Or “Oot and aboot” as the natives once said in the Tidewater area of Virginia.
Almost 55 years ago when I moved to VA, I read about a professor of linguistics who had written a book about dialects in Virginia and West Virginia. Seems the settlers who migrated here from wherever in England or other places in the UK brought their accents with them. And just as the accent in Cornwall differs from that in Norfolk England, the accent in Norfolk VA once differed from that in Roanoke.
I say “once differed” because with millions of migrants from New York, and modern technology such as TV, most of the edge in speech patterns has disappeared, at least to my ear.
Thus, as residents of NOVA we will be “out in about” in two weeks to visit my daughter at her farm further south in VA. Like many of our friends we have stuck closer to home during the winter months.
However, the sun shines again here in our part of the world and the roads are clear. I can tell my daughter has come out from under her cloud too, because she finally wrote a new post.
Connie writes this morning that her youngest daughter has landed an internship with a company that created a famous advertisement, although I am not allowed to reveal which one. Lets just say it has something to do with cows. Time to celebrate.