In Kentucky…

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.

4 responses to “In Kentucky…”

  1. Kate says:

    I don't know what you're talking about.

  2. LissaRae84 says:

    And let's not forget our favorite Southern expression: "If ya don't care to" :-)

  3. Kate says:

    Oh! That one kills me. I am still learning that when you say "I don't care to go to a movie" it means you DO want to go. It makes no sense to me.

  4. G'Mom says:

    Kate's grandmother was an English teacher – and expected everyone to use proper grammar. And if they didn't, she would correct them – including family, friends, and complete strangers.

    I'm pretty sure that is an inherited trait – passed on to me, and to Kate. We certainly wouldn't want to break with tradition with Miss Mouse – would we?

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