Consider your own writing and speaking habits. What phrases do you use that reflect your geographical heritage?

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    • #95334655

      Mountains, creeks, four seasons, daylight savings, spring n fall..

    • #95334453

      I was born and raised in Ohio and I have been told that I talk fast and that is typical for Ohio. I have also lived in Florida and North Carolina and now in Kentucky. I know that in the north you say pop and in the south you say soda.

    • #95317299

      I am an immigrant and speaks a second language. I often struggle with the gender he/she because our language does not have an equivalent of he/she.

    • #95316541

      My accent.
      My dialect.
      The proverbs I use.

    • #95306764

      To have ‘rabbit in your blood’ means you run away from responsibility. A ‘tumbleweed’ is someone who travels a lot. ‘This ain’t my first rodeo’ means I’ve done this before. We have sayings like ‘horns holding up your halo’ to tell people they’re being mean and hateful; and ‘church is out’ which means it’s time to go home.

    • #95306750

      Y’all, my accent, take somebody behind the wood shed, Gissett Swamp, Big Bays, sea gulls in the parking lot means a bad storm is blowing in (I live about 30 miles inland), like it or lump it just to name a few phrases, words or locations.

    • #95300306

      My background is a mixer of different geographical backgrounds. I was raised in Washington State by parents from Oklahoma so that gives me two different backgrounds. Then I moved to New Jersey for a number of years which influenced my background. Now I have been in Florida for a number of years so I really have a mixed up background. I find that I use different ways of speaking depending on where I am and who I am speaking with.

    • #95300068

      I grew up in a rural area and we had many country sayings.

    • #95296430

      I was raised in the south, not far from the Georgia mountains. So, I am known to use words like ya’ll and hey just to name a few.

    • #95287183

      I used to say: in my area…we are in Philadelphia…the weather here changes all the time. If you like it, it will change. If you don’t like it, just wait.

    • #125210

      I live in a multiracial society, and each has its mother tongue. So, when we communicate using the National Language, we tend to have different ascent and choice of words mainly influenced by our mother tongue and the districts we are from. Sometimes, some wordings are only used in a specific location, and therefore it isn’t easy to understand.

      Besides, we tend to include our religious values and wordings in our speech, which others cannot easily understand. But luckily, we must learn at least two languages at school: the National Language and English. Sometimes, we have to use more than one language to express our thoughts clearly.

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