Southern Dictionary: Fixin’ To August 18, 2008Posted by smooregasbord in General.
This is a very common verb used in the south. It typically refers to an action that is about to occur. I never really thought much about using the term until I began my first job. Mainly because I was always surrounded by other fine southerners who could appreciate this verb’s value. I was helping put a report together and I said to my project manager, “I’m fixin’ to pull that info out of the database.” I got this look like, “Huh?” Granted, he’s totally from up North…you know, one of those yankees!