Daily Prompt: Non-Regional Diction
by michelle w. on November 14, 2013
Write about whatever you’d like, but write using regional slang, your dialect, or in your accent.
Down here in the South, we call everything a Coke; Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, etc… I have noticed a slight change during the last 20 years or so. I guess the younger generation thinks it’s ‘cool’ now to call Soda Pop by it’s real name. (I have a hard time saying, ‘Soda Pop’. It feels like a foreign word.) I know my youngest daughter was correcting me ev’ry time I turned around. I try to remember, when I’m around other people, to not say, ‘Coke’ for everything.
Then, there’s the ‘Grit’ thing. Grits are good. I love them with scrambled eggs. I love my oatmeal too. Down here in the south, we love our cornbread and cornbread dressing too. Stuffing, I’ve tried it and don’t care for it very much.
I’m sure there are many other things we Southerner’s say different, but my mind is pulling a blank right now.
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