|Apparently, it needs icing.|
Who would've guessed?
Let me illustrate for you. If someone here in the north tried to sell this idea, it would go something like this:
Northerner #1: I was thinking deep fried butter on a stick.
Northerner #2: That doesn’t make sense and sounds unhealthy.
Northerner #1: I guess so, but it’s different. People might like it. People like food on a stick.
Northerner #2: I don’t think so Dude.
If you were below the Mason-Dixon line, it would be a whole different conversation:
|That, y'all, is buffalo chicken|
in a flapjack, coated with
jalapeno bread crumbs.
On a stick.
Southerner #2: I think I would D-I-E die if I saw that at the fair! That sounds so good!
Southerner #1: Y’all would not believe how good! It’s like a crispy cornbread delight just dripping with salty butter.
Southerner # 2: We are totally a go on this one.
Do you see? I assume that’s how all the rest of those items made their way to the fair. The take home lesson for all of you? Just throw the word “y’all” into your vocabulary and people will buy whatever you are selling. (“Y’all sometimes gets used in the singular as well, but that’s an advanced lesson. Don’t get carried away. You don’t want to blow the whole thing by misusing it).
You may recall that awhile back I mentioned (with great disdain/disgust) that an actor (51 years old) from Lost married a 16 year old aspiring country music singer. Well, they have signed a deal to make a reality show. That’s right, reality show. I am betting someone was throwing a lot of “y’all”s around. How else was somebody able to sell gross and disgusting as a good idea? That is the power of “y’all.”
|Honestly, it is just too skeevy. |
Even with a "y'all."
Loser: I was thinking we could follow around Courtney and Doug and let America see a middle aged man making out with his child bride.
Producer: I was thinking you don’t work here anymore. Why would we spend one minute with them or seemingly condone their behavior?
Yucky Reality Show – It’s a Go Version
Loser: Y’all will not believe this idea!! We show Doug and Courtney giving each other sugar while they go about their everyday lives. Y’all, they are cuter than a litter of puppies. They are just so sweet and in love. Y’all misunderstand where they’re coming from.
Producer: Cuter than puppies you say? I don’t reckon how I could say no.
Now, I don’t mean to poke fun of southerners. At all. It’s impressive that the way some of them talk is so alluring. It’s very entertaining to listen to. You almost don’t care what they are saying, you just want them to keep talking. (I think this might be why women kind of like the cowboy type). Another example – Jimmy Carter. People really liked him and thought he was a charming southern gentleman. He parlayed that into being president. Turned out not to be that great of a president. But, he sounded good.
Hey – let’s use the power for good!! (For those of you from the south, I don’t know if this actually works for you). Just throw a “y’all” into anything you have to tell your kids. And say it with a smile. I can already picture the well-behaved children everywhere!
Stop fighting with each other and screaming. It’s so annoying!
Y’all need to cut it out! I’m not foolin’. Y’all are too much.
In closing, I will tell you that if you are hoping to sound extra smart, do not say “y’all.” That is the time to pull out your British accent. I am well aware that I am again generalizing, but just trust me.