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View Poll Results: Accuracy of Southern Speech Map
Completely Accurate 5 6.49%
90%+ Accurate 33 42.86%
75%-90% Accurate 22 28.57%
Less than 75% Accurate 17 22.08%
Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-16-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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So we can all agree, Indianapolis sounds like the deep south, right?
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I always here you all not Y'ALL. Fixing not FIXIN" or Reckon. Mainly do you think?
How is the word "fixing" used? As in "I'm fixing supper" or I'm fixing to go to the store?"
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I'm fixing to go to the store?"
Yikes, I heard this waaaay to much when I lived in Kentucky.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Yikes, I heard this waaaay to much when I lived in Kentucky.
What's wrong with it?
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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What's wrong with it?
I can't say without igniting a flamewar, so I won't.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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How is the word "fixing" used? As in "I'm fixing supper" or I'm fixing to go to the store?"

As in I'm fixing supper would be the closest( I've never heard anyone use "fixing" when it comes to making "supper"(( which I never hear "supper" it's dinner))
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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As in I'm fixing supper would be the closest( I've never heard anyone use "fixing" when it comes to making "supper"(( which I never hear "supper" it's dinner))
Supper is fairly universal for dinner. In fact, it predates the word "dinner" by about 24 years (1275 vs. 1297). However, these days, dinner does tend to be used more often outside of the South, and even in the South it's about 50/50 with dinner. Historically, in the South, Supper was always "dinner" and "dinner" is what most people call "lunch". In today's south, Lunch has eclipsed "dinner", though you'll still hear a fair number of older adults and rural residents refer to Lunch as dinner.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: USA
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I still like to have dinner at noon and supper in the evening. Food for thought.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Historically, in the South, Supper was always "dinner" and "dinner" is what most people call "lunch".
Story time.........

When my mother first moved to Kentucky (from Michigan), she invited her two brother in laws (life long Kentuckians) over for dinner on Saturday. They both showed up around noon. My mother was not prepared, in fact, she wondered "why they were 6 hours early" for dinner.

Ahh, the good old days. That was one of the first of many, many "welcome to the south" moments.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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As in I'm fixing supper would be the closest( I've never heard anyone use "fixing" when it comes to making "supper"(( which I never hear "supper" it's dinner))
Well, I say both but it's "fixin" not fixing.
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