Another wanna be southerner here ;)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Guest, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi everyone! I'm Kristen. I actually work for Zoints also, but when David told me about this forum I had to come check it out.

    I've always had this fascination with the South. I think maybe I watched gone with the wind too much as a kid or something! :laugh: Have always wanted to live there, so maybe I can live vicariously through all of you. :wink2:

    Anyway, seems like a great community here and I look forward to getting to know you! (I SO won't try to pull off y'all...I never could with my New Jersey accent hehehehe)
  2. southernlady

    southernlady Regular Member

    Apr 30, 2005
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    :welcomeboard: Kristen, and glad you joined. One of my admins is from NJ. So not all of us are southerners... :Coopwink:

    Pull up a chair and make yourself at home. Liz

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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Awww, thanks Liz :) I'm also an Arizonan these days, so I suppose that sort of counts...hehehe.
  4. Reddie

    Reddie Regular Member

    Apr 30, 2005
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    Welcome, Kristen! I'm the admin from New Jersey...Bayonne. Where are you from?

    This is a wonderful place to hang out. We have a great group of people who are just so nice to talk to. We offer an ear if you have something you need to vent about or a shoulder to lean on if you need support.

    I hope you come in often and check us out.

  5. Michelle

    Michelle Regular Member

    Nov 1, 2005
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    And some of us aren't even from the US! :)


    *toddles back to the ironing....*
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Welcome Kristen! Glad you joined in. :)
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    born in Morristown, raised in Randolph. My Mom and all her family are from Jersey City though. :smile:

    Thank you all for the warm welcome!:blush:
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi Kirsten and Welcome! Y'all is too convenient of a word for the Southerners to claim for themselves so I use it, too way up here in Michigan. We'll allow the Southerners to use a UP "Eh" anytime! Even trade :)

  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    "Eh" as in "what?" or "huh?"
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    i've also seen "eh" be used in terms like the following:

    Person 1: "So how have you been lately?"
    Person 2: "eh"

    LOL Basically meaning that they aren't doing too well but don't want to be a whiner. ;)
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    :laugh: Pronounciation is slightly different than Nerelda's "eh"...The Yooper "eh" is sharper.
    Eh is said at the end of a sentence that one is expected to respond to, like Huh.

    Dose are some purty good pasties, eh?
    Y'Betcha (another Yooperism)

  12. bozodog

    bozodog Regular Member

    Jun 19, 2005
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    Err, A'Liz? What's with the "yopper speak"? Heh heh.. You're not THAT far north. Ehh?

    Oh, Welcome Alecto/Kristen "joisey" accents are accepted here. If you ever need some help with the "brit speak" PM me, I have a 6'4" blue-eyed genuine brit hubby. AKA sweet brit or.... SB.
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    There are a LOT of transplanted Minnesotans (would that be the noun? LOL not sure) in Arizona....I've found that 'ya' is the most entertaining expression. And the way some of them say 'No'.

    Kinda like: yahhhhhhhh and nooooooooo

    Hehehe. I used to have fun teasing my former boss. Luckily she was a good sport about it. ;)

    I really DO have a thing for men with southern accents. Just met one (well uhh not in person yet, he lands later tonight LOL) and I'm all like :icon_heartbeat: :icon_rotate: :055:

    If I lived in the South, I have no doubt that I would be a serial dater. :laugh:
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I use "eh" this way all the time! It must be the obsession I had with British rock stars when I was in middle Sometimes I say "ya" too. Wow, I'm a pretty strange southerner...
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That's too funny :) I think all American accents are pretty eclectic. Mine is most definitely a blend of Jersey girl and Valley girl...with a few strange expressions that don't fit either thrown in for good measure. ;)
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