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How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Postby Kelly » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:20 am

What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions in the link below to see your personal dialect map.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Postby Matt » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:20 pm

I want to know where it is that people say "Oh, the Devil is beating his wife outside today, better bring your umbrella."
And have those people locked up.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Postby Brenda » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:36 pm

That's uncanny. Given the number of different influences that I have/had, I really expected some ambiguity. Nope. Spot on.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Postby Kelly » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:57 pm

Matt wrote:I want to know where it is that people say "Oh, the Devil is beating his wife outside today, better bring your umbrella."
And have those people locked up.


Interesting. I didn't get that in a question.....seems everyone gets a bit of a different random mix of 25. But, as you could probably predict - this video confirms it's the South. :woo: :party: :drink:

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Postby L_G_D » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:45 am

I've heard that devil beating his wife thing, but didn't get that question. Same as the name for a mountain lion, the older folks up north who might use the devil-wife phrase also call a mountain lion a painter, but I never did. So, it's not just a southern thing. Anyway, it zeroed me in pretty good.

So, do any of you know what the phrases "Going to visit the widow" and "Going to see a man about a horse" mean? Since the activity they both refer to is pretty rare nowadays, in the strictest sense, not many people use it anymore. Well, the actual activity still occurs quite a lot, just the location and circumstance has changed.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Postby Kelly » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:43 am

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