March 20, 2004
All you English majors or intelligent human beings (the few that you are): Here is what you don't want to do...that is unless you have an inclination to sound like Jeff Foxworthy, the Beverly Hillbillies, Huck Finn, southwestern PA or a certain state or group of states to the south.
Personal experience with hillbillydom:
"Can I have 3 pokes?" an elderly gentleman asked me at County Market.
In my confusion, I asked again. He said the same thing.
I thought, okay...people ask some weird things. I had no idea what he meant, so I took it literally.
Before I reached over the register to start jabbing him in the arm, I finally realized what he was talking about--brown paper bags. Apparently the poke is also a Hillbilly term here.
Posted by Amanda Cochran at March 20, 2004 3:06 PM
You should live here. They are always afixin to do something.One day one woman said she needed to go to the toy store but could not remember the name of it. The other woman said "Toys be we"If some one looks puny they mean sick. Aporch is called a shed. Miss. is 50 years behind.
My grandmother says "worshington" (sound it out) instead of "Washington." In fact, she's always said "worsh your hands before dinner" and things of that nature. Is it a dialect? ;^)
My Grandma Ulery once said, "Get the olio out of the refrigerator."
I looked for at least ten minutes and I didn't find anything with 'olio' on it.
Never did I think that meant butter. :)
It's spelled "oleo" actually. My great grandma used to call it that. ;^)
I -just- noticed that you have a link to Homestarrunner.com on your blogroll.
"SO good!" :^) mwhahaha.
sorry, that was really random. *shrug* It's another comment, what do you care?! ;^)
What is polk salad ...
Good thing he wasn't asking for 3 polk salads, because that would be ... odd?!