I think I am raising a hillbilly. I guess you could say redneck too. Neither one of those terms are really my favorite words in the world. Living in an area where your accent automatically causes others to deduct points from your IQ, not always fun.
I, myself, have to be cautious of particular words or else they come out all rednecky. Mike gets a big kick out of it when I'm excited and get to talking too fast and out comes "sail" (with a heavy accent) instead of sell. He thinks that because he lived in Los Angles for six years he got the redneck out but I hate to tell him, over the years I hear that accent of his getting worse and worse. He often stops mid sentence to ask, "That sounded really redneck, didn't it?"
Now that Jackson is starting to talk more and more, I'm seeing him take on the hillbilly way of pronouncing words too.
He says: fire in da ho. He means: fire in the hole.
He says: hersey. He means: horsey.
He says: MawMaw. He means: Mama.
and my all time favorite, He says: o' dare. He means: over there.
So when he says something like, "MawMaw, I see a hersey o'dare by the fire in da ho!" I can't help but to laugh and imagine him dressed in cut off overalls, a flannel shirt, a straw hat, and bare feet just like the hillbillies in the shows in Branson. I wish I sounded and looked at cute as he does when he talks like that!
He's my little hillbilly baby.