Maybe people from other areas do this, as well; but since I moved from northern Idaho (where everyone spoke :normal English" down to the southern state of Alabama, I have learned some new words in my vocabulary, and some interesting expressions. All over the United States, you can go into a grocery store and get a shopping cart to put your groceries in. Down here , they call them "buggies". No one here has ever even heard the word "pop" as it refers to a carbonated drink. They call it a soda, sodie, or sometimes, just a Coke, regardless of what flavor it is. In Idaho, we might "give someone a ride" to the store. Here, they say "I will carry you" to the store. No matter what you are about to do, you are "fixin' to " do whatever it is. If someone says "Well, Bless yo little heart" , it may mean that you have just said (or done) something that upset them very much. Then there is that business of how to address a person. "You'all = you. All you'all = everyone . Weird.... I still forget and ask at a convenience store , where the pop is at, and then remember when I get that blank stare, that they have absolutely NO clue what i am asking about. They always look so relieved when I say I mean soda. And iced tea. In Idaho, ice tea only comes one way---plain. If you want anything in it beside the usual slice of lemon, then you add the sugar or sweetener yourself. In the South they have Sweet Tea. If you don't want your tea full of sugar, then you have to ask for "unsweet tea" . I may never get all of the little idiosyncracies here figured out; but i do really like living in the South.