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« on: August 22, 2007, 05:17:00 PM »

The North and South

The North has Bloomingdale's, the South has Dollar General.

The North has coffee houses, the South has Waffle Houses.

The North has dating services, the South has family reunions.

The North has switchblade knives; the South has Lee Press-on Nails.

The North has double last names; the South has double first names.

The North has Indy car races; The South has stock car races and mud boggins.

North has Cream of Wheat, the South has grits

The North has green salads, the South has collard greens.

The North has lobsters, the South has crawfish.

The North has the rust belt; the South has the Bible Belt.

FOR NORTHERNERS MOVING SOUTH . .

In the South: --If you run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in a four-wheel drive pickup truck with a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them, just stay out of their way.
This is what they live for.

Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store.
Do not buy food at this store.

Remember, 'Y'all' is singular, 'all y'all' is plural, and 'all y'all's' is plural possessive

Get used to hearing 'You ain't from round here, are ya?'

Save all manner of bacon grease. You will be instructed later on how to use it.

Don't be worried at not understanding what people are saying. They can't understand you either. The first Southern statement to creep into a transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective 'big'ol,' truck or 'big'ol' boy. Most Northerners begin their Southern-influenced dialect this way. All of them are in denial about it.

The proper pronunciation you learned in school is no longer proper.!

Be advised that 'He needed killin.' is a valid defense here.

If you hear a Southerner exclaim, 'Hey, y'all watch this,' you should stay out of the way. These are likely to be the last words he'll ever say.

If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the smallest accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store. It doesn't matter whether you need anything or not. You just have to go there.

Do not be surprised to find that 10-year olds own their own shotguns, they are proficient marksmen, and their mammas taught them
how to aim.

In the South, we have found that the best way to grow a lush green lawn is to pour gravel on it and call it a driveway.

AND REMEMBER: If you do settle in the South and bear children, don't think we will accept them as Southerners. After all, if the cat had kittens in the oven, we wouldn't call 'em biscuits.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007, 06:40:04 PM »

If you hear a Southerner exclaim, 'Hey, y'all watch this,' you should stay out of the way. These are likely to be the last words he'll ever say.

Another one is, "This is gonna be good."
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007, 08:29:31 AM »

Sounds like minesoota without the goofy accent.  My mom always had the container of bacon grease in the fridge, even though we are in MI.  Never saw her use it, always wondered why it was there....  I now have my own, but it is smaller. rolleyes

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007, 10:00:40 AM »

Sounds like minesoota without the goofy accent.

Hey!!!! Ya'll the ones that sound like Canadians
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007, 12:33:14 PM »

Yah, der da ones dat talk just like yoopers, ay?

Actually, here in lower MI we don't have accents.  South Minnesota/north Iowa isn't too bad, they talk pretty normal.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2007, 04:57:46 PM »

i didn't see anything there that i dont see here in colorado
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2007, 07:07:10 PM »

i didn't see anything there that i dont see here in colorado


But your location says Alaska  huh
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2007, 07:19:58 PM »

what's really funny is to get an x southerner drunk.  they revert to the language without any problem!  smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2007, 07:36:41 PM »

Now where would you find an X southerner? Just cause they ain't down here don't mean they are Xes
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2007, 07:44:42 PM »

I traveled a lot for my last employer. My Canadian friends showed me no mercy about the way I talk. 

We may talk funny, but we sure raise some pretty girls down here.


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