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Friday, May 8, 2009

I'm Such a Tease

Hey ya'll...yep I live in Mississippi now and that is how I say "hey you guys"...actually I don't say "ya'll" ever and actually feel like I stamp a sign on my forehead that reads "NOT FROM HERE" when I do say things like "how are you guys today" or "do you guys need any help?"...so to fit in I might sometimes try and put a "hey ya'll" out there just to show everyone I can "hang" down here...but it ends up sounded more like "hey yuhUHuhall"...as I stumble across the word because I immediately feel like an impostor when saying it...so for now I am going to stick with my "Your not from here, are you?" vocabulary until I can pull off speaking Southern...it is a real dialect...believe you me.

But I realized I all of the sudden had a surge in visitors to my blog since yesterday and I didn't understand why....then I realized that I had posted a button for my friend Desi's Etsy shop and wrote a little blurb...but after the button didn't work I immediately deleted the blog...so I thought I should at least say "Hey Yaaaaaaa'll" to those who stopped by and apologize for you just seeing the same old too close up, too big picture of my face below:)

Hope all is well! ( I don't think spellcheck speaks Southern either)


Shawn and Megan Atwood said...

Hey Laura! (you should do a mater cake for Carter's birthday! Does he like cars?) Glad you still say hey you guys:)

julie said...

Hahah! Yeah, I was like, where did that blog go?! Glad everything is okay.

Carrie said...

I totally connect with ya'll. I could never do it. It would have sounded weird coming from my lips...but it's easy to write! I checked your blog...then I was angry at Blogger for saying that you posted something when you changed your mind.

The Dayley Fam said...

Sheesh! Here I am searching for a new post thinking maybe it's my computer that isn't working rigt.

Cristina said...

I feel EXACTLY the same way! I always try to throw a "y'all" or a "how are ya, honey?" out there to fit in with the Southerners, but it always comes out weird since I feel self-conscious in all my northern Yankee imposter-ness. I TOTALLY know what you're talking about.

It gets even weirder and more comical when I try to converse with all the Puerto Ricans around here, using their Spanglish slang and greetings. Let me tell you, even though my dad grew up in Spain, and I'm used to hearing him throw Spanish-isms around.... I sound completely ridiculous when I try to use them and fuse them with Puerto Rican flavor. LOL! I've come to realize that I am incapable of casually throwing around terms like "mami" and "papi" without sounding like a total weirdo. (I find, however, that for some reason I LOVE being called "mami" by my Puerto Rican friends!)

Des said...

hahahaha it is so true. a real dialect. we went to AL for a funeral- and I was blown away. loud sassy women with that accent...don't mess with them!
Thanks for trying! haha, I did fix the whole button problem. It should be sinch now.