Comma to the Top, people!

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  1. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    Comma to the top! '

    I guess Spazz and I are the only 2 who know the history of comma to the top, so I shall educate you peeps.

    Backstory:

    When i moved to south Louisiana, I had a lot of trouble understanding the people. The cajun patois definitely takes a getting used to.

    When i first moved there, one day, i had painters and a carpet guy over my house. I was talking to the carpet guy. The painters come out into the living room and say:

    "Skjhsdlfhkrhnsiyudfosy liwerdg"

    I say "excuse me?"

    and they say "akshliweyr alis dliauyriywe"

    So i said "uh, ok."

    and they LEFT!

    i said to the carpet guy "gee, i hope they are coming back"

    and he said "oh, they just went to get some oil-based paint"

    "how in the hell did you get that out of what they said?????"

    "that's what they said"

    More backstory:

    So after a year, i'm working every day, but still have a tough time understanding some of the people, especially the real Cajuns.

    I had a patient who was exactly the old dude from The Waterboy. I had an arrangement with my assistants. I would walk in and say "hey, what's going on, tell me what's bothering you" and i would proceed to nod as he "talked"

    When he was through, my assistant and I would both leave and she would tell me what he just said. It was THAT bad.


    Story:

    So, one day, a patient walks into the office asking about something or other. I wandered by and she asked me a question. I can't remember what, but whatever it was I asked her her name.

    it was probably something like Sha'Quanderella :facepalm:

    so i asked her to spell it

    "S H A comma to the top..."

    "WHAT?" - me

    "S H A comma to the top..."

    "HUH?"

    my assistant pats my arm and says "i got this. Why don't you go do...whatever it is you have to do"

    I had no idea why she was shooing me away, but i took the hint and left.

    Afterwards, she came to me, laughing, explaining that certain southerners call an apostrophe "comma to the top" and that's what she had been saying.

    "no, they don't" i said. "What was she really saying?"

    she swore up and down that that's what she said. And once i started working in a community clinic in rural northern Louisnana, i sure heard it almost every day.

    So there you have the story of "comma to the top"

    and it still makes me burst out laughing.
     
  2. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    not reading...
     
  3. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    read this: JERK!

    your loss, it's hilarious!
     
  4. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    it looks long and stuff...
     
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  6. Bye You!

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    fine :dontcare:
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    thread rated, thread approved :emperor:
     
  8. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    and a comma to the top to you, my friend! :hat:
     
  9. Partyxanimal

    Partyxanimal Well-Known Member

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    That's funny Bye :jj:



    Some of them Cajuns are mush mouths.
     
  10. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    OK, i read it!! :derp:
     
  11. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    at least you started a thread about it..

    brb, i'm gonna try to read all those :words: in the OP..
     
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  15. Bye You!

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    clearly, you did. see below.

     
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    -Bunyan Comma Paul

     
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    I tried to skim through it and it hurt my head.
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    so what do they call a semi colon

    dot top comma?
     
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    Lived all my life in the south. My northernmost home was Virginia. Never heard "comma to the top". :dontcare:
     
  20. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    I am totally going to look into this :c

    well, i did! you just didn't hang out in the ghettos.