One example of a traditional southern saying is "speckled pup in a red wagon," which is a way to refer to something that is cute. Another example is "argue with a fence post," which is a reference to stubbornness.
One way to use the phrase "speckled pup in a red wagon" is "The little girl in her princess birthday dress was cuter than a speckled pup in a red wagon." Another common southern saying is "short end of the stick." This saying is about not getting a good deal or being mistreated. An example of how to use this phrase is "Marcus got the short end of the stick when his friends voted for him to be the one to investigate the source of the creepy noise outside."