Originally Posted by Insulation Tim
Only a Southener would know that a poke is a paper bag.
actually, in the south it's a paper sack.
a poke is a burlap container known as a gunny sack or tow sack. potatos were (are?) commonly shipped in these, 100 lbs each. at picnics gunny sack races would be held. the racer steps into the sack and attemps to run while holding up the sack. this sack was large enough and strong enough to carry many things. buying a pig in a poke means buying something sight unseen
in the old south, the noon meal is dinner and the evening meal is supper.
a carbonated soft drink is referred to as pop or coke, regardless of brand or flavor
a mess is a non specific measure of quanity.