Watch Reese Witherspoon Explain Southern Slang Such As 'Caddywonked' And 'Fit To Be Tied'

"It's called having a conniption and I have one at least once a week."

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has been busy championing the #TimesUp movement, creating more roles for women through both her production company, and working on season 2 of her award-winning HBO series Big Little Lies. But she had some time to stop by Vanity Fair and give a little lesson on Southern slang

Witherspoon was born in New Orleans and spent most of her childhood in Nashville, Tenn. She's very proud of her Southern upbringing and has credited it as teaching her about "being conscientious about people's feelings, being polite, being responsible, and never taking for granted what you have in your life." 


Sometimes we're so engrossed in the characters they play on film that we forget where beloved actors and actresses come from. But Witherspoon certainly reminded us as she taught us what words like "caddywonked," "hoecake," and "goobers" are. 

Our favorite may have been her explanation of "conniption," though. "You guys, I'm sure you've had one of these. It's when you absolutely lose your shit," she said. "It's called having a 'conniption' and I have one at least once a week."

Watch the video below to discover the meanings of other Southern words and phrases or to decide whether you agree with her definitions or not. 

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