Hi everyone! It’s me, Dori. *wavy paws*
Like my purrrty dwess? *twirls*
Today I’d like to teach ya’ll how to speak Southern.
I was borned in Mississippi. That makes me a natural born Southern belle.
Here in the South we say things like:
Fixin’ to – when you are about to do something
Be back directly – Shortly, pretty soon, before long; adequate description of living on Southern time
Sit a spell – come sit down for a little while
Over yonder – over there
Precious – describing something cute…sometimes describing something pathetic
Bless her heart – phrase used by Southern women to excuse themselves for speaking ill of someone else. i.e “She’s so dumb, she could throw herself on the ground and miss… Bless her heart!”
Well, I’ll be – An exclamation of surprise.
ya’ll – A contraction best illustrated in this picture:
Anyway! I thought it might be fun for those of you not borned in the South to transcribe the following:
M R ducks
M R not ducks
O S A R
C M wangs
L I B
M R ducks
Now I will shake my paw at you if you hurry up and peek at my video translation before you make a worthy attempt to transcribe my Lesson on how to Speak Southern.
After you’ve given it an honest attempt…then you may view my video.
Thanks so much for playing along, pals!
Love ya’ll! Dori