If you're new around these parts, you may not know that I'm from a super small town where my parents and grandparents grew up.
I love my sweet town for a million reasons (a few of which I wrote about here), but one of them has to be the fact that we tend to phrase things a little differently than city folk do. :)
After having spent almost a week straight with my dad, I learned a few things I hadn't heard before and I thought I'd share the love. And the redneck.
"of a morning"
E.g. "I like to have my coffee of a morning."
My dad didn't even realize that he'd been saying this, and he couldn't explain why he didn't just say "every morning." It makes me giggle every time I think about it.
E.g. "I wouldn't give a plum nickel for that overpriced shrimp."
Does anyone know if a plum nickel is a real thing, or is this something we Josephineans made up? To Google I shall go...
E.g. "I could go for some Vie-een-ey sausages right about now."
Nope, not Vienna. It's Vie-een-ey. We're really classy, y'all.
E.g. "I'm sure as hell not going to use someone else's loofie when I shower."
To be fair to other southerners, I think Daddy just didn't know that it was really called a loofah. But I laughed at him (loudly) nonetheless.
E.g. "Those squirrels keep throwing those damned agerns down into my yard."
Again, not acorns. Agerns. This is probably another Daddy original (and I've made fun of him about this one for years, actually), but it might be my favorite.
I feel certain there are more, but I'm afraid I might overwhelm you if I don't stop now.
Now, go enjoy some Vie-een-ey sausages, would you? ;)