Awareness of Regional Variation

Bob Fitzke fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Mon Dec 4 21:35:42 UTC 2000

Is that AY-IS or AY-AHS?

"Donald M. Lance" wrote:
> >From one of those ubiquitous regional pride broadsides.
> Subject:  secrets to surviving life in the South
> 3)  Don't order a bottle of pop or a can of soda down here. Down here it's called Coke.
> Nobody gives a flying damn whether it's Pepsi, RC, Dr.Pepper, 7-Up or whatever -- it's
> still a Coke. Accept it. Doing otherwise can lead to an ass kicking.
> 9) Don't fake a Southern accent.  This will incite a riot, and you will get your ass
> kicked.
> 11) Yes, we know how to speak  proper English. We talk this way because we don't want to
> sound like you. We  don't care if you don't understand what we are saying.  All other
> Southerners understand what we are saying, and that's all that matters. Now, go away and
> leave us alone, or we'll kick your ass.
> DMLance

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