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Old 08-08-2007, 02:18 PM   #31
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I'm from Illinois, then NC, AR, OK and back to NC around 4th grade.
Spent 5 glorious years in Wyoming, where I met my wonderful wife.

I used to tell her about the South... speech, food, people, mannerisms,
good old boys, rednecks, Southern Gentlemen, Southern Belles, Old Ladies
of the South, trailer trash, etc etc etc

Then, we moved to NC. She became a high school biology teacher for
a while, got good exposure to both rural and urban middle NC...

Came up to me one day and told me I was right. There IS a South.
She was particularly approving of good Southern cooking! :)

One difference I noticed was that in NC, groceries go in a bag. In WY,
it was a sack. And out where the horizon is distant, directions are
given in compass points, such as "go south for 2 miles, then head west on
Cow Patty Rd.." And it works! ;)
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:26 PM   #32
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Here in MA we call stores that sell liquor "package stores" when a friend of mine was vacationing she asked someone where she could find a "package" store. Her answer was "you mean like a UPS store?"
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:32 PM   #33
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That's because you have to go north from Florida to get to the South

Try this, y'all: Are You a Yankee or a Rebel? - alphaDictionary * Southern Accent Test

I was born in VA, but moved to MI at two and a half and lived there till age 22. Then DH and I moved to Norfolk (yes, he was in the Navy) and have lived there and next door in Portsmouth ever since. Yes, they do call it soda here; so do we now

My mom was born and raised near Richmond and I remember her saying "Where's the arn?" meaning iron, and "pillah," meaning pillow.
41 % Dixie here !
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:32 PM   #34
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Surprise!! Surprise!!! It said I was 100% Dixie! Who'd a thought it???

It ask if Robert E. Lee was my grand-father

No, but in a round about way I was named after him!
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:39 PM   #35
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That test brought up a few interesting questions. As young and rowdy teenagers (especially the boys I imagine), did you ever use toilet paper to “decorate" someone’s yard.....or have you at least heard of doing such? What was it called? Down here, we called it “Rolling”.
"We TP'd the principal's yard last night!"

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Also, the test mentioned a Drive-Thru Liquor Store! What the heck is that? I want one!!!! Where are those located?
Well, it's a convenience store that has a sort of tunnel through it. You drive in, someone comes to take your order, bring your stuff, take your money, and off you go There are some in northeastern NC: Would you like a Bud with those fries sir? - The Oyster

Look like they offering franchises: Brew Thru World Famous Outer Banks t-shirts beer wine beverages

Someone tried to open one in Virginia Beach, but the city council voted it down, because they want to promote a "family-friendly" beach.

This reminds me: My mom told me that the reason Norfolk, and sailors, got a bad reputation in the '50s and '60s is because restaurants and bars were not allowed to sell liquor by the drink - customers had to buy it by the bottle. Then, the sailors stationed on ships were not allowed to bring liquor on board, so they had to either drink it all or throw it away. Which do you think they chose?
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:39 PM   #36
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87% Dixie for me. And Uncle Bob, I actually do have a friend named Robert E. Lee. (I'll bet you do too. It's almost like a family name for southerners.)
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:42 PM   #37
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39% dixie which is funny since Ive spent more time in Georgia and Florida not Michigan and the great lakes
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:52 PM   #39
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Here in MA we call stores that sell liquor "package stores" when a friend of mine was vacationing she asked someone where she could find a "package" store. Her answer was "you mean like a UPS store?"
We call ‘em package stores too! We also call them liquor stores or ABC stores (because some of them are run by the State......Alabama Beverage Control, and they list ABC on the doors to show it is state operated).

Here’s a little anecdote about differences.....not just South to North but languages worldwide. I’ve got a friend in Germany, he was born and raised in Hamburg and still lives there today, and he speaks very good English. We were talking about something, and I asked him if such-and-such should be done. Since there was no clear cut and definitive answer, he said “Well the best answer to this would be, YO!”

I couldn’t help but laugh. Then he explained that in the German language (at least amongst his friends and peers anyway), when they have a “maybe” situation like this, they often say “Jein”! This is a combination of “Ja” for yes and “Nein” for no. So, he tried the same thing with yes and no in English and came up with YO!
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:53 PM   #40
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Well for all ya'll that scored sub 100% Just give er a little time and it'll rub off on ya even more! In the mean time ya'll..

Have Fun & Enjoy!!!
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