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Monday, March 26, 2012

Are you from the south? Or at least do you “sound” like you are from the south?

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14 comments:

Vickie said...

Too cute!! That -en family is the hardest one to teach down here in the deep south...gives me headaches every year!
Vickie
Mrs. Plant's Press

Giggles and Squeals said...

Too funny! I always get in trouble when I say "oil", it is a one syllable word. But working with these northerns, they can NOT rhyme dog and frog... so I am okay with it!

luttrell97 said...

I am not even from the south but my 10 sounds like "tin"! Get ("git") and met do not rhyme when I say them. Throws me everytime I see them put together as a rhyme...

Sarah Paul said...

Maybe you all could settle something for me. I'm convinced that Oregonians do NOT have an accent. New Yorkers, Southerners, Mid westerners, etc. all have distinct accents, but I don't think we do. Am I wrong? Maybe I'm just totally biased! :) I lived in NC for two years and LOVED the southern accent. It's all so twangy. :) I could never quite get the "ya'll" down though. I always separated into two words, which gave my NC friends a chuckle!
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

So true! And 'thing' and 'think' are always "thang" and "thank" lol
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Jessica said...

I was born in raised in Southern California and now teach in rural Mississippi. We have lots of moments like this when my kiddos have no idea what I am saying! It was quite the culture shock when I first moved here but I sure have grown to everything about the South...including the thick accent!

Jessica
The Littlest Scholars

connie said...

Okay - I am NY born and raised (now living in Fl - for the last 10 years. Seriously - frog and dog (dawg) DO NOT RHYME!!!!! (well not in my class, anyway - LOL!)
I never say y'all. I finally stopped saying yous guys :)

kteacher1968 said...

too funny!yes it is difficult to teach the -en word family when you live in Tennessee!:)

Katy said...

And Louisiana! :) I tell my little ones that we have to put our "fancy, rich people" voice in to say the /e/ sound. Otherwise they all say /i/! It's so funny that they really have no idea that they are different sounds. Poor kids. lol. :)

Katy
Kindergarten Katy

School Sparks Renee said...

Coming from Ohio, I never encountered this with my preschool and kinder kids. But I can see how it can be a little confusing! Fun for me to read!

Ms. Patterson said...

this would make a great linky party!!!!!

I am definitely southern girl from MS.

My principal always gets on me for saying yall

Pocket Full of Kinders

Mrs. M said...

Loved this! Thanks for sharing!
Bobbie

http://thedailycupcake-akindergartenblog.blogspot.com/

ilovetotchkinder said...

Southern California born and raised here, and the lady who teaches across the hall from me is a "Jersey girl..." She still says "Yous guys" and it cracks me up every time!

tmarie said...

I had the same trouble the other day when I told a child he could gEt a drink? DO what? he asked. I repeated myself, oh so properly to no avail. Finally I said he could gIt a drink and he said, "OH! ok!"
Tessa
Spotlight on Kindergarten

 
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