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tlr online
18-10-03, 18:20
Thinking caps on. Your favourite (or funniest) American "Deep South" expressions.... Rack 'em up below!

tlr online
18-10-03, 18:21
Y'all thank I'm stupid. (no offense)

Judie
18-10-03, 18:26
Originally posted by tlr online:
Y'all thank I'm stupid. (no offense)Hey, I was gonna use that one! My brother-in-law is from Arkansas and he says that alot . :D

Isabella
18-10-03, 18:27
When I was little and my family was driving down to Florida we stopped at a restaurant in Kentucky. My father did not speak very good english at that time and when the waitress asked if he would like some "ice" in his water ( it came out sounding like she said ass) He became very flustered. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Judie
18-10-03, 18:45
Oh, just remembered that my bil calls us kin. Brrr... reminds me of "Deliverance" ;)

RobBo
18-10-03, 19:56
.....well I'll be dipped in sh*t!

(Sorry ladies!)

RobBo
18-10-03, 19:58
...Aaam swettin' like a whore in church!

:D

groovy_nub
18-10-03, 20:02
I'm a fixin to get me some lunch

~Kasia http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/cutie.gif

[ 18. October 2003, 21:08: Message edited by: groovy_nub ]

RobBo
18-10-03, 20:07
...Aaaall gitchoo dag-nabbit, yeeooo jess see if aah dont!

:D

groovy_nub
18-10-03, 20:10
gonna git me some chicken wings

~Kasia http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/cutie.gif

John Falstaff
18-10-03, 21:13
Hi Y'all,

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I can't find the original at the moment, so I'll have to paraphrase a story by the great (and very sadly 'Late') American comedian Bill Hicks. (He was from Texas and is sorely missed.)

After a gig one night in Arkansas he was approached by a member of the audience (MOTA)!

MOTA: 'Mr Hicks, We'd really like to express our appreciation. Your performance tonight was wonderful!'

Bill Hicks: 'Thank you, er well thank you. I mean were all just trying .... .'

MOTA: 'No Mr.Hicks, it was truely wonderful, truely funny. We all appreciated it! I'd just like to introduce you to my wife and sister.'

Bill Hicks: (aside) 'There was only one woman there.)

;)

[ 19. October 2003, 00:32: Message edited by: John Falstaff ]

groovy_nub
18-10-03, 21:16
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif Bwhahahahaha http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

~Kasia http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/cutie.gif

laracroft8290
18-10-03, 23:24
fixin' is the most common. People will say it this way:

"They were/are fixin' to do that," instead of "I was going to do that," or "I am going to do that."

Uwantto? Instead of "Do you want to?" Or "Would you like to?"

RobBo
18-10-03, 23:36
...colder thun a witch's tit!

(All the 'southerners' I know are vulgar, especially the women folk!)

Judie
19-10-03, 01:24
Originally posted by RobBo:
...colder thun a witch's tit!

(All the 'southerners' I know are vulgar, especially the women folk!)Y'all better watch out cause I'm fixin' to snatch you bald-headed!

RobBo
19-10-03, 01:27
Huk Huk Huk, gotta ketch me furst dag-nabbitt, ooooooo-eeeee!

Melonie Tomb Raider
19-10-03, 05:43
I a ma southern girl trapt in the north right now. haha! I was raised in the south, but the military brought me up here in NY. Any way, a weird term is " Gollee" used like, " My goodness" or something like that. Another one is " Cr@p Fire" which is weird, haha. And we have A LOT of other silly terms too. haha

Vigilance
19-10-03, 06:38
I'm a southern woman and neither stupid nor vulgar. I think the standardization of the English language is one of numerous examples of northern US imperialization. Unfortunately, I must speak standard English or suffer being called ignorant or have people ask me if I went to school barefooted and in over-alls. It's true that the American South is one of the more impoverished regions of the USA, and consequently has the least educated population. It's also true that Northern migration has changed irrevocably a culture of hospitality and metaphorical speaking practices. Probabably several of you will be relieved to know that the South of my youth no longer exists, and now we have the same, wonderful culture of subdivisions and consumerism as the rest of the nation.

I resist absolutely absolute generalizations regarding my heritage. Sorry if "y'all" want to have fun, but I must be defensive about this subject.

Judie
19-10-03, 16:30
Originally posted by Fields of the Nephillim:
I'm a southern woman and neither stupid nor vulgar. I think the standardization of the English language is one of numerous examples of northern US imperialization. Unfortunately, I must speak standard English or suffer being called ignorant or have people ask me if I went to school barefooted and in over-alls. It's true that the American South is one of the more impoverished regions of the USA, and consequently has the least educated population. It's also true that Northern migration has changed irrevocably a culture of hospitality and metaphorical speaking practices. Probabably several of you will be relieved to know that the South of my youth no longer exists, and now we have the same, wonderful culture of subdivisions and consumerism as the rest of the nation.

I resist absolutely absolute generalizations regarding my heritage. Sorry if "y'all" want to have fun, but I must be defensive about this subject.Sorry if anything I said offended you. It was all in fun and I meant no harm.
:(

swimfanc42tr
19-10-03, 19:14
"Ya' know?" is very popular down here...

RobBo
19-10-03, 19:20
Hey Fields Of The Nephillim, I cannot apologise to you because my comments were not directed at you but were mostly actual phrases used by actual people. No-one has suggested that you yourself are stupid or vulgar. Maybe just a tad over-sensitive.

;)

Vigilance
19-10-03, 20:12
Originally posted by RobBo:
Hey Fields Of The Nephillim, I cannot apologise to you because my comments were not directed at you but were mostly actual phrases used by actual people. No-one has suggested that you yourself are stupid or vulgar. Maybe just a tad over-sensitive.

;) Well, RobBo, I can say for a fact that I don't know ANYONE who speaks the way you project Southerners as speaking. It sounds like movie-vision to me. Maybe you do know people who talk that way in all seriousness, but I don't. It made me seriously doubt that you have Southern acquaintances.

As to being over-sensitive, tell me about where you come from, and I'll poke fun of all of the people I know from there, and then you can tell me that I'm over-sensitve. As I claim myself, I am defensive about it, but that's because I'm familiar with this sort of thing and know the type of attitude that accompanies it (speaking from my own experience--I don't now you, after all).

As for "fixing," it is used widely in the South as "to prepare," as in to "fix" dinner (though that particular usage is not limited to Southern colloquial speech).

I'm not offended by the pointing out of colloquial speech, like "y'all" and "fixin'" and "ya". I'm only offended by the more grotesque and (to me) unused expressions written into the mouths of my fellows (not by the hands of other southerners, but the hands of those from somewhere else), such as "dag-nabbit" and "witch's tit." The former, I've never heard out of the mouth of a real southerner, the later is a pre-New World, English expression.

I admire the southerners who have posted and don't let the comments of a few of these posts get under their skins. I'm more prone to irritation, I guess. I work in the academic field of postcolonial literature, and my background tells me to suspect the "good humor" of some of these comments.

TombRaidingJenn42
19-10-03, 23:29
As a Southerner from Arkansas let me just say, well said Fields Of The Nephillim. And I am not over sensitive myself, I can take a joke. I say "y'all" and "fixin' too" all the time, and joke about it with my non-southern friends, but some of those posts were over the line in my opinion. I know no one was trying to offend anyone, but when you spend your life being perceived as stupid because of your accent, it does tend to get to you sometimes.

RobBo
19-10-03, 23:37
prrhaps yawl need to get out morre?! Lighten up, there's a lot of grief around at the moment. Nobody's insulting you, we are actually showing affection for you As well as grief and horror in this world there is humour. Buy in to it and come down to earth!

tlr online
19-10-03, 23:39
Fair points from all quarters folks, especially Fields of the Nephillim. Emphasis back on 'friendly' please or the thread gets it!

RobBo
19-10-03, 23:44
Come on then guys, it's pay back time...give us your best shot!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

[ 20. October 2003, 00:44: Message edited by: RobBo ]

Jade-1968
20-10-03, 01:57
Well,
I think to assume that the Assyrians were an uneducated lot just driven for a lust for blood is an unfair, unjust and totally uneduca.........um sorry........wrong thread!!!!!

Vigilance
20-10-03, 02:15
Originally posted by RobBo:
prrhaps yawl need to get out morre?! Lighten up, there's a lot of grief around at the moment. Nobody's insulting you, we are actually showing affection for you As well as grief and horror in this world there is humour. Buy in to it and come down to earth!Your condescension is showing...
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On a light note, hmmm..., I like *O, Brother Where Art Thou?* a great deal. I think it showed affection for its subject. Though, of course, it aimed at hyperbole to begin with. How did the rest of you like that film?

Jade-1968
20-10-03, 02:32
I thought the movie was good and the acting great....even if George Clooney was in it!!!!!!!
LOLLOL http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif .