[Homestead] Chicken door nomenclature
lurine at softcom.net
Sat Jan 13 23:54:50 EST 2007
I had the opposite problem. I had a nanny from Georgia (back in the day, as
the kidlets say, a babysitter who came to your home was called a nanny). I
had an accent so thick you could cut it with a knife. First day at school
and the teacher does the "now stand up and tell us your name" and then
because there was a Naval base and the projects for ex-servicemen, she asked
where we were from.
Nasty old woman sent me home with a note pinned to my dress! She flat
refused to believe me when I told her I was born in SF and raised in
Humboldt County, CA!
I have to be real careful because folks are inclined to think you are making
fun of them when you aren't from the South and suddenly you're "y'all-ing"
and "dahling-ing" and so forth and so on but it comes right back in full
force if I'm around anyone with an accent for more than about 15 minutes.
----- Original Message -----
From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> Well, of course, I did, too, but I lost it for a spell while in college
> and just after. As you know, Emory is full of New Yorkers who didn't
> make it into Harvard, and I later worked at a computer firm where I was
> the ONLY Southerner...almost everyone was from NY, NJ, and MA...there
> was one guy, Louis, who introduced me to Lacrosse and was funny as
> hell...Louis was from Wisconsin, the first person I ever met from that
> state. I lost my accent to the point that people would ask me where I
> was from..they thought I was from the Midwest. (And by the way folks,
> those around here consider Colorado the Midwest...places like Ohio and
> Illinois are "up north" :)
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