If someone from Wyoming went to South Carolina, they might hear people asking them, "You ain't from 'round hea is ya?" Translated into Wyoming speak that would be, "Where the heck you from?"

People from the South and people from the West are both country folk. We have a lot in common. We should not let language get in the way. To help bridge the gap, here are a few simple translations to get you started:

TRUE STORY: Before I moved to Wyoming, a little over 10 years ago, I had stopped at a fast food restaurant in North Carolina. The girl behind the counter held up a to-go bag and called across the room, "Ya'll's order is ready." Just a few days later I was in Wyoming, same situation, and the girl behind the counter held up a to-go bag and yelled, "Your-guys-es order is ready."

For the record - the proper way to say it is, "Your order is ready."

But, okay, we have to deal with what life sends our way, so here is a quick and handy starter's guide for Southerners coming to Wyoming. This should help you folks translate what you are hearing.


Ya'll = You Guys

Ya'll's = Your guys's

All Ya'll's - All you guys's

That's a good starter now lets try some phrases.

"I ain't got none no how." = "I got nutin'."

"The hell you say." = "Not just no but HELL NO!"

"Man Up." = "Cowboy up!"

"All sizzle no steak." = "Big hat no cattle."

From here you can tell we are actually all saying the same thing. We just have our own way of saying it.

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