South Vs. Midwest, Bri’s take on differences


Ray asked me to write a piece on the differences between Southern Texas accents and Midwestern accents but instead I am going to just write about the differences in general.

As a Southern Texan turned Midwestern, this should be right up my alley. One of the differences I noticed right away is the use of the term “you all”. In Texas, we say ya’ll and that word alone gives you a southern drawl. Just say it you instantly sound like your from the south.

If you ask me,  Midwesterners do not have an accent, they have their own dictionary! For example,  in the south “soda” is  the mane given to carbonated beverage and “pop” is used to describe the way something sounded however, here in the Midwest “pop” is a carbonated beverage and the word soda will just get you weird looks.

In the Midwest, puppy chow is not food for a baby dog but chocolate cereal covered in powder sugar to be consumed as a snack for humans.

In Texas, ranch is used as a dressing for salad. Midwesterners use ranch as a dressing for everything.

One of the biggest differences and probably the most important is the term “its shorts weather”. For those who aren’t from Midwest,  the usage of the term “shorts weather”  during  the winter months means  it’s going to get cold out. I have no idea what it is about Midwesterners, they rarely notice or even feel harsh winter.

The beauty about traveling is that, things aren’t the same everywhere you go. People are different, experiences are different and cultures are different. Go out and experience the differences for yourself.  Traveling leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller.

Mark Twain said it best , “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.”  Travel!

My next travel destination is Egypt, Land of the Pharaohs. Join me and find more about my journey on beingbresha.

Till I come your way next time with another guest post, it’s Bri signing out!.

Bri Stephens is a 90’s born,  young writer with the passion for arts, lifestyle, health and current trends. She is a student athlete with several regional and district records in 100m, 200m and 4x100m to her credit. She is a gypsy soul and a black bird who loves traveling. Follow her on Instagram @Brisha2.1

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