Monday, February 13, 2017
Speaking American *How Y'All, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide by Josh Katz
I picked up this book after reading another entry on this blog about the book. It sounded interesting and it was. I found it interesting that St. Louis seems to speak completely differently from the areas around it. We are neither southern, northern, eastern, or western in our speech. Instead, we seem to pick the terminology that goes against what others around our saying. I also found it interesting that I seem to use more southern terminology -- which I attribute to all of my elementary school teachers having been from Arkansas.