Actually, not so much, Jack. I’d say more locals said “creek” than “crick”, although that version was heard.

My father was from Chicago and I adapted his pronunciation of words. We said “creek”. I also didn’t take on the accent of the locals or their local words like:

Cam for calm

Boot for the trunk of a car

Bonnet for the hood of a car

Over yonder

Sack for a grocery bag

and, so on.

Although, I did pick up the moniker that my family and I were called:

Come-heres as in, you don’t belong here. I heard that way too often not to adopt it!

I’ve picked up more Southern lingo here in Florida than I did growing up in Virginia. Captain Argentina cringes when I say:

Fixin’ to — as in, I’m fixin’ to go to work or fixin’ to wash dishes (That last one was a joke — I don’t wash dishes, right, Captain?)

Or, Y’all

And he cringes the most when he hears:

All y’all

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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