But what a fascinating resource! There are vast regional differences in speech patterns/vocabulary throughout America. I've been twitted more than once about saying I'm fixing to. . .or y'all. . .and those are just for starters! Though I usually set my stories in areas with which I'm familiar, both geographically and culturally, I can see that this tome would be a great resource for writers who are setting a story outside their general comfort zone.
For Texas writers or writers about Texas wanting a little flavor, let me recommend two excellent resources by Wallace O. Chariton:
- This Dog'll Hunt (Wordware Publishing, Inc., 1990)
- This Dog'll Really Hunt (Republic of Texas Press, 1999)