I noticed a couple of posts ago that you were referring to another guy named
Larry -- REInvestments -- as me, Under the Oak. That ain't me. He is much
too well spoken to be me. I'm from the Blue Ridge of North Carolina, so I
understand your "under-the-bridge" dialect just fine. Sounds like what I
grew up with. Makes me homesick for the hills and hollars up around Junior
Johnson's old chicken houses. But now I'm down here in the Sunshine State
where if you use words like "over yonder" and "just 'a smiggen", people look
at 'ya funny. They don't seem to understand that you are just answering the
questions "Where's the tool box?" and "What's the torque value for the oil
Please don't be offended by people like Ennui Society when he says "... if
you talk like trailer or redneck trash, what are you doing with S420,
eh? (Shrud)" .... He doesn't seem to understand just how well founded our
backwoods education really is. Biodiesel research, for instance. Sitting
'round the stove down at the store at night, some of those old backwoods
boys would get to talking. "If'n you take 'an skim the grease off'in them
chiltlins when ya 'throu cooking 'em and you mix it with the tractor fuel,
it runs rite good! Smells a mite funny and makes the dogs hang 'round close,
'tho." And what 'bout Ethanol technology? Some of the first laboratory
trials where held in those very woods. "Just mash this corn up real fine and
cook it up. Then ya catch them fumes whats risin' up and ya bleed it off
over inta that jar over younder, ya got yerselfs some rite high-octane
go-juice! Ya can add some extra chemicals if'n ya want. Little barley, hand
full of this and just a smiggen of that and ya got someth'n special!" And
'someth'n special' commands a high price. With that kind of money, you can
buy any damn car ya want.
And what's he saying about the words you use? Then he goes and uses a word
like "Shrud". What does that mean? Talk about butchering the language.
Anyway. My two cents.
In the back yard, under the oak.