Friday, June 10, 2005

I reckon

I ended a phone conversation today with "I reckon you will," which led me to ponder if people thought I said that because I was from the midwest and my parents are Southern, or something.

In truth, saying "I reckon" is an affectation I picked up while doing the play Dark of the Moon in high school that I was never able to shake. All the characters in that play are mountain-dwelling, moonshine-swilling types, and I said it so much as my character(s) that it snuck its way into my daily speech. So now you know... the rest of the story. Good day!

2 Comments:

Blogger Serrabee said...

Loads of Britishers "reckon" as well. It just hung on in the South better than elsewhere.

5:24 PM  
Blogger jenni_powell said...

I always wondered where that came from. One more tasty nugget in the "Stuff about Jeff" file I am compiling.

It's not a very long file...I reckon...

7:39 AM  

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