May 31, 2006

'Grunt & Grumble'

This piece from Slate magazine is great. It explains why rural guys talk, well, the way they do.

I have a few friends of this background (including my late father) and it's spot on. The part that's missing though, is that most of the people that speak and act this way are amongst the smartest people I know. Farmboys, cowboys, country boys (and a few girls) - they've all left indelible marks on my soul.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Lorraine
Just had to comment,especially after reading the article.
My dad-in-law (deceased) was a man of few words, uneducated in the school sense, (joined the army at 14) but wise in ways that mattered.
A quizzical look, a couple of words, message given or received. A rare treat in these days of constant gobbledegook!

June 06, 2006 6:23 PM  

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