Thursday, April 1, 2010

Friday Favorites: Southern Accents

I know what you're thinking. It's Good Friday and my favorite should be Jesus. And it is. And He knows that (See? I even capitalized He to make sure He knew- see? Did it again!).
For Christians, Good Friday is the deepest, darkest reality that we really can't do it all. Jesus had to come to do it for us. That gift of grace is free only because He did. For that I am humbled, dejected and overwhelming thankful in the same breath. Something that's hard to put into words.

So today, I am not going to. (And it's technically Thursday for me anyway, so I won't go to Christians-who-wrote-about-something-different-than-Good-Friday-on-Good-Friday time out in Heaven. I'm pretty sure Heaven is free of time outs.)

My favorite this week is Southern Accents. Not the magazine (that I also loved when I "took" it; another Southern expression), the actual accent.

And since it wouldn't make a lick of sense (Wow! They just keep coming!) without me actually talking, here you have it! Why Southern Accents are one of my very favorite things:
(Um,  hello, Vimeo? Why did you pick this frame to freeze my face upon? I REALLY don't look like this. PROMISE.)


Friday Favorites: Southern Accents from The Other Mama on Vimeo.

I hope you all have a fabulous and Spirit-filled Easter weekend!



30 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yay.... I linked first! I finished my post about an hour ago and was trying to catch up on my blog reading when I saw your post in my dashboard.

BTW, I'm still waiting on that video to load...It must be slow...

Janna said...

I'm sooo glad you made a video! I made one this week too but yours if so much funnier.

Myra said...

Hillary, I just love you! :)

CR said...

LOVE IT! SO TRUE! Great explanation!

Jessica said...

I love your accent! I never think I sound very southern until I hear a recording of myself and then I am like who is that hick? (Bless her heart!) It is a great thing to be able to turn it on or off to suit your audience.

Jen @ Little Bit This n That said...

The fact that you are so serious as you say these things makes it even more hilarious! I love southern accents. I'm going to Nashville in a few weeks and I hope to pick one up! Is that allowed?

Dawn said...

i'm not a big video clicker, but i am so happy i clicked yours today! must have had something to do with your freeze-frame face :) you crack me up! and i love love loved your video.

mary bailey said...

Oh, shoooot! Do you know how much you sounded just like a pothole?

(Please tell me you get this reference.)

Darby said...

You are SO hilarious! Justin and I watched it together.... I want to know if you're going to Aunt Wanda's lake or wake!?? Thanks Hil, you made my morning!

Angela Pea said...

Whoo-hoo!! You're adorable, Hillary!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Just yesterday I admitted on facebook that I am carrying triplets. One in my belly and one in each thigh!

Thanks for explaining the nuances of "y'all." I know there are some misguided folks up north who needed that.

Y'all have a good Easter weekend!

Rachel Olsen said...

Happy Easter to all yall in the Other Mama house (and belly)!

Suz said...

Oh, you made my morning, Hillary!
I'm also a big fan of ya'll, but I need to work "Bless her heart" and "God love her" into the rotation as well. :) Happy Easter!

Jenny said...

You crack me up, but all of it is Oh so true! Sometimes people tell me I don't even sound like a Southerner anymore, which I can take offensively at times if I'm feeling particularly Southern-proud that day. :) Happy Easter!!

Rachel @ CrazyTown said...

Love southern accents too. I tried to tone mine down when I lived in Florida for a while but now that I'm in an southern state, Tennessee, I can let it all hang out. One of my favorite southern sayings is "Well, isn't that nice". That can be said for anything good or bad.

Rochelle said...

haha, very nice!

happy Easter, Jesus is Risen!!! :)

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

I just peed myself a little. Stop making me laugh like that!

oh amanda {impress your kids} said...

Ahh! I adore southern accents. Too bad you can't find a good one in Hollywood!

(I can't see the video, but when the kids aren't pulling on me, I'll figure it out!)

I linked up my fave Easter/Resurrection crafts we've done this week! :)

Staci said...

Oh girl, this is too funny! "Ya'll" is such a practical word! I just don't see how people DON'T use it. You are too cute!

Rebekah said...

Right on the money! :)

Lori said...

As a Northerner I have to say that your accent is super cute! One Southern phrase I love is *fixin'*. I only lived in Dallas for a year and I still say it from time to time. Love it! :)

Happy Easter!

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, why do videos always freeze at the goofiest times???

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

That's EXACTLY what I thought you would sound like!!!

Beth said...

I LOVE this. You had me laughing! Thanks for sharing your favorite things about Southern Accents. I think that Christ would want us to find joy, even on Good Friday, so thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Hillary, you are so dang cute!

servantsheart.wordpress.com said...

I was born in Ohio. When I was ten, my dad said that we were moving to South Carolina. My first question..."Are we going to move far enough South for me to talk funny?" And, for the record, we did.

Also...just for future reference...the yankee equivalent for y'all is youins...or yuns...or...okay, so I don't know exactly how to spell it...but anywho.

Love you!

Melissa @ The Littlest Lobo said...

Oh Hillary, loved the video! Just now got a chance to watch. I especially enjoyed your explanations and examples of y'all. You did forget to point out the proper spelling, though:
Y apostrophe ALL, because it is a contraction of You All. Bugs me so much when people put the apostrophe after the a!

Don't forget about "fixin' to!" Very southern phrase, that Northerners don't get!

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

You are just too cute! I love Southern accents and all the fun terms. I grew up in Washington state (a southern gal asked me once "Washington... is that over on the other side??" (bless her heart)) - but I live in SC now and love the South so much... the accents, the history, and the sweet tea! :) What's not to love?

Tami said...

I hate that I have been so overwhelmed with work and life that I have missed all of your wonderful posts. I am making a commitment here forward that even if I am still not able to post on my personal blogs, I need to come visit you each morning with my cup of coffee.

I was thinking I was too late to this party to post a comment...but then I saw 2 dated 4/6...so decided I could slip one in!

My favorite southern dictionary sound bite is 'fixin'! To be used when one is about to do something as in "I'm fixin' to make dinner" Not to be confused with "I'm fixing dinner". I was 22 years old before I realized this was a word reserved only for those of southern roots. This realization came when a coworker asked me what it means.

Donna said...

That is hilarious- and you look so beautiful! I'm just catching up on my blog-reading. LOVE the monogramming idea- love the collapsible basket dealy and think any baby stuff is presh- especially john johns and jumpers. Love, D

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