Wednesday, February 29, 2012

True Blue Okie

On one of the trips back and forth to OK City on Monday, we were traveling down the turnpike. I told Toby a story about a friend who missed her exit and was stuck on the turnpike. I told him that I thought "there should be places to turn around for those who miss their get off." Toby interrupted my story with, "Wait! Did you say miss their get off? You have crossed into serious Okie-ism!" He went on and on about what an Okie I had become, and we laughed and laughed. The thang is, it really doesn't sound that bad to me.

7 comments:

Buck said...

Okie-isms drove me NUTS for the first six months I was in OKC, especially after spending three years in London... but then I got used to 'em. But it WAS a shock, after three years o' veddy PRECISE English.

Bag Blog said...

Buck,
I would think Londoners have their own isms unique to London. Do they?

Becky said...

"Missed their get off" sounds just fine to me, but then I'm the one who refers to the exit door as the "outgo".

Bag Blog said...

Becky,
"Outgo" sounds like a New Mexico-ism where they often switch words around. Toby laughs at me because I often say, "it came a pourdown" rather than a "downpour."

Moogie P said...

Makes perfect sense to me!

Buck said...

I would think Londoners have their own isms unique to London. Do they?

They do... and some of it is completely unintelligible, like Cockney rhyming slang. I used to know some of it pretty well, thanks to a Brit friend who used it a LOT, but that was 30 years ago.

Jo Castillo said...

Aww, shucks. My brother -in-law used to say "ever what you think's best". Pretty sure that is Okie-speak, too.