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Southern Verbiage

Having recently moved to the South (from IL to TN), I have definitely noticed some differences between southern vocabulary and northern vocabulary. Here are a few of the words and phrases that I have heard that are definitely southern.

buggy (n.) – shopping cart

Knoxvull (n.) – Knoxville; note: any city name ending in -ville is pronounced as -vull

Krystal (n.) – an alternative to White Castle with equally greasy and questionable food

fixin’ to (v.) – getting ready to, preparing for, about to; example: “He is fixin’ to go to the store.” (more…)


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