Howdy Y’all

Write about whatever you’d like, but write using regional slang, your dialect, or in your accent.

Okay, so I don’t actually say howdy, but I do say y’all.  That is what happens when you spend the majority of your life in North Carolina.  Suddenly you realized that you’ve traded your “youse” for “y’all”.  I don’t even know when it happened.

I do remember however how much I got teased as a child because I sounded differently from everyone else.  I’m assuming at some point I started saying y’all because everyone else did.  As time passed I lost the majority of my NY accent, and today I don’t think I have much of an accent at all.  However, my son likes to call me out all the time for when I am sounding New York.  He’ll be like “Did you talk to Auntie Aprill today?  Because your accent is back and you are sounding New York again” lol.

There are certain words that I apparently say that he says sound New York on a regular basis, like the way I say fork, door, dog, etc.  I guess ‘O’ words in general.  I find that country accents are grating, so I am pretty sure I didn’t pick up a North Carolina accent.  I think I may have just balanced out my New York accent enough to where I Mostly don’t have one lol.

So where are you from?  Have you ever heard anyone tell you that you have an accent?  (BTW, people are used to hearing themselves talk all he time and don’t hear the accent, it is usually people from out of your region that hear it)

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18 thoughts on “Howdy Y’all

  1. I’m from the midwest and never really have anyone comment on my accent when I travel. The only time I did I was in Houston. I left my hotel and stopped for breakfast on my way to a meeting. The waitress was all “Howdy Sweetie” until I opened my mouth and she discovered I was from the north. Worst service ever after that! I didn’t give her a tip. But on the bill I wrote, get over it the south lost the war! Yes I was a bitch that day, Fortunately that doesn’t happen often.

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  2. BTW, I like your new theme. I was surprised to see it’s the Button theme, which I just switched to on Friday, only I don’t know how to customize it with a pretty header or anything. Yours looks great!

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    1. Thanks, I was working on it, probably while you were commenting lol. I’m glad you like it. It was time for a change. I was going to wait until the first of the year, but this one looks too good to wait for. I make my headers on you can add them by clicking customize under the personalize section. You can get to it by hovering over my sites on your blogs page.


      1. Thank you, I might have to see if I can make one. I like having seasonal photo headers but it looked awkward with the blog title above the header. I’ve been thinking of how I can add some seasonal touches. Probably I’m avoiding what I really should be doing, which is cleaning, laundry and preparing for Thanksgiving. Blog personalization is a great procrastinating tool. 🙂

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        1. You can remove the blog title information, it’s all under the customize section. Take your time and read through it. Yes, yes it is… I am supposed to be writing a paper and doing laundry. Instead I am updating my blog and watching DVR lol.

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  3. My family on my dad’s side was from North Carolina, so I grew up listening to that accent. My grandma said “Y’uns” instead of “Y’all” and everything was “over yonder.” I miss hearing my grandma and my aunts talk! My dad and uncles didn’t keep their accents.

    I think I need someone outside of the west coast to tell me how we sound out here! The only distinctive thing I notice is a lack of other accents.

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      1. It seems to me like we’re weirdly unaccented but I’ve often wondered if I’m just unaware since I’ve always lived here. I’m interested to hear anyone’s observations about it! 🙂

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        1. The East and Midwest were settled by a diverse group of people, which have direct affect on the areas accents. I don’t know enough about the West coast to comment, but I know that the few people I’ve met from there didn’t seem to have an accent. At least not to me. Lack of accent is good too though.


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