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    Default I want to hear your Southern-ism's!

    Dh is from California. I'm a very proud Texan and spent a few years in beautiful North Carolina. Anyways... Dh likes to bust my chops about the way I pronounce a few words here and there. We often times talk about work and how our days went. So.. Dh says this to me the other day (telling me about a conversation he had with someone)..

    "I told him he looked about as confused as a bear stirrin' a pot of molasses.
    'Cause molasses don't need no stirrin'!! - but the bear don't know that.."


    I almost died laughing because he said it with his most east Texas accent. It was adorable! We think he made it up, but if you've heard this one before let me know so that I can tell him he's a cheater LOL.

    He's commented on the way I say "pie" and "there" and "hi" and "really".. the list goes on.

    I want to hear your southern-isms!

    btw.. I don't think he really knows anything about molasses.


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    I posted this in the "southwest pals" one because.. that's where Texas was listed, but I want to hear from you southerns!

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    The said thing is, those of us from the south don't think of them as southernisms. It's just the way we talk, doesn't everybody talk that way?

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    I'm born and raised in California but my grandmother was from Oklahoma. One of my favorites of hers was a description of somebody who just looked a little rough around the edges, or somebody who was disheveled in appearance:

    Nana would say "Well she looks like she was sent for but couldn't go." The longer version is "It looks like somebody sent for her and she couldn't go."

    Cracks me up to this day!!

    That and she always talked about people being "put-upon" and I thought that was funny too.

    Oh yeah...and both Nana and Papa were always "fixin' to" do something. LOL!

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    gumption
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Lewis View Post
    The said thing is, those of us from the south don't think of them as southernisms. It's just the way we talk, doesn't everybody talk that way?

    You got that right.

    We say things like:

    Ya'all
    Sody Pop
    Wanna Come With
    Busier than a Cat Coverin' Up
    It's colder than a well-digger's A&%
    If you can't run with the big dogs then stay on the porch
    Go kick rocks (when you want someone to leave you alone)
    You're preachin' to the choir

    It's earlier amd that's all I can think of now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Lewis View Post
    The said thing is, those of us from the south don't think of them as southernisms. It's just the way we talk, doesn't everybody talk that way?

    That's the truth! I'ts normal talk for us and we don't know any differently unless we're talking to someone not from around here and they point it out.

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    Ha. Most of the girls I work with are from up north or out west and they get a huge kick out of me saying "that boy was as mad as fish grease" My granny always said that when somebody was boiling mad.

    They also laugh at my thick Texan accent. It comes out especially when I'm annoyed or hurrying.

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    somebody "took to that like ugly on an ape!" meaning they really had a natural affinity/aptitude.

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    you mean 'fixin to' isnt taught in grammer classes everywhere?? i dont know how southern it is, but i hear 'she looks like she was beaten with a sack of hot nickels'. dont think i heard that until i moved to oklahoma.

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    He/she is as dumb as a stump.

    He/she is as dumb as a sack of hair.

    He/she thinks he/she is the cutest little thing in shoe leather.

    I'm gonna get me some...(fill in the blank with whatever you are wanting).

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    Reckon
    Holler
    "Don't make no never mind to me." (I don't care)

    and then of course, there's food - like chicken fried anything (has nothing to do with chicken) and texas toothpicks (fried onions and jalapenos) and chitlin's (I don't know what those are) and grits.

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    Over yonder

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    My boss (from Michigan) who moved here to Kentucky always got a kick out of me saying:

    "Bless (his/her) little heart."

    My grandmother would say stuff like:
    "Pert Nert" ...which my mom and I had no CLUE what it meant, until one day I was watching a movie and heard someone say it on a movie. Figured it out from context clues!! "Pretty near it."

    There's also:

    I reckon.
    Wellllll, I'll be.
    Shoooooo.

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    "you act like i took you to raisin"
    will you drive me to _____: is"will you carry me on up to ____"

    fixin to
    shopping cart= buggy

    Im a California beach bum born and raised, but most of my family is from Oklahoma/Arkansas, so Ive heard just about every southernism under the sun.

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