Monday, October 4, 2010

Define "Normal"

We spent Friday and Saturday down south for a family reunion. Saturday morning we went to a fast food restaurant to get some food. The nice girl who took our order had a rather thick southern accent. Polly for some reason found this quite amusing. I suppose hearing the word "fish" turned into a three syllable word is kind of funny.

I mildly rebuked her for laughing. "If you had been born in Tennessee instead of Ohio, you might talk like that," I pointed out. (Remember, I was raised for most of my young life in Tennessee. And yes, my own accent was decidedly more southern back then than it is now.)

"I used to sound just like that," Prince Charming added. This is undeniable fact as there is video evidence of Prince Charming sounding very much like our fast food drive through worker.

Polly thought about that for a moment. A short moment.

She wasn't stumped for long, surprising us with this comment: "And then you learned to talk normal."

My apologies to all our southern friends and family.

2 comments:

Karabeth Baptist Homeschool said...

You really must tell her some of the Aunt Princess tails er tales. :)

Vicky said...

If you heard my sister speaking, compared to me, you would NOT believe the difference! She is a Kentucky Woman all the way! I guess since she was the youngest when we moved to KY it influenced her more. My brother has a bit of a KY accent, too, however, now that I think about it! I was 10 and it just didn't seem to "rub off" onto me!

Can't beat that southern hospitality, however!

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