As a public service to my fellow Okie Boomers, I offer this useful list of Okie-isms, mainly contributed by my Mom and my Dad's cousin, Sonny.
Hootis (n): \who-tiss\
Pretty much anything.
My Dad, the shade tree mechanic, and Sonny often had this conversation while Dad was halfway under the car and his cousin was "supervising", i.e., looking down into the engine, drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and offering helpful suggestions.
"Gene-o, you're messing up if you don't take off that hootis before you loosen the alternator belt. I'm just telling you."
To which my exasperated Dad would respond: "BANG (sound of his wrench slipping off a nut and bloodying his knuckles), followed by, "Take your #%&*# damn hootis and #%#&".
At which point they would break for a…
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