– We say pen. – Pen. – Take an extra four seconds to say it, that’s kind of our motto. – A pen, pass me a pen. I need to write a letter. – Whoo!
– I think I’m starting to get it.
– Yeah, you’re gettin’ it. Welcome to “Talk Southern to Me”. I’m your host, Hallie Tarpley. I’m from Alabama. Today, I’m with Curtis
Stone, who’s from Australia. – Mm-hmm. – Which is another place
that starts with an A. (laughing) – So that’s really cool. I’m going to be teaching
Curtis some southern phrases, how we speak in the south. – Well no one’s more southern
than the Australians. The only thing more southern
than us is Antarctica. But I don’t know how to speak southern, so I’m very excited to learn. – Yeah, does it offend
you when we’re like, “We’re the South!” and we’re so- – I don’t even get it
because in the south, you can be as high up as the Carolinas, but then below that is Florida. But that’s not as southern
as what’s north of it. So I’m kind of like, I don’t even really
know where the south is. I’m lost.
– Mm, the fundamental question, honestly. Well, I can for sure say that this Jim Beam Kentucky
Straight is southern. – Oh.
– So can I interest you in um-
– Oh, sure. That’s a good pour.
– Yeah, thank you. – Is that a southern pour? – It is, yeah. I’m well trained. – Whoo! – Yeah, this’ll help
get us started so we can really get into the,
– Well, cheers. So how do you say cheers in the south? – We’re usually chugging, already,
– Right, got ya. – So we don’t have time for that. – Kay. – Okay, first term. Are you ready? – Yep. – So this is a pronunciation. – Okay. – Okay. – I would say oil, but you would say ole. – You nailed it.
– Got it. – This is totally it. My mother says, ole, or bole, or brole. – More a sound than it is a word. Ole. Pass me the ole. – Yeah, its, you know
you’re doing it correctly when no parts of your mouth touch, when you say it. Ole. – Ole. – Curtis Stone. That was great. – So how would you use that in a sentence? – My dad was changing
the ole in the tractor when a snake crawled in his boot. (laughing) Okay. – One and one.
– One and one. I’m really impressed. Okay. So, this one is a term. – Okay. – What would you call this in Australia? – We would call that a shopping trolley. – Okay. That’s sounds very fancy. – You would call that a cart. – Cart. – Cart. – So we call this a buggy. – A buggy? Right. See that’s very different for us. That’s what a granny carries,
like the little jeep. The little buggy. They carry a little buggy
and put their shopping in it. But it’s like a square
thing with just a one handle and two little wheels. – [Hallie] And that’s a buggy? – That’s a buggy. – Oh my. But you can say it, right? Buggy? – Buggy? (laughing) – Yeah, buggy. You did it. – I feel like I need
to duck when I say it. Buggy. – You gotta, to get the sound out, it’s important to drop your head. – It is. – And say it very slowly. – Give it to me one more time. – Buggy. – Buggy. – Buggy. Do you need a sentence, Curtis? – I do. – The wheels of my buggy were so jacked up at the Pig this morning. – What’s the Pig? – The Pig is our grocery store. That’s what we say. The Pig. – You call grocery stores the Pig. – Well, not all of them. Only, the Piggly Wiggly.
– Oh, that’s a brand. The Piggly Wiggly. – Have, you’ve heard of
the Piggly Wiggly, right? – I have. And I’ve always thought, why would you call a grocery
store the Piggly Wiggly? But now I know so you can
shorten it to the Pig. – The Pig. I truly, never in my
life said Piggly Wiggly. It sounds insane. This next one is crazy. Before we get that, wait, tell us about yourself. What’s going on with you, Curtis? – Well lots. I’ve been a busy boy. I was back just in Australia
a few weeks ago actually. Which has obviously been
devastated by those crazy fires. And each year we choose a charity that we put all of our
attention on for that 12 months. And we’ve chosen the
Drought Angels, this year. In fact, we’re gonna donate
100% of our profits from Maude, our restaurant in Beverly Hills,
for the next three months. So anyone that comes
to spend money with us is actually donating it
to the Drought Angels. Which is an organization that
helps farmers that have been you know, beaten up by the weather. Whether it’s drought,
flood, fire, you name it. They’re there for the farmers
and we wanted to help. So, it’s been a really
emotional time, actually. I had lots of friends reaching out. And people, chefs calling me
and saying what can we do. How can we help? That was sort of one
way that we thought of that we could sort of give
a little something back. And then also raise
awareness for that charity. – Oh yeah. And where can you find that? Is that a? – You can go to our website. Or you could go droughtangels.org.au. Okay, so this one’s a pronunciation. Okay, so it is what the gentleman is holding in this picture. – Right. – That we’re referring to. So, how would you pronounce this word. – A pen. – You say pen. – Pen. – Pen? – Pen. – Pen. We occasionally call them ink pens. – How would you put that
into a sentence for me. – My ink pen exploded in the washer and got all over my dang clothes. (laughing) – My ink pen exploded in my washer and got all over my dang clothes. (laughing) – Wow. That was perfect, right? 10 out of 10.
– Right. They wouldn’t even know
that I was Australian. – No. You hid it so well. Bad? Is it getting better? – It’s a, good. – What would you call this in Australia. Not the room, but the, this. Her. – Well we’d call that a dunny. – Okay. Of course. A dunny. – Toilet. If you wanted to be all proper
but we would call it a dunny. A D-U-N-N-Y. – And can you use that in a sentence? – I’ll be right back mate. I need to use the dunny. – Use the dunny? – Yeah. That’s the Aussie way. – You still say it when you’re here? Like this is the dunny? – No. – You say toilet? – No one knows what I’m talking, I tell my kids what it is. – Okay. – That’s a dunny, son. (laughing) How do you say it in the south. – We call this a commode. – A commode? That sounds very fancy. – Thank you. – So stick that in a sentence for me. – Okay. Mom, I stopped up the commode. Where’s the plunger? (laughing) – Yeah, commode. Okay. Well, okay. Commode. – Commode. – Perfect.
– From now on, that’s what it’ll be in my house. – Okay, this one’s a term. – Right. – You ready? – Yep. Piddlin’. Piddlin’. Piddlin’. I’m piddlin’. – Piddlin’. – I’ve been drinking so much water, I’m piddlin’ like a racehorse. (laughing) Like that? – What do you, what do you think this means? – I would have thought it meant, using the commode, while standing up. – Okay, I’ll use it in a sentence. – Yeah. – Quit piddlin’ and get in the car. – Oh. It’s not what I thought at all. Well, pardon me. So piddlin’ means, messing about. Going slow. Huh. Stop piddlin’ about. – Yeah. You got it. Okay, we’re down to our final two. How do you feel. – I feel like, enlightened. – Really? – Yeah. – That’s so good. – From the inside and the out. – This next one, it’s what’s on the hanger. – Right. Some trousers. Or your duds. – Your what? – Duds. – Do you say my duds? – Yeah, where are my duds? – Where are my duds? Oh my god. That’s so much better. I should rip up this card. Mine’s stupid. Okay. So we call them, britches. – Bridges? – Britches. – Britches? – Yeah. – How do you use it in a sentence? – You better pull them britches up or I’ll smack you upside the head. (laughing) – That’s rather violent. – You wanna try that sentence? – You better pull them bridges up or I’ll smack you upside the head. (laughing) Oh, I feel rude saying that. I would never smack you upside the head. – No this. Okay, are you saying bridges? – Britches. What is it?
– Britches. – Bridges. – It’s gotta come out like
– Pull them bridges up. – Britches. – Pull them britches up. – Pull them britches up. – Pull them britches up. – Yes.
– Or I’ll smack you upside your head. (laughing) Girl. – Perfect. Okay. That’s great. That’s great. Okay. So you’re going great. – Am I?
– Yeah. – Okay. – Nobody else has done this well. You are the first episode but still. – Thanks. – I mean that with my whole heart. What do you call these in Australia? – Runners, joggers, tennis shoes. – Hey. Okay. In the south, we call them tennis shoes. – Do you? – And we get in a lot of trouble elsewhere.
– By the tennis association.
– Yeah. Cause they’re, it’s not for tennis. – Trainers. – Trainers? – I mean. – You guys have a lot of names for it. – We do. – You’re greedy. Joggers, trainers.
– You solely call them tennis shoes? – I’ve only called them tennis shoes. – Is that right? – People in the north, call them sneakers. Which sounds a little like. – Gangster. (laughing) – Sneakers. Yeah. Yeah, but tennis shoes. I’m so glad. I think this might be the. – This is where we like come together. – That’s it. – Yeah.
– And, yeah, this is our mutual understanding. – My dunny, your komodo. – Well. – Not, what’s it called? – Commode. – Commode. – Komodo. – Komodo. Here’s to tennis shoes.
– Hey. Cheers to tennis shoes. Curtis, I feel like you’re an expert. You really nailed this. – You’ll adopt me into the south? – I think we will. Comment below if we
should adopt Curtis Stone. And subscribe if we shouldn’t. Where can we, where can we donate if you’re outside of the California area. – Sure. Well you can go to maude.com’s
probably the easiest, which is our restaurant. We have all the information there. – Perfect. All right. Thank you so much. – Thank you. – Yeah, and come to the South anytime. I’ll take you to the Pig. – Yeah. – We can hang out. – We’ll get a buggy. – Quit piddlin’. Like and subscribe to Southern
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