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Stay a While and We’ll Open a Keg of Nails

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Kathy from Huntsville, Alabama, remembers that her father would entice guests to stay awhile longer with the puzzling phrase We’re fixing to open up a keg of nails. Actually, the keg of nails in this case is a jocular euphemism referencing a different kind of keg — that is, one full of beer — the idea being that if the guests linger, he’ll crack open some more alcoholic beverages for them to enjoy. This is part of a complete episode.

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