I live in the South so it should be no surprise when I tell you that my kids have a drawl.
Only it's not the kind you might typically think of.
They don't drag their words out by adding lots of extra vowels like many of us in the South do.
Nope. My kids are way more sophisticated than that. They like to add the letter "L" to words that end in "AW".
"Get the crayons so we can drawl a picture."
"I just sawl a big spider!"
"I need a strawl for my Coke."
And the odd thing is - they both do it! But I don't do it. My husband doesn't do it. Where does this drawl come from ?
I'm no Gil Grissom but I think I've figured it out.
My friend Christie and my friend Jennifer have never met but they both have a lot in common. They are both cute, petite and blond and they both add an "l" to the end of "aw" words!
And they are both from MARYLAND!
We drive through Maryland twice a year on our way to Massachusetts.
Is it possible my kids picked up their Southern drawl in Maryland?