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Old 08-30-2011, 10:56 AM   #41
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But when you went to momma-an-nems, did anyone ask you if you'djeetyet?
If you were hungry, you'd say yes'm.
Yes'm and can I get motea too? And don't ask for sweet tea cause that's all they make, right?
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:57 AM   #42
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Thanks for using "slack-jawed" in your post...haven't heard that in a month of Sundays when I was knee-high to a grasshopper going to momma-an-nems house!
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But when you went to momma-an-nems, did anyone ask you if you'djeetyet?
If you were hungry, you'd say yes'm.
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But when you went to momma-an-nems, did anyone ask you if you'djeetyet?
If you were hungry, you'd say yes'm.
I never heard of "momma-an-nems". What does it mean?

"Djeetyet?" I heard and spoke at the Big U, when about to head down/off for lunch, and wondering if anyone else would go then too.

My retirement "plan" may have been foolish, as I didn't have one! And the thought to retire happened right after feeling the toe of Adam Smith's boot. DW said she thought we could do it. But it took a lot of thinking and calculating before I was convinced it was possible.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:20 AM   #44
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I never heard of "momma-an-nems". What does it mean?

"Djeetyet?" I heard and spoke at the Big U, when about to head down/off for lunch, and wondering if anyone else would go then too.

My retirement "plan" may have been foolish, as I didn't have one! And the thought to retire happened right after feeling the toe of Adam Smith's boot. DW said she thought we could do it. But it took a lot of thinking and calculating before I was convinced it was possible.
Momma and thems...very slang southern talk. I can't say anymore as English is the official language here...
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"Djeetyet?" I heard and spoke at the Big U, ...
Is that Gee (as in "Gee whiz!") + Chet (as in "Chet Atkins")? That's my pronunciation of "Did you eat yet?"
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Is that Gee (as in "Gee whiz!") + Chet (as in "Chet Atkins")? That's my pronunciation of "Did you eat yet?"
No, as heard and spoken back then by me and others, at least there, it was "djeet" as the accented first syllable, and the "yet" was really squished up against the "djeet", so if it was said a bit quicker, as it often was, it became "djeet-jet?"

Many years later, out of the blue, I asked my kids this, and they replied immediately as to whether they had or hadn't. It seemed natural.

And oh yeah, they all want to retire early, and understand LBYM!
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I think we have all heard retirement plans from other people that just make us shake our head in disbelief. Well, I have two that I heard of that struck me as down right goofy.
"My house is my retirement"

You don't hear that one quite as much anymore.
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Sarah, in my younger days, the correct response to "Jeet jet?" was "No, squeet."




Translation to satisfy the moderating sticklers:
"Did you eat yet?"
"No, let's go eat."
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You obviously don't know select members of my family....

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The worst "plan" I've heard of is the one I hear way too often: "I'm never going to be able to retire." Unfortunately, retirement will likely be forced upon these folks. Employees get downsized, people lose their health, or just can't get a job that pays enough in their senior years. Then what?

I'm always agast when I hear someone say this and so never reply, just remain silent. It horrifies me.
Or the one that one of my BIL used to say "I will be dead by then"... IOW, his father died young... his mother made it to her early 60s... he did not think that he would have a long life so why not spend it now...


Good thing that my sister convinced him otherwise... he is 62 and she is 55 and both lost thier job last year... so they retired and are doing just fine... now the discussion is should he start SS or wait till 70... the big problem is that my sister gets a big state pension and would not get the full benefit so I do not know the answer to that question...
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Momma and thems...very slang southern talk. I can't say anymore as English is the official language here...
Southern - I'm learning a lot from Brenda Lee in 'The Closer'. "Put dat pen ta papa - be quick or be go-on!". (Last night's episode that I had to rewind 3 times to understand.)

My BIL and sister have no retirement plan which is the craziest. They are 58 & 60 and collect SS disability for now.
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he is 62 and she is 55 and both lost their job last year... so they retired and are doing just fine... now the discussion is should he start SS or wait till 70... the big problem is that my sister gets a big state pension and would not get the full benefit so I do not know the answer to that question...
For someone who doesn't have spousal benefit or spousal survivorship issues it doesn't matter when to take SS so much. SS is designed to be actuarially equivalent no matter when you take it. If BIL feels he is going to die young then take it at 62 and get what you can. Conversely. if he feels that he will live forever then it just may pay more to wait.

- Good luck figuring out that one though.
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Southern - I'm learning a lot from Brenda Lee in 'The Closer'. "Put dat pen ta papa - be quick or be go-on!". (Last night's episode that I had to rewind 3 times to understand.)
It is Brenda Leigh - and I love that show too!
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I love that Cosby clip.
And y'all have put me to shame with your Southernisms, for sure.
I love the motea and sqeet! Have you ever had to explain why you mash a button or are fixing to go somewhere? I didn't know that those were odd until I was in my 20s.

I'll leave you with one my Nana used to say: "Frank, you tell that hen that if she doesn't start laying some eggs, I'm gonna cook her up in a pot with some rice!"
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