I heard a feller the other day who was describing to a crowd of 6 folks how he had to remove a large rock from his garden and he said "I had to mash down like I was climbing the Saluda Grade
". The other 5 stared at him while I busted out laughing. Then I realized I was the only one that knew what he meant. The others didn't grow up around here.
The Saluda grade is legendary around here and anyone that has travelled I-26 between Spartanburg and Asheville knows all about it. Down shifting going up, and then coming down...pray your brakes hold out. The rail line run the Pacolet River and trains had to break apart to get up the grade.
Then I got to thinking, which is usually bad for the Tubercle, I bet everyone has local sayings that an outsider would have no clue.
let us in on them.