Archive for February, 2011
Southerners make up words ALL THE TIME. I don’t mean just re-phrasing things like The Civil War (what everyone in their right mind plus all the history books call it) into The War of Northern Aggression (you can’t quite get the affect by reading it if you are from the North–you need the Southern accent to say TWNA in the fully Southern Way–so much can be said with tone, right?)
It happened again tonight at the grocery store. Comment (phonetically, of course) with how you would pronounce this word:
Paul likes to joke that the kids get certain traits from me (like crabbiness and sloth).
I like to brag about the traits that I pretend they got from me (mad ball handling and piano playing skills, for example).
However, the argument became a self-fulfilling prophecy last night when we were proof-reading Anna’s homework. Back-story: the assignment was to make a sentence using each spelling word. One of her words this week is “wait.” Here is the sentence she crafted, including the punctuation:
I want McDonald’s… wait cancel that.
Where does she get this stuff from? (…hee hee….sheepish smile….)