Tuesday, March 23, 2010

'She Said' At-Game Recap: LSU Tigers vs. Kansas Jayhawks, 3/14

Mrs. Orel checks in with her observations from our LSU adventure:

HOW D'Y'ALL KNOW?

Here are some clues that you're at a state university baseball game in the American south:

  • French fries are covered in goopy cheese
  • The seats come in one of two colors: purple or yellow
  • The grass is as emerald as an Irish hillside

Overheard:

    "I talked t' Jerry."
    "Uh huh."
    "I jest asked him, was he born agin."
    "Uh huh."
    "He said he don' know."
    "If he don' know, he ain't."
    "Thass right."

  • Little girls are bowheads, with ribbons in school colors
  • Little boys wear crocs in school colors
  • If they held a Wilford Brimley look-alike contest, he'd lose for sheer force of the competition

Overheard:

    "Those Hollywood acters, they can't jest make a movie and be entertainin'. They all gotta have some cause."
    "Uh huh."
    "That Woody Harrelson went to them Oscars in a suit made a marijuana!"
    "Uh huh.
    "I gotta get me one a them. Ya jest light a sleeve an inhale."
    "Thass right."

  • The burgers are bigger than a catcher's mitt
  • They spell go: "geaux"
  • Have I mentioned? The crowd wears one of two colors: purple or yellow

Overheard:

    "Bernice saw that Sandra Bullock movie about that good Christian family."
    "Uh huh."
    "She said it got her rethinkin' her whole spiritual life."
    "Thass right."

  • When a player is exceptional, his coach gives him a chest bump
  • The crowd comes in one of two colors: white or sunburnt
  • At game's end, the teams shake each other's hands

Because thass right.

5 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

That's definitely goopy cheese, not to be confused with gloppy cheese. Glad you got that straight.

gus2327 said...

LSU TIGERS CWS Championships: 6 (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009)
Kansas Jayhawks CWS Championships: ZERO

"Thass right." GEAUX TIGERS!
And it's Purple and GOLD

Mr. Customer said...

Via DT and others, stalwart sidebar hero and all-around good guy Brian Akin (Dear Tommy John Letters) was cut.

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The "geaux" is mainly for Louisiana, not the south in general.

GEAUX SAINTS!

Meaniebreanie said...

Just like there are variances on northeastern accents and phrases there are different dialects and versions of "southernese".

Dern ya, we'll learn ya. And when somethin just aint right you speak up and say "That dog don't hunt". Because thass right.