Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Well that's Weird...

Did you know that most Southerners don't say 'weird'? Nor do they say 'you guys'. Also, and don't ask why I noticed this one, they don't say 'boogers'.

The exception to all of this is Florida, which is really an exception to everything anyway.

In the South they* say:

"Well that's mighty strange..."
"All ya'all come over here ya hear?"
"Wipe off that snot, would ya' please?

In the South they* also don't say, "What's that?" (as in "I didn't quite hear that".)

They* say, "Do what?" To which I usually say, "Huh?"

And finally there's the "Oh Bless Her Heart.." (All starting with caps)

This saying is more complex and can mean several things:

1. "Oh that poor wreck of a person, she is completely hopeless and will always be so."
2. "I can say anything nasty or mean that I want as long as I say 'Bless his heart' so he knows I'm really not SO mean and I am blessing him after all."

I'm assuming these are the things said instead of:
"You moron for God's sake, pull yourself together!"

*I can't honestly say 'we' here, since I still yell, "Come home you guys!" to call my kids inside and I regularly use weird and booger around my house since my kids are still in elementary school.

Well, thank ya'll for visiting my blog and I'll see all ya'all as soon as I get a tissue for this strange bit'a snot there on that child....bless her heart.

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