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Friday, February 15, 2008

St. Louis Question

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If you should ever encounter a human from St. Louis, do not be alarmed if he or she asks you which high school you went to. This is the single most important question for every native of St. Louis, Missouri. It does not matter what you are doing in your life at that point, you will still be asked about your high school. You could be professor, a doctor, a Siberian Husky, or even a presidential candidate. None of that matters to a St. Louisan. Nope. The only thing that matters is your high school.

I will answer this question. I attended Ann Gafke's Teacher's Pet in Columbia, MO.

When my Human** went to Mizzou, she encountered many St. Louisans. One of the most stereotypical was one who would also ask questions like, "So, how much did your father make last year?"

Another thing about St. Louisans is that where my Human would pronounce the word "fort" and "fart" differently, a human from St. Louis would pronounce them both as "fart." So, "fark" = "fork;" "shart" = "short;" etc.

But a "woo" is still a "woo" world wide.

**Please note that my Human has her own peculiarities. She is essentially an educated hillbilly from the north Ozarks.

8 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My human says Central York High Skhhool

York PA

Just another example of people being stoopid!

Wags&Khysses,
Khyra
KK
T'08

Penny & Poppy said...

Boy, those St. Louisans talk funny! Our mom and dad had to learn a whole new language when they moved to the South. It was like a whole 'nother country! They learned that any kind of soda is Coke and many other weird words.

Aire-hugs,
Poppy & Penny

Marley said...

Mom just asked her coworker, who is from an hour outside of St. Louis, to say "fork". She wouldn't do it. They she yelled at Mom for making fun of her.

Whatever!

Shmoo said...

Grandma human woman says Tayger... not Tiger. She also says Slim Perkins, not Slim Pickens. Grandma human woman is from Nebraska, where the Wizard of Oz takes place, and unfortunately has not been wiped out by tornados, but should be.

Meeshka

Kathryn and Ari said...

Tubey,
I went to Saint Louis University as an undergraduate and learned a LOT about St. Louis high schools while I was there. That question may be stupid, but in a town famous for frozen custard, you can't get too critical. It may not be cheese and bacon, by Ted Drewes is worth a little social posturing, right?

Turbo the Sibe said...

Kathryn, Ted Drewes is a very good thing. Or so I've heard as my Human does not share things like that!

Holly said...

Instead of saying wash, do they pronounce it worsh? My moms mom and step dad was worsh instead of wash and they live in Illinois.

Hbbb

Kapp pack said...

Humans are so strange sometimes!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann