Living in the south comes with some challenges. The summertime heat, humidity, and fireants to name a few.
When Matthew was learning to spell, I discovered a "new" challenge. Our accents. Pronouncing words in the south and spelling words in the south are two entirely different thangs.
We encountered this problem when he was in the first grade.
I was grading a spelling test he had just taken and he missed the word thing.
I was surprised because he was a strong speller right from the start and thing was not a hard word for him.
I showed the mistake to him and he looked at me very confused, and then he said, "Yes, ma'am it is spelled right. You said thang, and I spelled
it T H A N G...thang!"
It was at that moment I realized I had officially become a Hillbilly!:)
Well, now it's time to say goodbye to Amy and all her kin
She would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of her hospitality
Hillbilly, that is, set a spell, take your shoes off
Y'all come back now, hear?