If I had a “signature outfit”, it would be this one. And I love that I have a baby bump to dress. I find it quite fun.
By the end of the day my bump is quite round. It’s so strange that in the morning it’s easy to hide, and by nighttime I stare at myself when I’m brushing my teeth thinking “well dag ‘on” <—that’s my attempt to sound southern. I picked it up from my southern hubby.
Speaking of accents, I really wonder what this baby will sound like. I feel as though pregnancy has brought out my northern roots. I hear myself sounding more northern than usual (which I secretly love. I love sounding northern in the south). And while my husband is a “southerner”, from Virginia, he doesn’t have a thick accent. At all. It’s kind of neutral.
However, he did come chock full of southern phrases and those have been a blast to try to figure out through the years.
Let’s go through some, shall we? I will need to teach my child what these mean. Or perhaps it will be innate since he/she does have southern blood too.
“I’ll get up with y’all later”
northerner: you will wake up from a nap with your friends later
southerner: I will get together with you later. Perhaps I will call you. Or send you a text. I will make some sort of contact with you later.
“Well dag ‘on”
northern: well dang. wow. well, geez.
southern: well, dang. wow. well, geez.
“I might could do that”
northern: ::confusion:: might and could kind of mean the same thing there.
southern: I will not completely commit, but I will give you much hope that I may possibly/probably do that.
“Cut on the lights”
northern: take a pair of scissors and cut the lights until they come on.
southern: turn on the lights.
“She was so ill!”
northern: she was very sick. Perhaps on her death bed.
southern: she had a crappy attitude. she was rude.
“That’s the berries!”
northern: those are berries.
southern: that is awesome!
“He was being ugly”
northern: He could not help that he looked ugly.
southern: He was being mean/rude/disrespectful.
“I use-ta could”
northern: no idea.
southern: I used to be able to _______.
“Baaaahhhh” northern: the sound of a sheep. southern: bye! (I do this) Well this took a different turn than I was expecting. I’ll claim “pregnancy brain”. *I loved reading all your responded to the southern phrases I shared “definitions” to in yesterdays post! I realized after the fact that I totally made my husband sound like a southern woman. He doesn’t say half of these things. Once I got the ball rolling with the first phrase (which he does actually say), it became a generic “southern phrase” post. AND I can’t believe I left out “fixin’ to”. That’s a huge one.