11 Phrases That Will Make You Swear Virginians Have Their Own Language
Here in Virginia, we’re a glorious melting pot of all sorts of languages and expressions. We’ve got plenty of southern heritage, yet there are also other cultural influences that make our dialect nothing short of fascinating. To Virginians, it’s the norm, yet folks from other states may scratch their heads at some of our more unique expressions. See if you find yourself using any of the following words or expressions that are so classically Virginian:
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What are some additional phrases you would add to the list? We know these are only a few of the unique expressions used in Virginia, so please share some of your favorites with us!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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