Southern Drawl

United States
May 5, 2010 2:16am CST
Hey ya'll, I am from Texas and I have a prurty obvious accecent.. I use words like aint, yall, yonder ways, and backards... but it's just the way I talk.. It don't make me stupid.. In fact growing up I always did very well in English.. I was always nomitated for awards and things in this area.. but being prim and proper ain't me unless it need be.. But I get so dad gum tired of seeing TV shows and movies where they make Southern People out to be friggin morons.. In fact I watch a thing on TV about Anna Nicole Smith when she dies.. It just so happens that I live about 20 mins away from her home town.. On that documentary she it made those poor people in that town to be a bunch of inbred people who were missing their teeth and shoes.. Let me say we ain't like that
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• United States
6 May 10
I know what you mean. I'm from the south and it infuriates me the way Hollywood has warped people's minds regarding Southerners. "L'il Abner," "The Beverly Hillbillies," and "The Dukes of Hazard" have given the rest of the country the wrong idea about the South. Every area of the country has its own unique dialect, but this neither makes that area more intelligent nor less. When my grandmother got home from a visit to Europe, she said to one of her close friends, "I'm so glad to be home where they speak English." My grandmother's friend, who had just gotten back from a trip to New York, came back with, "I'm glad to be back home where they speak English." Some time back when one of my sisters, my brother and I were traveling through Pennsylvania, we stopped to get a bite to eat and I overheard some woman and immediately thought, I know why the blacks call us honk!es. That woman sounds like a goose. I've been to all but 3 states in the United States and I know there are wonderful, intelligent, kind-hearted people in every state. Neither your intelligence nor your character is based on where you're from, but on what you're taught and how you've been reared.
• United States
6 May 10
That makes me laugh.. the funny part is I love all those shows I just get annoyed with more of the current shows and like I said if you see a documentry on the South.. Holy crap we ain't got a lick of sense.. but when you mentioned those shows it was funny to me because I named my little girls really country names... Lilly Belle, is my oldest and Daisy May is my youngest... and my name is Sissy... but I love it I love being country I don't like being made out to be ignert (ignorant)
@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
5 May 10
Funny Thing! I'm from Ontario Canada, where I live and work for 7 months in the summer, then I go south (2000 miles) and spend 5 winter months in McAllen Texas, about 15 minutes north of the border with Mexico. My neighbors are Texans and they speak excellent English. We enjoy the Latinos who are bilingual in both English and Spanish. There are very few (morons) in Texas, and lots of Wintertexans live there in the winter.A WinterTexan in Texas, is the same as a Snowbird in Florida. I've never met a Texan who used "ain't," or any who were missing teeth and shoes but most do say "y'all," occasionally. Texas is a Great Place to go if you hate shoveling snow.
@manbir84 (135)
• India
7 May 10
You should not be bothered that what people think and say about you.You should be alm in your mind.Never mold yourself according to the people.You doesn't need to give clarification about yourself.Be happy and satisfied from your life.It is a secret of happiness.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
5 May 10
hi you are so right LillyBelle this is just stupidity on the part of documentarys, they love to make stereotypes which is so unfair. All my life I have had women friends who came from the south and none of them were inbred, or morons, or missing teeth. they may have had an accent but to me it was charming.Also I learned that as Midwesterner I too have an accent which I had never known before, I know that in the Midwest we do pronounce our r's and all of them in word. unlike many other people across the US.
@laglen (19779)
• United States
5 May 10
It is just another stereo type. Any body with half a brain that the south produces smart people too! My hubby is from Texas and has that ever so charming accent (I love it). He has an engineer brain but can charm the pants off me (literally). He is the smartest person I know but uses that accent disarm people. It has served him very well.
@redhotpogo (4435)
• United States
5 May 10
Its true. The media does portray southerners as stupid inbred racist people, when the truth is america is full of stupid inbred racist people of all colors. I've lived all over the united states. They are the same everywhere. Every state has its north and south, its east and west. and for those of you who have never been out of your town before, the north is mostly white people who are racist. the south is full of black people who are racist. Hollywood is full of ignorant trash.
@urbandekay (18308)
5 May 10
Speaking as an English man I will say I find your accent one of the more attractive of American accents so much more pleasant than the nasal whine of some areas state-side. all the best
@Jules01 (131)
5 May 10
Hey LillyBelleDaisyRose, You are not alone. Here in the UK we have similar problems. I live in the north of England and people often poke fun at our accents and make out that were stupid. When I think about it there are lots of accents that people make fun of. Hopefully not too many people believe the stereotype that accompanies the accent. I do understand what you mean by the texas accent, even though I live thousands of miles away. I never heard the one about missing teeth. You'll be pleased that I didn't respond with my own stereotypical accent. If I had it would have looked something like this: Eee bah gum lass, ah think thas alreit!