Wednesday, January 30, 2013

From a true southern

I wanted to share two videos that my daughter sent me.  As she put it "I swear Mom, I have heard you or some of your friends say every one of these things at some time or another." As a matter of fact they all sounded so normal to me I wasn't sure why anyone thought they were funny.  I did send these to some friends - had one of my yankee girlfriends asking for an interpreter for one or two saying.   So if you want to know what I sound like and some of the things I say - here you go.

And one it didn't exactly say that I told Mollie was the three ways southern women say no.

First there's "No." This means I don't want to, but you could probably change my mind.

Next come "Hell no." This means I really don't want to, but there is still a slight chance you could change my mind.''

And finally there's "OH, HELL NO!" Which means it AIN'T going to happen!

Written by PK at 5:30 PM



At 2:11 AM, Blogger Fondles said...

Ooh that was fun to watch. Im asian n the only experience ive had w a southern accent is from watching true blood on the telly!

At 2:21 AM, Blogger SmilingBelle said...

PK, I just love these! I am from the south as well and so I have said or at least heard all of these sayings:) thanks for sharing!


At 5:03 AM, Blogger Roz said...

LoL, thanks PK. My only experience with a southern accent is from watching TV as well. I tell ya, sometimes I need to get me an interpreter LoL


At 5:19 AM, Blogger Florida Dom said...

Enjoyed the three definitions of no although I don't remember thinking you have a southern accent.


At 8:09 AM, Blogger Paul said...

some of that language round me, would get you spanked. LOL!
I note, non were said around their menfolk.
Love and warm hugs,

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

very cute :-) People might need an interpreter for the accent up in my part of the world too...but fortunately I grew up in a small town, not in the city, and so I do not have an accent. Hugs, Terps

At 10:29 AM, Blogger ians mrs said...

I loved these PK - in Canada we haven't got pretty accents....we all sound like hockey players.

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Thanks for sharing PK - I grew up with women just like these. ;)


At 10:10 PM, Blogger PK said...

You need to come on down and experience the real thing!

At 10:14 PM, Blogger PK said...

Aww yes! You know how accurate these are then!

At 10:16 PM, Blogger PK said...

I've been told I have a southern accent - I'm not ever sure there is such a thing. I sure don't hear an accent when I speak, LOL! But I have told LJ he can't come home if he begins sounding like a yankee!

At 10:17 PM, Blogger PK said...

You're right. I sound like everyone else around here.

At 10:19 PM, Blogger PK said...

That makes me want to run over to the UK and cuss in front of you! LOL, a girl can dream can't she?

At 10:26 PM, Blogger PK said...

I think more people like to hear a southern accent than a northern one. Glad you got it all.

At 10:27 PM, Blogger PK said...

LOL! Not sure what a hockey player sounds like, I've never met one.

At 10:27 PM, Blogger PK said...

Then you know. I think a lot of people think we're kidding.

At 10:48 PM, Blogger Rogue said...

ROFL! I saw wayyy too much of my life in these. My favorite is Bless your Heart! I've taught Christina that it's our way of softening the brutal truth...or getting away with a terrible insult. My Canadian friend called me a few nights ago, had something to SAY and when she ended it with Bless Her Heart, I thought I'd die from laughing!
Thanks for sharing, PK! HUGS!!

At 11:15 PM, Blogger PK said...

Oh and that is sooooo true. All you need to say the most horrible things in the world is a big smile and a 'bless their heart.'

At 11:28 PM, Blogger Minelle Labraun said...

Like I said, my mom's family is from down South.
I have heard all the 'lady like' Southern sayings. LOL
Thanks for the laugh at the end of a stressful day.

At 4:57 AM, Blogger ronnie said...


Thanks for sharing. Maybe I was a Southerner in another life as I understood a lot of what the girls were saying:)

I'm not s------g (we hear that here but some put a "you" at the end. Bless your Heart. is another one.

I don't understand some of our UK accents.


At 8:24 AM, Blogger Hermione said...

Hey, they all sound just like Paula Deen! I loved the videos.


At 9:28 AM, Blogger Kady said...

All sounded PERFECTLY NORMAL to me, so what's all they hype???? Except, I say "don't get your drawers in a wad." And "Over yonder," and my Granny always thought something that smelled bad "smelled worse that a poe cat."

I've mellowed out my accent, but after I've been back for a visit withing a couple of hours my accent is in full swing. It takes about a week to fade and my family goes NUTS!!!!!

Thanks for sharing this, I got a good laugh, but it REALLY did sound COMPLETELY normal. :)


At 1:04 PM, Blogger Blondie said...

I love these videos. I think that I must have been a southern belle in my previous life cause I know all those sayings and they can even spill out of my mouth when I am hanging around my friends from the south. But I am from California, born and raised. We don't have accents here. We just say what we want to say, look like we want to look and here in California, we have the best of all worlds. (Still think that I must be some kind of southern belle though)

At 3:33 PM, Blogger New Bea said...

Oh my Ga-wd...this shi-it is fuuuuunnnny. Think they were exaggeratin any? I do say fixin to, Didya eat yet, bless her heart, and oh hell no...we like to say that it is hotter than a sinner on Sunday. I just love when my kids come home from school and they are supposed to count syllables in words and they add one every time:)
Thanks for this!

At 5:02 PM, Blogger ians mrs said...

That is kind of interesting because I picked up "bless her/their/your/his/ etc.. hearts" from my dear mom...."
I read a thesis once that the celtic people that settled in the southern United States and the celtic people that settled in other northern areas retained traces of their customs and language and it is still in evidence today.
Although my mum was Canadian, she was a scot and had many saying that I didn't hear in other people's parents like:
"what in Sam hill?"
"bless your heart" (in response to anything)
and lots of others....
It was food for thought.

At 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It all sounded perfectly normal to me! Of course most from the North don't realize that Bless your heart is redneck for your stupid, or glad were not in your shoes! LOL too funny.


At 7:35 PM, Blogger TL Bucko said...

The number of those that have come out of my mouth is frightening, and my momma has said even more.

At 10:34 PM, Blogger PK said...

That's cool about the Celtic. I really think it just shows that we are all more closely related than we think.

At 10:36 PM, Blogger PK said...

Mollie has a very pronounced southern accent. LJ on the other hand got rid of his as soon as he realized he had one - about the age of eight or so. But these sure did tickle me.

At 10:37 PM, Blogger PK said...

It's surprising to me how many different accents come out of the UK. I doubt I'd get them all.

At 10:38 PM, Blogger PK said...

LOL, I guess we do. Sure wish I'd got her cooking ability rather than her accent.

At 10:40 PM, Blogger PK said...

Exactly!! It's just what people say. For me if I'm talking to a guy it's 'Don't get your drawers in a wad.' It it's a girl - panties! And yes it all sounded normal to me.

At 10:41 PM, Blogger PK said...

I much prefer southern accents to Vally girl, so I'll be hearing you talk southern in my mind from now on.

At 10:43 PM, Blogger PK said...

Not exaggeratin' at all. One of my friends at school always says "She was sweating like a whore in church'. I like being colorful!

At 10:45 PM, Blogger PK said...

Yeah and we really shouldn't give Yankee's access to all our secrets, then they'll realize when we're insulting them.

At 10:46 PM, Blogger PK said...

LOL I think it really tickled Mollie to realize I'd said them all, and I have no doubt she will too.

At 12:03 AM, Blogger Christina said...

OMG, those are so funny! It's almost like y'all in the South have a language of your own!

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Belle L said...

I live in the South, and I've heard most of 'em sayin's either here or yonder. I've seen men after church services, pull a rifle bullet out of their coat pocket to discuss their deer huntin' story. I've prayed for a friend's dad who was in ICU after falling out of a deer stand. I've sat in a doctors office with my husband waiting for the doc and him to discuss where they went fishin', before any discussion on why we were there. ETC. ETC. There ain't no place like the South! - Bless Y'alls hearts that are unfortunate enough to live somewheres else. -Belle L.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger PK said...

That's because we don't want 'outsiders' a knowin' what we're sayin'!

At 9:25 AM, Blogger PK said...

How very true, so sad for those not able to live here. You sure never hear of people retiring and moving north!

At 10:36 AM, Blogger April said...

Omg! I say all that! I love this! Even showed my honey and my mama! I've been in the south my entire life and never realize there is so much difference til I watch or read stuff like this.. :) gotta love the south :)


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