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the language of the south

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.

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