Thursday, October 14, 2010

Where Ya'll From?

As I was writing my last post, it occured to me that some of you might not be aware that I lived in the south for 20 years. I've pretty much lived half my life in Minnesota and half my life in Florida. I was twelve when my parents, brother and I moved to Daytona Beach. Because Florida is sort of a melting pot and everyone there is from somewhere else, the first question people ask you is, "Where ya'll from?" Even if you aren't from Florida, after a few years you will pick up the accent. It will be as natural as if you always lived there. At first, when I met new people and they heard me speak, they would say, "Hoo wee! Where ya'll from?" Ya'll being just me. I didn't know what they were talking about. They were the ones who talked funny to me. When I replied "Minnesota," they would laugh and repeat it real sloooooow. Miiiineeesoooota. Funny. Yeah. Real funny. It wasn't until 20 years later when I returned to good ol' Minnesota, I understood what they were talking about. Ya'll talk funny! Just kidding. I returned with my southern accent and had to endure the same thing I went through when I moved to Florida. But, just like Florida, after awhile the Minnesota accent returned. Just as natural as if I always lived here. So, if in some of my posts, I sound like a silly hillbilly, it's all in fun. There will always be a little touch of Southern Redneck in me. Just like there will always be a little touch of Northern Blueneck in me. I've got the best of both worlds!
Ya'll come back now! Ya hear?
Yah. For sure....

Blueneck is the opposite of Redneck. Go ahead. Google it!! :)