Verbatim post from Diane's blog; entry May 13, 2007
The Princess stands on a chair next to the schoolroom's world map and declares, First we will go to Canada, then we go back home. Then we go straight to Mexico.
I ask, What will we do in Canada?
Visit all the people there.
How about Mexico?
We will give them money.
Then we'll go to e-ma-la, that little pink place.
(I looked at the map.) Oh, Guatemala.
Then we will go to sawf America.
After South America, we will go to Aus-tray-lia, right over here. After Australia, we will go to China. Then we will fly to A-si-a.
Are we done?
No, not yet. Next I want to go to Greenland, that's right over here, Mama.
She picks up a stick. There are two Russias! We'll go to this Russia, this one, (pointing with stick) the one with Asia.
... then my comment:
My dear lady,
Please remember that the Princess was born in the Old Dominion, Virginia-THE-Commonwealth, South of the Mason-Dixon Line. In this light, South (pron. Sawf) America is pronounced Sawf Uhmereka.
Remember, this is the Sawf -- a pan is not "oily", it's "gaizy". People older that you are addressed as "Sir" and "Ma'am", unless there's a group of them, then they are called "y'all". Tea is always served cold (unless it's 4 p.m., and that's when one dresses in one's finest and enjoys small cucumber sandwiches served on Royal Albert), and the afternoon is spent on the porch drinking a Mint Julip.
Remember, this is the Sawf, so save your Confederate money, for we will rise again!
Thank you, and y'all come back real soon now.