to Research your
Southern Foster Family
Things I have learned since living in the
South Eastern United States that might help you
understand what we mean by what we are saying and you think you are hearing.
A Possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road. Some folks Eatum!
"Onced" and "Twiced" are words.
It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.
"Jaw-P" means "Did ya'll go to the bathroom?"
People actually grow AND eat okra.
Fixinto" is one word.
There is no such thing as "lunch". There is only dinner and then there is supper.
Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!
Backards and forards means "I know everything about you."
The word "Jeet" is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"
You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is.
You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM VIRGINIA IF:
You measure distance in minutes.
Y'all understand these jokes and so forward them to your friends (and those who just wish they were, ya hear?)
Wikipedia definition of Southern American English