Last night the little Darlin', B, told me that her friends ask her to "talk with a southern accent." They think she should have a southern drawl since we are from Oklahoma. I wondered...Do we really sound so different from everyone else?
Well I guess there are a couple of things we say like:
me - I am a Y'aller...meaning I say Y'all ALOT. I didn't realize how much said it before cuz everyone else was sayin' it too. Oh, I say ain't sometimes too. (Drove my momma nuts with this because she is from Chicago.) I also use a double negative... mostly when I am lyin' example: I didn't do nothin.' (Mom always busted me when I was a lyin' little kid because of this. She always said "2 negatives = a positive. This means you are lying to me." She also had my brother and me convinced that if we lied our tongue would turn black and prove the lie. We would lie and she would tell us to stick out our tongues. You wouldn't believe how tightly I would clamp down my mouth, shaking my head no quickly, saying a muffled "un uh, un uh!" --Don't ya just love the lies some parents tell their kids to catch them lyin?)
B - I have no clue why but the child cannot pronounce the word "acorn." What she says sounds like -aykern- (really fast). The MIL pointed this one out to me a long time ago and no matter how many times I try with her the word always comes out aykern.
the Mr - he says "halfening." Once again I am clueless as to where this came from or really what it even means. I don't even think I can use it properly for you but it always cracks me up to hear him use this word.
Golly Day! I think I am the worst of the whole bunch of us!!!! (How did that happen?)
Maybe cuz mah daddy says to "warsh yer hands" and mah grandpa always slept on a "piller."