I reckon y’all are fixin’ to get back out to cutting. What y’all lack?
translation: I bet you are ready to get back to cutting. How much do you have left?
I’m fixin’ to close up shop because we’re fixin’ for a storm.
translation: I’m starting to close because we’re going to be getting a storm.
I hope I used these examples correctly. It’s almost like a whole new language down here. When we were out to eat, a guy said to us, “Y’all must be from up north. Sounds like the Dakotas.”
Busted! I reckon we have as much of an accent to y’all as y’all have to us.