Lol, you'ze guys sleigh me!
Now that I think on it the 'you guy's I picked up was from Ohio which I reckon is technically a mid-western state. When I first moved to Georgia I was considered a Yankee from the north. They don't seem to care where in the 'northern' latitude states you're from. A Yankees a Yankee, lol.
It's rather amusing sometimes because some northern or Midwestern peoples can't tell exactly where I'm from. I am married to a mid-westerner and he has influenced my speech as well.
Pattie, were you old enough when you moved to Mississippi to feel the culture shock! I had such a hard time in school at first because I did not understand what the teacher was saying half the time, lol. And I didn't understand why there were different water fountains in public places.
I love to hear all the different ways people have of saying the same thing. Such a wonderful diversity of language.
I did a small bit of research once about where our American language came from. I had never realized that the British Iles has sooo many different dialogs and nuances and that you can trace here in the US where the people originated from in the UK. Fascinating stuff.
To the Cloaked One, I have been watching the tv show, Sarah Palin's Alaska. I LOVE all the beautiful scenery and animals. My hubby and I were considering taking a cruise there this year. However, I would dearly love to see England as well. There is so much history there. I love museums, old towns and local flora and fauna. And, of course, I'd love to meet Tom.