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Posted By: Bill D
12-Feb-03 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: favorite southern US expression
Subject: RE: favorite southern US expression
I have always been bemused by the way (as Catspaw mentions) of getting 4 or 5 syllables from a 1 or 2 syllable word..

well - "way-ul"

(and I remember my mother in 1946 bewildered by her neighbors offer to "carry her somewhere"...perhaps "back to old Virginny"