Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wordless Wednesday # 1 - Water, Hillbilly Style


Ok. It isn't too wordless. But here's the story.

This is a water tower in Florence, KY. It sits right on I75. Florence is right across the river from Cinci, OH. This particular water tower sits close to their mall.

When I was growing up, we took trips to central Tennessee every year. On our way, we passed through Florence. I would read this water tower every single time, not understanding what yall meant. When I grew a little older, I thought that the people in Florence were total morons because they didn't know how to spell Mall correctly.

It wasn't until I was a junior in college at the University of Kentucky did it finally dawn on me what the word really was.

21 Comments:

Anonymous Pass the Torch said...

I'm gonna NEED this story, you know!!!

Glad you've joined the WW ranks!

9:46 AM  
Blogger The "Mind" said...

Oh man, I've just added my post for the day and it sure isn't wordless. Bummer.

Y'all. *giggle*

10:11 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

LOL! That's funny!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Celfyddydau said...

Great photo. love the story and the sky is so atmospheric

11:16 AM  
Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

That is WAY too funny, "eh?" ;)

I've posted my Wordless Wednesday, too. Enjoy!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Blazer1234 said...

LOL...I'm from cincinnati. It confused me too as a child. I always thought the people there must be stupid, because it should say YOU ALL. There was no such thing as ya'll in the grammar books I had at school. Every time I see it, it makes me cringe. Don't they know they really are not part of the South? I mean, really!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Ma said...

That is a cute and funny story. Thanks for stopping by.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous The Foo said...

lol funny! happy WW!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Babs1 said...

I love the story! Being from TX, that sign would seem perfectly normal to me! :)

12:09 PM  
Blogger Brony said...

Great story. Thanks for the laugh.
Happy WW!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Tasra said...

Hilarious! Your words definitely added the right touch of humor to that photo...so fun.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Pass The Torch said...

Oh okay! Thanks for the explanation! Very funny.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Pixiepincessmom said...

LOL, that's too funny.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I understood right away. :)

3:02 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

LOL too funny!

4:02 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

I just got back from a trip from California to Missouri via 44. Water towers were entertainment on that trip!

5:33 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

too funny....I'd always seen that too on our way
South to visit family in Georgia and Florida.....so I already knew what Y'all meant;-)

5:34 PM  
Blogger MommaK said...

HA!! I was just coming over because of your "Y'all" comment and here you have a picture. LOL

6:17 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Brings back memories! I grew up in Ohio :)

7:27 PM  
Blogger Duchess said...

well us folk in the DC area say yall also!

7:42 PM  
Blogger monica said...

I love yoru blog, great picture!

7:57 PM  

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