Many of the southern states of the United States have their own unique way of speaking American English. This creates somewhat of a common bond among these states, at least linguistically. Anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line you would be exposed to amusing expressions that are unique to this part of the world.
Take for instance the common address, “ya’ll.” When translated into regular English it basically means “you all.” Then, of course, if there was ever the slight possibility of leaving anyone out, or to be misunderstood by anyone already included in your former address, you can intensify matters by employing the term “all ya’ll.” One of my favourites is the very descriptive “fixin’ to,” or “fixing to.” Nearly anyone of a particular generation in the southern states who was about to take some course of action was “fixin’ to” do it. According to this reasoning, whether it is planning to do something as simple as taking out the rubbish, or something as complex as performing open heart surgery, one can be “fixin’ to” do so…
So here is something that we as a church should be “fixin’ to” do this year, as we remain firmly committed to all other ways we are commanded in Scripture...
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