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Unbeingknowesttome--yep that is a word in the mountains of Virgina. Definition--they did it behind my back. I thought I had heard them all. I heard it a month ago than again on Sunday and fell over laughing.
-- Joel Rosen (JoelnBecky@webtv.net), April 08, 2002
Hey Joel, I think that is in the dictionary! Hear it all the time around here. Daryll
-- Daryll in NW FLA (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2002.
In Texan, it sounds more like "unbeknownstome"
-- mary (email@example.com), April 08, 2002.
I grew up here in Dixie and still try to find the correct spelling for "youwoanto" every so often :>)
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2002.
Jay, it s--Uwan2
-- Joel Rosen (JoelnBecky@webtv.net), April 09, 2002.
Thanks, I knew I couldn't find it in the "y" section :>)
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (email@example.com), April 09, 2002.
Around here it's spelled "juana" sometimes "djywanna". There are no "g"'s at the end of any word. G's may exist only at the beginning and middle of any word. This is one of the major keys to understanding the local dialect.
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 09, 2002.
i don't consider virgina to be much of a southern state. yeah, i know y'all succeeded, but it's not traditional south. i'm up here in here in kentucky for school... and trust me... this ain't the south! they ain't even got sweet tea up here!! so for all y'all who wanna know if you're from the "south" here ya go: Alabama (whoo-hoooo!!!!!), Mississippi, Georgia, South/North Carolina, Texas (although they're becoming very much an add-on Mexico!!), Arkansas. and PARTS OF: panhandle Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee That's it... if ya ain't listed, ya ain't southern... sorry
-- Heather Lynn (BamaHick22@yahoo.com), September 29, 2002.
f you... i'm from ol' virginia and i'm a southerner... i was born in the capital of the confederacy...tell me that aint southern.
-- ryan (email@example.com), February 25, 2003.
Now, folks, we don't wanna start no mud-slingin' about who is and who ain't Southern.
Virginia is a fine state and R.E. Lee was a fine man.
If you are, you know it. If you ain't, I feel sorry for you. :)
-- Will From Alabama (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2003.
Me thinkit thet Heather is a fine gurl...Alabamy all the way!
-- Scott Shaw (email@example.com), March 31, 2003.
I'm from the South, but I've travelled widely. In fact, I've been so far north the yankees didn't even know what grits wuz. Talk about ignerant. And none of 'em could tho' a ball.
-- Chuck Brink (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 2003.
Hey. I'm from Brooklyn, New York. I'm working on a short story and one of the characters is from the south. I'm looking for a very southern nickname for a male. Any ideas?
-- Jessamyn (email@example.com), May 13, 2003.
Jess! "Billybob", "Cletus", "Ole Roy".
-- moe (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 13, 2003.
How could that list of Southern states have left out Louisiana?
Come'on now --
-- Paul Robichaux (email@example.com), August 25, 2003.
Bubba is a good ole southern nickname. Wanda from Pacolet, SC
-- Wanda B. (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 15, 2003.
HEY YALL IM FROM BALTIMORE MARYLAND WERE BELOW THE MASON DIXON LINE AND THIS IS WHERE OUR BOYS AND OUR TROOPS WAS FIGHTIN AT ALOT AND WE WERE CONSIDERED UNION,NORTH. BUT BEING BELOW THAT MASON DIXON LINE THIS IS VERY MUCH THE SOUTH TOO, SUGAR GALORE TEA, WE DRINK WOODER, HAVE CRAYFISH, DADDY LONG LEGS, LOVE, CORNBREAD, FRIED DOUGH, CROCK POTS, SHRIMP, CRABS, MACARONI N CHEESE, BISCUITS, USA FLAGS, CONFEDERATE FLAGS, HUSH PUPPIES, HAVENT SEEN NONE OF EM AH ROUN HEAH EITHER, WHATUSAY, U SAY THAT LIKE THAT, OTHER NATIONALITIES FLAGS BESIDES THE WHITE AND BLACK PEOPLES FLAGS THAT BEEN HERE FOR A WHILE BURRIED IN THE GROUND, JEWS, CHRISTIANS, PHARAKAN MUSLIMS, BLACK COLLEGES, HATE FOR PITTSBURG NEW YORK AND ANYBODY ELSE WERE PLAYIN. THEN THERES THE MOTIVATED LAZY PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT THINK THERE TOO GOOD TO EVEN BUDGE TO BE BOUT SOMETHING. THEN AGAIN WE CAN TALK WITH THE BEST OF EM. THEN AGAIN THE FRANCHISES ARE TAKEN OVER. YOU KNO THAT U CANT HAVE FIREWORKS HERE? JESUS AMEN.. I CANT TAKE IT NO MORE
-- YES MAM YES SIR (PEGLET42@AOL.COM), January 27, 2004.
ya'll fergit chitlins, cracklins, and shortnin bread, not to mention kluckers and rednecks that hollar "YEEHAW: git 'em boys"
-- lori coleman (email@example.com), February 19, 2004.
You also forgot Oklahoma. I mean I have never heard the English language so brutalized with Y'alls and I reckon than in Oklahoma. Historically it's culture is southern, and if the south had won the war Indian Territory (as Oklahoma was known then) would have been given to the confederacy.
-- George Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 17, 2004.
Virginia is the orginial Old South for little Bamma... Does richmond being the capital of the confederacy...the confederate cemetary being in virginia...robert E. Lee...sweet tea and soft shelled crabs not to mention some of the finest plantations ring a bell? you better think twice when you think whose all in the south and whose not because Virginia was the origination of the south
-- kate bradford (email@example.com), May 09, 2004.
I'm a Southerner, straight as an arrow. Right down from ole dixie. Norhteast Alabama.
-- Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 24, 2004.
Ryan, >" i was born in the capital of the confederacy"
If you surrendered, you ain't southern! I'm from the only State Capital that was never taken and never surrendered!
PS. All ya'll westerners who thinks you is southern, remember this, West of the Mississip don't count. Ya'll is western, not southern. Different food, different language.
-- Jed (email@example.com), June 15, 2004.
I thinks ya'll r bein hard on everybody tht aint actually born in the south. i lives in south florida but im still da'gon redneck, i dont care who ya r. may not got fields and farms every corner, but i stills live at the rodeo and i got my confederate flag on every belt and shirt thats i wear. dont go newhere without muh boots n cowboy hat, n ther aint nuthin better then a fine lookin cowboy. so even tho it aint in muh blood, its stills in my heart..so alls i gota say is GIT-R-DONE and GOD BLESS AMERICA and the confederacy!
-- Kristen (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 15, 2004.
hey yall, well im from Virginia but i moved down to s.florida when i was a young one and i still consider myself a southern bred gal my whole family is southern and i wouldnt have it any other way so when u wanna say ur not southern if ya live here kiss my ass cause thats exactly what im!! god bless America and the soldiers fightin 4 us!!
-- Sam (Xxsouthernbabe@aol.com), June 16, 2004.
I was just wondering if anyone has heard of the term: "Given ya down the road"... as in given you a hard time. I've been talking with a friend from North Carolina and they've used this term a few times. I laugh everytime I hear it. As in: I got sunburned and my doctor 'gave me down the road' for about 30 minutes. Just curious. Any other North Carolina slang that may help me in communicating with my friend would be really appreciated. Thanks.
-- Kim Ellis (Sillemik68@aol.com), July 11, 2004.
In the middle of North Carolina, we say "He gave him 'down in the country'. Also, if the highest percentage of your record (or CD) collection is made up of Skynyrd, 38 Special, Allman Brothers and Charlie Danials, you are a good 'ol Southern redneck in my book, no matter where you're from.
-- Stuart (email@example.com), July 13, 2004.
it ain't like yawll the only southeners in hea, i b southener 2, i stay in Southern Ukraine. Wat?
-- Bayan (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 2004.
I am from Southeast Texas...and whoever said we were turning mostly mexican is wrong...we say "awallago" as in A while ago....
Someone once ask me if i wasn't a Texan what would i be....I told them "ashamed"
-- Samantha (email@example.com), August 03, 2004.