Listen Closely, You Might Miss Something
The official language spoken
in the good old USA
is said to be English, well it is,
in a way, kinda sorta.
I hang out with some Brits,
there just ain’t no way,
the English we speak, to them,
is totally out of order.
Let’s get for real, it’s American
that we all utter,
in many dialects depending
on where you land.
If it’s margarine you want its
still pass the butter
and English cuisine is still
The American boldly spoken in
New England sounds
like American spoken no where
else in the states.
“R” is a letter that’s been placed
out of bounds
in winter you pahk your cah to
put on your skates.
In Mass or New Hampshire don’t
be alahmed when
you order coffee and they ask if it’s
regular you want.
There’s no irregular to fret, but when
milk is stirred in
black coffee gains lightness, regular
is kinda blonde.
You’ll see fellas in hunting jackets,
boots and caps,
like Larry, his brother Darryl and his
other brother Darryl.
They’ll be eating fried Ipswich clams,
sipping a frappe’,
that’s a milkshake anywhere you don’t
see this apparel.
In the Midwest soft drinks such as
Pepsi are called pop,
it’s soda in most other parts of
this country, how ironic.
But New Englanders have these
simple names topped
Pepsi, Coke, Root Beer or Orange Crush
are all called tonic.
When you get way below the famous
the American spoken gets more
relaxed and home spun.
Y’all can mean two or complete families,
yours or mine,
the late one sits for breakfast when the
homemade grits’r gone.
A little further South there’s a world
where all points meet,
it’s called Florida, a real melting pot
and boy can they dish.
Retirees bring their dialects and exotic
things that they eat,
yet the official language of Florida is
Submitted with a silly grin for Gracie’s Blue Ribbon Derby
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