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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Another Southern Trait

Ever notice -- when Southerners want to emphasize a thing, they repeat it?

Examples:

A shirt is not just white, it is white-white.

A couple of days off is a vacation, a week off with a great destination is a vacation-vacation.

Painfully childlike behavior from an adult is not just childish, it is juvenile, juvenile, juvenile.

Once I started to notice this, I heard it often. And, it never ceases to make me smile!