Dang it!! I was busted again...I thought I was doing so well compared to that one time. But once again the South prevails in my blood.
So take a second and think of how you were to respond to someone if you didn't hear/understand what they said.
Maybe you're the:
"I'm sorry can you repeat yourself?"
It has been brought to my attention that I say "Do what?" which was frankly unbeknownst to be. I think I assumed I said "what?"
Either way I was caught...as I was leaving work and riding in the elevator with a couple, they asked me a question and I replied with "Do what?" as in "What did you say, I did not hear your properly". You get the picture.
Immediately the man did not repeat himself like my phrase prompted him to, but he responded with "You're from the South aren't you?"
I must have given him one of these
because he then explained to me that his friend who lives in Texas says the same thing, and that it just had to be a Southern thing. Bingo buddy...you hit the nail on the head. Once again BUSTED.
Every time someone finds out that I'm from Texas, they immediately proceed with "Where's your accent?" which will have to be a story for another time. People in the North really do think that Texas is only cowboy boots, horses and larger than life tumble weeds...I always humbly explain that is not ALL that Texas has to offer.
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