mbrookes, you hit the nail on the head with your remark about education. I was born in Huntsville, AL, raised in Warner Robins, GA, went to school in Atlanta, and no one can guess where I’m from because I don’t have a southern accent. In general, the more educated memebers of my extended family don’t either, and the less educated ones do. It is really amazing, because some of these people are siblings!
I do say "fixin’ to", "y’all", and "Coke" almost every day [:D]and I enjoyed the Wisdom listed at the beginning of this thread.