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        07-06-2009, 03:20 PM
    Green Broke
    ^ I know, it just strikes me as funny cause my countryboy/hunter friend says it in his REALLY southern accent so I can just imagine someone from MI saying it. It just made me laugh. Where are you?
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        07-06-2009, 05:12 PM
    I bet everyone in the whole world says that. Its not just a southern thing.
    I heard it when I lived up north, and quite honestly, I haven't heard it as much living in the south (and I am further south than you are).

    It is pretty much universal. No need to be stereotypical
    Yeah, it became quite popular when Larry The Cable Guy started to say it during his stand up comedy acts and working with the Blue Collar Comedy Group with Jeff Foxworthy.

    Git Er Done.

    I heard it when I was back in Canada - became world known thanks to Larry.

    Annnd, I am not an American, nor am I a Michigander. I am Canadian proud and true, with a strong Canadian accent. Born and raised and lived in British Columbia. I've only been here for 3 years.
        07-07-2009, 11:20 AM
    Green Broke
    Still a northern accent with it when you are used to country redneck accents sounds funny in my head
        07-07-2009, 12:09 PM
    Even though it's way off subject - Ron White is the best comedian in the world. I drove from MA to PA just to see him with my ex. I guess dating a Redneck really changes you for life.. especially when you grew up with Dead Heads as parents!
        07-07-2009, 12:33 PM
    Green Broke
    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!!!!!
        07-07-2009, 12:36 PM
    Green Broke
    PS (and the original reason I was going to post before I got off subject lol!)...what are the "areas" you guys are all referring to? I'm new to the Eventing world, so could someone please clue me in? Thanks!
        07-07-2009, 12:54 PM
    Green Broke
    I think it definitely depends on the facility. I am from Area IV and the courses are all very different. Heritage Park is a good "intro and move up" course while Longview is a "you better be good at this level" course. Maui Jim Horse Trials at Lamplight (where the AEC's are being held) is in my area too and it's very challenging.

    StormyBlues- Ocala is VERY challenging! I've been down there (to watch and groom, but not to ride) and have seen both of my friends who are very good riders get dumped at the water complex. Rocking Horse isn't AS challenging, but still a pretty tough course.
        07-07-2009, 12:58 PM
    Green Broke
    HITS- the useventing website helps clarify areas....

    Here's a really good map and list of competitions: USEA - 2009 Provisional Calendar & Omnibus

    You are in Area VIII :)
        07-07-2009, 01:36 PM
    Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
    PS (and the original reason I was going to post before I got off subject lol!)...what are the "areas" you guys are all referring to? I'm new to the Eventing world, so could someone please clue me in? Thanks!
    There are seperate areas for certain states.. New England is Area 1, etc. Riders from those areas compete with each other and then they compete with other riders from a different area in the Championships (if they make it there). Kind of like divisions, except bigger.
        07-07-2009, 04:28 PM
    Green Broke
    Eventerdrew- did you know the Oaks just got it's license to hold trials down there? They might try to take over Ocala trials!

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