1) Y'all. The most commonly used word. Its so popular other places try to copy it.
2) Jeet-yet. Asked in question format. You might know it as: "Did you eat yet?"
3) Fixin' ta. E.g. "I'm fixin' ta head on up* to the bank." Used in pace of "going to".
*see number 4*
4) Head on up. To start a journey.
5) Sha. Pronounced Shaaa. Used mainly in Cajun Country, it's a cajun word used as the expression: "Awwww!" Can be said as Sha Babe or Sha Baby.
6) Bad Cloud. Y'all say thunderstorm, we say bad cloud.
7) Bad-oft. Used when saying someone is sick, raised poorly, or not financially stable.
8) Since Moby Dick wuz a minna! (minnow) Translation: Very old.
9) An'nem. We say: "I'm goin' with momma an'nem." Yankee's say: "I would prefer if i could accompany Mother and them" (something tells me I can't even speak yankee good!)
10) Sweetie. This is not flirtacious. This means we wan't a SWEET TEA.
11) Aint. There is no way to break this down. Or should i say there aint no way to break this down. :D
12) Caint. When you cannot accomplish something. If you are mad then you say "I caint and I aint!
13) Ary. Not any.
14) Gummit. Do not talk to anyone here about the government.
15) Widja-didja? Bring yore Bible widja-didja?
Things to remember:
- There is a difference between southern speak and country talk (hill-billy)
- Anyone above Shreveport is a yankee.
- Sometimes you just have to get your cajun on and put words together when you don't feel like enunciating
- We can learn anybody to speak southern! Just come get Raising Cane's fried chicken and a sweetie and you'll be there!