How To Translate Southern Dialect To Wyoming Speak
I was living in the mountains of North Carolina before I came to Wyoming. While in NC stopped by a fast food restaurant for lunch. While I was waiting for my order the young lady behind the counter held up a to-go back and yelled "Ya'll-is order is ready!" Just a week later I was in Wyoming, same situation. The young lady behind the counter held up a to-go order and yelled "Your-guy's-is order is ready."
It was then that I realized that I was dealing with country folk in both state. These were great people. The only difference is they had slightly different takes on the same speaking quirks.
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.
FROM SOUTHERN TO WYOMING
Ya'll = You Guys
Ya'll's = You 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 nuten."
"The hell you say." = "Not just no but HELL NO!"
"Man Up." = "Cowboy up!"
"All sizzle no steak." = "Big hat no cattle."
I'm sure there are many other country sayings that you can think of. I have not even scratched the surface.