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Re: Bedeck

Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:03 pm

The only place I have ever used bedight is in singing Brahms lullaby to my little children, and that was fifty years ago. I use bedecked on occasion but not often and it serves me well.
I don't care for "all decked out" as it is slang I have read but never actually heard anyone say. In Red Neck land we say “dressed fit to kill”. I have no idea why.

Slava's offering to this thread pretty well sets the usage for me.

The history of the words is confusing to me also.
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Re: Bedeck

Postby damoge » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:35 pm

That's funny! "All decked out" is something we definitely say... but I grew up a long way from official red neck land. We also use "dressed fit to kill", however, so we are not unable to communicate.
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Re: Bedeck

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:27 pm

So did the dudes, dandies, and toffs!
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Re: Bedeck

Postby damoge » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:31 pm

So Perry, South by birth or by choice?
Do you consider yourself in redneck country?
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Re: Bedeck

Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:38 am

He will, of course, speak for himself, but if Perry says he isn't a Red Neck from Red Neck country he is puttin' on airs. We do have citified ways in the cities of the South and a lot of Yankee immigrants. Some of us have a smattering of education and we do wear shoes to church. But scratch a Southerner's veneer and you get a Red Neck. There are several of us on the Agora. We are harmless.
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Re: Bedeck

Postby damoge » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:27 am

harmless? really?

that's a disappointment.
Where in the South?
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Re: Bedeck

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:08 pm

Phillip's in Dallas, i'm in N Louisiana, both by birth and choice. Spent three years in school in Louisville that thinks its southern, but ain't - they put spaghetti in chili up there and consider it a seasonal dish. My last year I went out in a short sleeved shirt in April in 45 degree weather and decided I had been up there too long. Why anyone lives north of Memphis I have NO idea.
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Re: Bedeck

Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:37 pm

I grew up south of San Antonio. I was pretty sure the Mason Dixon Line was just North of San Antonio. Now that I live in Dallas and have traveled widely, even to Yankee Land and to Europe, I can say with Perry that Memphis is about as far north as a feller orta go.
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Re: Bedeck

Postby damoge » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:54 pm

Well, P and P, I can't understand anyone's choosing to live more than 1/4 mile east of the North Pacific.
A real case of "to each his own"...
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Re: Bedeck

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:01 pm

I stepped briefly into the Pacific. It's cold. The Gulf is warm. Nuf sed.
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Re: Bedeck

Postby damoge » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:14 pm

nuf said indeed. Whenever it tries to warm up here (above 70), a delicious dank darkness develops and covers my house.
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