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8 things Southerners say differently than everyone else

Business Insider Logo By Mark Abadi of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 9:  People in the American South have one of the most famous dialects in the United States, from their distinctive drawl to the versatile pronoun "y'all." And there are some things Southerners say differently from the rest of the US. Southern vocabulary can be confusing to outsiders, especially when a common word has a totally different meaning when spoken in the South. Here are eight of the most perplexing Southern words that people from other places simply wouldn't understand.

People in the American South have one of the most famous dialects in the United States, from their distinctive drawl to the versatile pronoun "y'all."

And there are some things Southerners say differently from the rest of the US.

Southern vocabulary can be confusing to outsiders, especially when a common word has a totally different meaning when spoken in the South.

Here are eight of the most perplexing Southern words that people from other places simply wouldn't understand.

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