Yesterday I asked K to do something and she said, "Yes, ma'am." I did a double take. We don't say ma'am in our house, but I guess when the South is all she's known (and she's in school now), it was bound to happen sooner or later. We've just got to move north before she starts saying "ya'll" or asking for collard greens with fat-back.
Your Still-Not-Southern Sister,