July 27th, 2010
Allow me to defend myself in the ‘lay vs. lie’ debate. I am from Kentucky, and I miss my home more than words can properly express. Since I am unable at this time (or ever, probably) to live in that blessed place there are things I do/say to try and keep my home alive in my heart:
Watching UK Basketball.
Saying ‘fixin’ when getting ready to do something. I.e., ‘I’m fixin to mow the grass.’
Going to church every Sunday. OK, I’m a minister, and my dad is a minister, so maybe this doesn’t count as a KY thing, but in KY everyone goes to church every Sunday.
Taking time in doing things. People move to fast in Pittsburgh. Y’all need to slow down and enjoy life.
Related to the above, being laid back about things. Just relax, it’s going to be OK.
Saying y’all. We’re one up on you crazies up here. Y’uns makes no sense whatsoever.
Saying ‘lay down.’
In Kentucky life is different. We do not get caught up in things that, in the grand scheme of things do not matter. There are more important things in life, and we choose to focus on those, things that make us happy.
I may say the wrong word, but my blood pressure does not shoot up when the rules of grammar are not followed. Who is better off at the end of the day? Besides, when Jesus comes back, and he will, he is not going to care about ‘lay vs. lie.’
< PS–Kate has a habit of ending her sentences with prepositions, so I guess we’re even in the end.