[TriLUG] Lunch Friday?
thehead at patshead.com
Thu Feb 23 00:54:02 EST 2006
Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> On 2/22/06, Pat Regan <thehead at patshead.com> wrote:
>> Shortly after I moved to Dallas, TX I asked a lot of questions about the
>> different forms of y'all... All the natives I talked to agreed with:
> Hahahaha! Dallas? Southern? Surely you jest. Texan, yes, but
> southern? Doubtful...
Funny, where I come from the south is anything not north of the
Mason-Dixon line :).
>> "y'all" seems to be much like "you" in that it can be both singular and
>> plural, but it is most often plural. "All y'all" is always plural, and
>> it really means to encompass the whole group, not just most of it (i
>> suppose that makes it VERY plural? :p).
> As I said before, "y'all" is NEVER plural. They must have some
> really funny ideas there in Dallas! :-P
So, you are saying you can't walk into a room an say "How y'all doin'?"
to a small group of people? :)
>> I also discovered "both y'all," which is a plural form referring to two
>> and only two. You can appends an apostrophe "s" to any of these to make
>> them possessive :).
> Now that sounds reasonable.
I reckon so! :)
>> My other two favorite words I learned were "larapin" and "tump".
>> "Larapin" apparently means "delicious" and "tumped" is apparently a
>> combination of "tip" and "dump."
> Must be Texan speak because those aren't southern words.
I don't know much about "tump." I did, however, need to check with my
friend Google to make sure I spelled "larapin" properly... Google
didn't make me think it had anything to do with Texas, however...
My friend who told me about this word was originally from a small town
near Texarkana. When I asked one of my friends who grew up in Dallas
about this word he explained to me that you'd likely only ever hear it
in small backwater towns. I would tend to agree, since I actually heard
the word used in a western just the other week (I believe it was on
Bonanza, but I can't be sure :p).
> Texas is first and foremost Texan, before southern and definitely before
> american. Any language research done there will not yield true southern
Now that sounds like it was spoken by a Texan :).
> Alabama (Sweet Home!), Missississippi, Georgia (except Atlanta),
> Tennessee and South Carolina, sure, but beyond that they get some
> funny ideas... :-P
Hey, I work with what I've got :).
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