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- ‘I'll give you anything, suh’non-standard spelling of sir, used in representing British dialect or southern US or black speech‘I sho was not amused, no suh’
- ‘‘Ah swear to do betta, suh,’ he says, mocking Faulkner's southern drawl.’
- ‘‘Well, as ah remembah it,’ she softly replied, slipping into a deeply exaggerated southern accent as she kissed him lightly, ‘You, suh, didn't do too badly yoah self on the turnaround at the Inn.‘’
- ‘‘A good evening to you, suh,’ she said in her best southern accent.’
- ‘Were these ‘percussive incidents’ preceded by the customary, ‘You, suh, are a swine,’ and, immediately proceeded by the obligatory, ‘Ah demand satisfaction!’’
- ‘The south is out, because frankly, suh, I'm a Northerner, and I would not presume to try to fit in, or expect that I should.’
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