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Old 04-14-2007, 04:15 AM   #1
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Hey ya'll!


from Dallas, Texas! http://linuxquestions.cachefly.net/i..._lq/icon14.gif

For those not in the know, 'ya'll' sounds like 'yawl', and is a short form of you all, 'ya all' http://linuxquestions.cachefly.net/i...ilies/read.gif )

I'm not exactly a newbie, I've used Linux quite often through the years (and using different distros) but I've not yet learned enough about it to be able to install programs using, say a compression program or how to configure a script to install a program or configure hardware using scripts.

I've switched between Windows (different versons), and Linux throughout the years. I prefer Linux to Windows as Linux, in my experience, is more stable than Windows. I've also used OS/2 (older versions) and DOS (MS-DOS and FreeDOS).

See ya'll,
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:46 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard.

It always amuses me that people faking Southern accents in movies or TV often say "you all" instead of "y'all". Apparently its a little difficult for them to get the idea this can be a contraction.

Luckily there are books on how to speak "Southern".

Djeet = Did you eat?
Nawdjew = No, did you?
 
Old 04-15-2007, 12:43 AM   #3
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Fake Southern Accents

Howdy neighbor!

You are _so_ right!

Something truly funny just popped into my head when I read your post, my mom, my next-to-older sister and I are the only true-blood 'Texans' in our family but when we moved up to South Dakota when I was 9 yrs old, my _older_ sister's southern drawl became SO thick, even _we_ could not understand her!

QBall
 
Old 04-15-2007, 12:47 AM   #4
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Good lawd.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 12:58 AM   #5
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Good lawd.
Or for a little more authenticity: "Lawd have MER-cy!"

I have used this a time or two. . . maybe three.

But welcome, welcome to you, QBall2U!

Last edited by polarbear20000; 04-15-2007 at 01:00 AM.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 09:53 AM   #6
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(Oldham, Lancashire, North-West English accent)
Heyup, lad! Art oreet?
Regional accents are great, eh?
Y'all er welcome!
 
Old 05-04-2009, 01:17 AM   #7
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(Oldham, Lancashire, North-West English accent)
Heyup, lad! Art oreet?
Regional accents are great, eh?
Y'all er welcome!
The last, in Texas southern drawl, would sound more like:

yawl ah whale-cum!'

(no pun intended about whales ;D)

QBall
 
Old 05-04-2009, 09:10 AM   #8
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I might as well jump in on this.

'wachdis' watch this

Most people know most things coming from Texas are bigger and better.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 01:57 PM   #9
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Most people know most things coming from Texas are bigger and better.
Including the cockroaches. (Not sure bigger is better in this case though.)

When I lived in Houston it was well known that stepping on roaches only served to annoy them.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 04:50 PM   #10
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Including the cockroaches.

When I lived in Houston it was well known that stepping on roaches only served to annoy them.
I will agree, some of those Palmetto's are big enough to ride and resistant to most bug sprays.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 06:39 PM   #11
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Including the cockroaches. (Not sure bigger is better in this case though.)

When I lived in Houston it was well known that stepping on roaches only served to annoy them.
Well, I lived in Dallas and the 'roaches there weren't bigger OR better ... these must have been Yankee(JK) 'roaches transplanted down there as you could squish these flat with just a fart! (you could burn them, if you lit the fart ;D ... probably some would just grab their thorax and gasp out their last breathe! (I bet the ones in Houston would just die laughing at that! lol)

I remember the ones in Houston ... I was born in Houston. These WERE bigger and 'badder'! I remember in the middle of the night going to the frig for a glass of ice tea and turning on the light in the kitchen, a million 'roaches an inch or so in length scattering for every corner of the room! If some weren't fast enough to scatter and I stepped on them, they DIDN'T die! They'd just continue on their way after I took my foot off of them ... of course, I was only a little tad pole of 5 years to 9 years old; I couldn't have weighed very much, then! BUT, if I tried stomping on them, they would kind of act a bit stunned (probably laughing at me, come to think of it lol) and then continue scrambling away!
 
Old 05-07-2009, 09:22 PM   #12
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You haven't lived until you see a roach wearing a chef's apron and handing you your barbeque tools, and two more drinking your beer.

*G*

How's that for a pre-bedtime story?
 
Old 05-08-2009, 01:39 AM   #13
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You haven't lived until you see a roach wearing a chef's apron and handing you your barbeque tools, and two more drinking your beer.

*G*

How's that for a pre-bedtime story?
LOL

THAT sounds like a TV commercial!
Maybe someone ought to pass it along...maybe for a 'pest control' advertisement?

QBall
 
  


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