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Jacksonville Beach

I took a little trip to Florida and couldn’t leave without going to the beach. We arrived at the beach and were surprised to see a festival going on. Of course we headed for a cool frozen drink first and then for food. We ate fried junk food that was mediocre at best. I saw the booth for Bayou Billy’s Sweet Dixie Tea. I liked the souvenir mugs and their amusing promotional song: {“Put some south in your mouth.”} The best part of the deal is free refills for life as long as you bring your mug with you! They’re only in the south and Michigan. I’ll have to talk them into coming to New Jersey.

Though the water was cold, the sun was nice and I had a great time at the beach! I can’t wait to go back later this year.

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Things Country Cousins Say

Living in Florida as a child you don’t notice the southern drawl or phrases unique to the south. As an adult, I’ve recently spent a significant amount of time in Florida and have repeatedly been asked, “Why you talk so proper?” Apparently compared to everyone here I do speak properly, lol.

I came to Florida to spend time with family and my Country Cousins keep me laughing, even when they are not telling jokes! I love them dearly but had to share some of their and other country folks’ sayings, words and phrases. If you said these things anywhere else but the south, no one would understand you, and from a Yankee like myself, you would get a prompt, “Excuse me?”

  • What it is?
  • I got ribs on my pants!
  • You don’t weigh but a buck 05 wet.
  • I like facet water.
  • What that book is you readin?
  • My doctor called the emergency wagon.
  • Come to church lookin real fine.
  • Who that is?
  • I cain’t talk loud cuz I’m in the li-berry!
  • He finna go hog wild!

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