This Arizona girl has been living in Mississippi for about six months now. I personally don't think I talk with an accent, I mean, be honest with me folks. Do I? I always thought I talked rather normal. Once in awhile I come across someone out here in the south that has that Mississippi drawl and I know I don't talk like that.
On one occasion I was told that my voice was too cultured to be from these parts. Made me laugh but it made me realize that the Mississippi locals hear something in my voice that I don't. While I was at work last week one of my co-workers brought to my attention that I say "those ones" and they thought it was funny enough to tease me about it. Then today I was working on selling a pair of boots to some men and I pointed at the boots and asked if "those ones" were a good fit. The older of the two immediately said, "Those ones? You must not be from around here. Where you from?"
What is the deal? Do people not use the words "those ones" in these parts? I'd sure like to know what they DO substitute for those words. I'm confused. Pahhhh!