Tuesday, September 23, 2008

American Sentence for the day

The most southern thing I like to say is "dadgummit!" (and I mean it)

6 comments:

Julie said...

That's like juicy bait just dangling out there for me, Holly. HA! HA! My vernacular is a mixture of waterman (British origins), the sandhills of my mother's people, and the piedmont hills of my father's.

When I take my daughter back home, she can't understand the language. I practiced whitewashing it to fit into society when I went to college, and now I really regret doing that. Now I'm proud of it.

Okay, enough about me. Are you from Georgia? How about "right?" That's right purty. Or right smart purty. I know those, too:)

Scot said...

you'ns crack me up

holly said...

I was born in Alabamee, raised in Tennersee...back to Alabamee for college, and then picked up some of the boring "no-dialect-I-sound-like-a-national-news-anchor" of Colorado, then went to the Appalachians of North Cackalacky...the best dialect ever...
yes, Scot, like you'ns!
Then down here to old Georgy! The south is much funner, really. Is it just me?

Julie said...

You're so right, Holly. Also rich in culture, heritage, literature, universities, etc. Alabama and Tennessee are beautiful! I should have known you'd be from a lovely place.

I've never heard anybody say you'ns, though. Y'all is the word of choice around my house. Talk to you soon, I'm sure:)

Julie said...

P.S. - Flannery O'Connor is THE greatest writer to ever walk the face of the earth. Plus, she taught a chicken how to walk backwards. How cool is that?

Scot said...

you'ns must be hillbilly--I even heard you'ns all