 2020
10
      I visited once and was ready to move immediately
Sep 18th 2020
15
Fair to middling is actually a British phrase
Sep 18th 2020
9
fair to middling...
Sep 18th 2020
11
One of Drills in Basic used that ALL the damn time...
Sep 18th 2020
12
just like there's a dog called Petbull
Sep 18th 2020
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