The topic for this weeks Sundays Scribblings is Language.I haven't participate in a Scribblings in awhile but thought I woudgive it a try this week.
Paula Deen to me represents a true southern woman who isn't ashamed of where she is from or how she talks and although I know some people don't like her I do.
I grew up in the south and lived for 42 years there and is reflected in my language and my expressions as well as in my heart. I now live in Oregon but that doesn't make me any less a southerner. I love Oregon very much but my roots are in the South much like Paula.
I have lived here in Oregon now for 3 years and practically every day still I am asked where I am from . I find that some people are just inquisitive or have fond memories of the South others say it with a snicker and an attitude that because I talk with a drawl I must be stupid.This makes me so mad and for a while after I moved here I tried to change the way I talked because of it.
I have come to the conclusion that those people who find it funny should take a look at themselves and realize that a large majority of the people in the arts are from the south.The music that symbolizes America to the rest of the world jazz,country, bluegrass , rock and blues all got their start in the South.The food that is mostly closely identified as American to the rest of the world comes for the most part from the South.
I know that Mississippi has been the butt of many a joke but I am most assuredly not ashamed of being from there because from my state comes Elvis,Faith Hill, Tammy Wynette, Three Doors Down, Jimmy Buffet,William Faulkner, Willie Morris, Greg Iles,Eudora Welty, and Morgan Freeman and I could go on and on.
I am proud of the language I speak because it makes me who I am and it shows from where I come and helps me to find my way to where I am going.
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