Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another English lesson - my favorite word.

My favorite word in the English language has got to be "fixingto" (pronounced FIXintuh).

It means what you think it means: ready to, about to, going to, or anything else along those lines.

Here it is in a sentence: "I'm fixingto go to town".

For a little extra emphasis when you need to show you're really serious, you can add the prefix "a", and a personal pronoun.

Here's an example: "I'm a-fixingto eat me a hamburger".

It's a versatile little word. You should use it whenever you get a chance.


Anonymous said...

I'm a fixingto use that thar word rat cheer!

How about "rat cheer" as in "Sit down rat cheer!"?

Cute, huh?

A Valdese Blogger said...

Anon: Ah've heerd tell people use rat cheer rat smart in this hyere country.

Dori said...

I love that word...I say it from time to time to amuse my Brit husband :)

Martin MY said...

It just doesn't sound 'English' to me at all. Surely originate from a regional source.

A Valdese Blogger said...

Dori: When I got out of the Army I went to England & Ireland for a month before coming home. I couldn't understand half of people said me, my brain was 1/2 syllable behind most of the time. So it's good to have words like 'fixingto' in your repertoire. It levels the playing field. I reckon.

Martin: Yes, it is a regionalism, mostly from the southern and southwestern part of the USA. I've heard it and used it most of my life. It's not standard American English, but it's definitely English. Of a sort. Once again, I reckon.

Thank y'all for your comments.