More to come about this native dialect, including examples. I'd like to hear your comments.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Picking apart the dialect
I would like to first say that this is not meant to be a hateful blog. I am a non-native St. Louisan. I moved here back in late 2001. From day one, I noticed some strange dialect coming from some of the people hailing from St. Louis. My wife, a native herself, did not have the dialect. But, then again, I met her while she was living in Columbus, Ohio. I believe that STLans that have never lived outside of Missouri tend to have this speak more so than others.