Lol you guys are all too funny
yeah, there's an interesting mix of people where I'm from...some sound like your typical northerner (like moi, for example lol) and others sound like they're from the south (those who were raised closest to the WV border lol!!)
So one of the "southern" sounding people at the barn is a great friend of mine, and we ride together all the time. It's hilarious sometimes, because she rides western with her cowboy hat and I ride english with my khacki breeches and velvet helmet lol...we joke around a lot. One day, we decided to translate really stuck up "english" riding phrases into her "hill billy west virginia talk" lol
So for example, I would say "Come on Sandie, let's go jump that cross rail over there" and her translation would be "GIT yer a$$ o'er them stix MER!" LOL!!!!!! She was CRACKING me up, just basically being as stereotypical as she could with the translations. (and yes, I did hear someone in TN once call his mare a "MER" which is where we got that from lol)
I love the whole "blue collar comedy" team on comedy central, they are SO FUNNY!!!!!