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Old 05-16-2006, 05:16 PM
 
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"And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, .. bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to ha ve classes on Southernness as a second language!"

So, where do you sign up for these classes??? I couldn't understand most of the slang in LuckyDog's funny post. And what the heck is red eye gravy?
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Old 05-16-2006, 06:24 PM
 
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Hits not sumthin yur taut in klasses hits sumthin dats lurned in yur neyburhood.

day mite be a klass ya kan be lurned suthern stuf but i duuno wher

I purfur Ramps n eggs to red eye grave

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Old 05-16-2006, 08:09 PM
 
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"And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, .. bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to ha ve classes on Southernness as a second language!"

So, where do you sign up for these classes??? I couldn't understand most of the slang in LuckyDog's funny post. And what the heck is red eye gravy?
You need to watch Paul's Home Cooking on the food network. She is on Sat and Sun AM, 7:30AM Pacific time. Apparently you need a stick of butter for everything!
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:29 PM
 
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I know that some of the last posts just perpetuate the myth that the vast majority southerners who use this type of jargon are ignorant & uneducated.... So, for the record...I'm neither. And that is truly a myth. I want to make that crystal clear.

I mentioned in another thread I have a highly unique "hoi toide" accent. It's a dialect that is riddled with unusual pronounciations & well....some words that are really not gramatically correct (for example weren't). It's highly unique & specific to a very small area, so it's far from common. Well, the truth is I used to possess the accent. I moved away from my hometown, to attend college, & I lost it. When I first went away to college, my accent was so incredibly thick that I had to write out what I was saying for people all the time...literally...everywhere I went.

I had three professors that made their mark on me, in regards to the accent.

1. I had to write papers & present speeches for an English class. My English professor told me that in all his years, he'd never once had another student that "spoke so gramatically incorrect" but who "wrote in perfect gramatical English". He was blown away by it. He made those remarks out loud in class, many, many times. I've never forgotten his enthusiastic amazement.

2. I majored in MKTG MGMT & eventually worked outside sales for a Fortune 500 before becoming a full time mommy. But, to be able to be taken seriously...I had to follow my MKTG professor's advice & learn to articulate clearly & precisely, using proper english. At her suggestion, in that first MKTG intro class, I took speech every single semester of college, until I graduated. Now...I really miss my unique accent that I worked so hard to eradicate for success...it was a distinct part of me & as a older, wiser adult...now I see that & I mourn it's loss.

3. The last one was my Enviromental Biology professor. Again...first semester. My first 200+ person class. He was going over the regions of NC. When he got to the Coastal Plain, he touched on the remote areas--where my "hoi toide" accent exists. He went on about it's rarity & that each semester, he ran through the roll & the in state students home counties to scan for a real "hoi toider". He announced that for only the third time, he had one in his class & I was right there. He asked that I come to the podium to read a brief paragraph to demonstrate the accent. I sat silent & terrified. He began to call the roll. I let him call probably 50 or more...and then I rose from my seat & approached the podium. He handed me the page. It was silent. I read. The class rolled in the floor laughing. I was humiliated to the point I about wet myself. When I concluded, he asked me to take my seat & then asked the class for a show of hands on how many understood what I had read. Not one hand. I still hate that man a little. I had people recognize me on campus from that for a long time.


Some of us sound dumb as a rock....but don't be fooled. Really. You need to grasp that for the most part our dialect is just that & nothing else....a dialect.

My husband....a great example. Honor college graduate--smart, successful.
When we lived in Raleigh, my co-workers used to go nuts when he'd call. He has a very deep raspy voice (like Sam Elliot) and a very slow distinct drawl that's prevalent where he's from. Anyhoo---they always asked him to repeat the word "bear"---he says "bayer" --two syllables--like bayer aspirin. Cracked them up.

So...perhaps you see my point. How we sound is not a reflection of our intelligence, or education. Again, just wanted to clarify that...for the record.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:52 PM
 
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I was born in the south but my mother and father are from northern Ohio I am fairly well educated I happen to be the only one in my family with a southern accent. I guess I picked it up from the people I associate with the most. Lucky dog there isnt anything wrong with your post I might have gotten a little carried away with mine LOL . All I can say about southerners or anyone is dont judge someone till you have walked a few miles in their shoes.
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Yo, wassup wit dem freakin accents? Youse guys sound weird!!
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:11 PM
 
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Wow I can't beleive all This New Yorkers and New Jersey people on this site. I thought Az had a lot of transplants. Oh well I guess I'll feel at home. just hate that rude pushy attitude though. No offense to anyone my family is made up of rude pushy people from the Bronx. They are alot of fun at times though. At least the whole southern thing won't be culture shock since their are plenty of Yankees out here.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Wow I can't beleive all This New Yorkers and New Jersey people on this site. I thought Az had a lot of transplants. Oh well I guess I'll feel at home. just hate that rude pushy attitude though. No offense to anyone my family is made up of rude pushy people from the Bronx. They are alot of fun at times though. At least the whole southern thing won't be culture shock since their are plenty of Yankees out here.
They have a tendency to cluster, so don't expect the entire state to be home to transplants from the Northeastern states.
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:26 AM
 
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>>ah knows thet some of th' last posts jest perpetuate th' mahth thet th' >>vast majo'ity southerners who use this hyar type of jargon is igno'ant & >>unejoocayted, cuss it all t' tarnation.... So, fo' th' reco'd, cuss it all t' >>tarnation...ah's neifer. An' thet is truly a mahth. ah's hankerin' t'make thet >>crystal clear. ah menshuned in t'other thread ah have a highly unique "hoi >>toide" accent. It's a dialeck thet is riddled wif unusual pronounciashuns & >>fine....some wo'ds thet is pow'ful not gramatically co'reck (fo' example >>wasn't). It's highly unique & specific t'a mighty small area, so it's far fum >>common, as enny fool kin plainly see. Wal, th' truth is ah used t'postess th' >>accent. ah moved away fum mah hometown, t'attend college, & ah lost it. >>When ah fust went away t'college, mah accent was so incredibly thick >>thet ah had t'write out whut ah was sayin' fo' varmints all th' >>time...literally...ev'rywhar ah went.


Lucky, you could have run all your papers for college through the dialectizer translator to keep them authentic

http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:14 AM
 
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Here's something sterotypical and funny...

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