Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 16:24:56 -0500
From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU
Subject: Annoy those Yankees! (fwd from a student)

One of my 472 (American English Dialects) students just sent the following
to the class. Unfortunately, she can't recall the source. Can someone
supply that? (And has someone written one called "Annoy Those

I was struck by the accuracy of the list (in its stereotyping of
southern speakers) with respect both to dialect feaures and general
discourse and other cultural patterns.


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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 16:00:25 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Fwd: Annoy those Yankees!

Here are my 25 Favorite Ways To Annoy A Yankee:

1. Take your own sweet time when doing ANYTHING.
2. Pronounce all one-syllable words with two.
3. When giving directions, finish with "and it's right down yonder on the
left." Confuses the hell out of 'em.
4. Talk REAL slow, and ask them to speak more slowly so you can understand
what they're saying.
5. When they talk nostalgically about the North, tell 'em "Delta's ready
when you are!"
6. Talk loudly and often about SEC football or ACC basketball.
7. Refer to every soft drink as a Coke.
8. Always order sweet tea and/or grits. When they don't have it, raise
hell until they agree to fix some.
9. Offer to send 'em a bottle of fresh air.
10. Insist on being addressed by your first AND middle names (e.g. Lisa
Marie -- John Michael -- Jim Bob. . .you get the idea).
11. Frequently bring up "The War of Northern Aggression" in conversation.
If anyone ever says the words "Civil War", always interject that "there
was nothing civil about

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1. seeking textbook advice (5)
2. Inauguration in S. Mississippi April 16
3. "bored of" (2)
4. GLOBAL CHANGES in English
5. standardization of non-standard forms (6)
6. Last call for classvideo input (2)
7. "Like" is buried (2)
8. chaise
9. Emma Thompson's jaw
10. Chaise longue
11. ADS at SAMLA Call for Papers (2)
12. buried words
13. The Burial of "ALLELUIA" (2)


Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 09:43:41 -0500
Subject: Re: seeking textbook advice

Thanks to all who have offered help with this, whether via the list or in
personal email. I have forwarded all suggestions to the requestor... and I
think I will assemble them into a single file to keep on hand!

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