Surprise, y'al

I don't know why I'm continually surprised to find that my children have Southern accents. (And I don't want to hear from people who insist that because Florida is "south" of Georgia that its part of the South. Florida accents aren't really "southern"). I'm talking about an accent that is so thick you could cut it with a knife, extra syllables and all. Slow and round, just right. I noticed that my son pronounces "hi" as "haiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii". I suppose they get it from me because I'm the one they see 24/7. It could be worse. I could have been from New Jersey.

In college I had one Northern friend that had a strong Southern accent, just like one from the Carolinas. I was shocked to find that he had never lived there. It turns out that his mother worked from home. To keep him busy, she'd put him in front of the television for hours at a time. No one else was talking to him, so he talked to the TV. Since it kept him happy, she'd record several hours of his favorite show and just let it run and run and run. He ended up sitting in the floor watching hours of AndyGriffith (Mayberry). It took them awhile to realize he had an unusual accent. Now, THAT'S an example of bad-parenting :)


Southern accent's are very long as they learn proper grammer, don't worry! :)

Sheilah | 04/04/2004 - 11:50 PM

Where o' where is Lucy???

Sheilah | 04/11/2004 - 05:39 AM

Thanks for the link to this page

Jon Huron | 11/04/2004 - 03:39 PM
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