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Bargain Barn, Bargain Barn.
posted by pianomover (25 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
why
posted by tybeet at 9:08 AM on August 4, 2009


I'm gonna call this post as-is.
posted by item at 9:08 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's on the web, but is it "best of"?
posted by hippybear at 9:14 AM on August 4, 2009


Sham-wow man, you have met your match!
posted by Xoebe at 9:19 AM on August 4, 2009


haha poor people!
posted by cj_ at 9:26 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm gonna call this post as-is.

I'd just like to see it go through the warsher.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 9:29 AM on August 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Huh, primitive Craigslist. What accent is that, by the way? I'm interested that he rhymes "washed" with "borscht."
posted by yoink at 9:31 AM on August 4, 2009


"...and the reason it is as is is..."

Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo...
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:39 AM on August 4, 2009


The accent, yoink, sounds Hoosier or Down-State Illinois to me, but I'm no expert.
posted by smrtsch at 9:44 AM on August 4, 2009


Laughing and pointing at country folk makes them angry, you know.
posted by longsleeves at 9:46 AM on August 4, 2009


What accent is that, by the way? I'm interested that he rhymes "washed" with "borscht."

Whatever it is, I had a grade school teacher that said the same thing. She also pronounced "sink" as "zink" which looking back on it doesn't even belong the same stereotype. Mars?
posted by DU at 9:47 AM on August 4, 2009


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posted by Plutor at 9:49 AM on August 4, 2009


When he stepped off the magic carpet and said "not really" I busted up pretty good right there.
posted by orme at 9:52 AM on August 4, 2009


Yup, sounds like downstate Illinois to me.

And I enjoyed it in laughing-with, not laughing-at way but maybe that's because I live 20 minutes from Illinois. And yeah, orme, the "not really" got me too. Dude was funny.
posted by Monsters at 10:38 AM on August 4, 2009


What accent is that, by the way?

The commercials ran in Oklahoma.
posted by applemeat at 10:47 AM on August 4, 2009


Cite
posted by applemeat at 10:51 AM on August 4, 2009


Oh my god. I grew up with Bargain Barn. My parents bought some garden hoses and a lawn mower on Bargain Barn. I didn't realize it was broadcast from Shawnee; I thought they were located in our town.

I'm not sure if "warsh" is native Oklahoman or not, but I've encountered people in both Oklahoma and Texas who say it (but my mom, who has a thick south Texas accent, hates it).
posted by transporter accident amy at 11:20 AM on August 4, 2009


I'm not sure if "warsh" is native Oklahoman or not

I think it may be just native rural-ish, as I've heard it in SW Ontario...
posted by Zinger at 11:48 AM on August 4, 2009


Oh yeah, that's Oklahoma or rural Texas for sure. All those Rs that go missing up heah in the nahtheast? They drift down to Oklahoma and settle right in the middle of "warsh."
posted by rusty at 12:10 PM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Someone call Sarah Palin. This mad would be a great running mate for her presidential bid. Folksy talk and Jesus is King.
posted by Cranberry at 12:21 PM on August 4, 2009


I'm with Zinger in thinking warsh is a rural thing. My mother and her sisters were raised on a farm in Central New York and all said George Warshington and used a warshing machine.
posted by plastic_animals at 12:51 PM on August 4, 2009


I think it may be just native rural-ish, as I've heard it in SW Ontario...

I agree, I've definitely heard it in Northern Ohio.
posted by applemeat at 2:05 PM on August 4, 2009


My husband, who grew up in Northern Oklahoma, identified the voice in about one second. I, too, have spent many hours watching Bargain Barn for the sheer entertainment value. Sadly, I'm letting the video run in the background because we love the familiar sound.
posted by wallaby at 2:53 PM on August 4, 2009


Naw, sounds to me like purdy pure Arkansawish.... up around Bentonville, where they train the Wal-mart announcers....
"Attayunshun, Wawl-Mort Shoppers..."

Come to think of it, ain't too awful far from Shawnee.

Ah got the chops to say this, 'cause Ah growed up in NW Arkansas.
posted by drhydro at 2:59 PM on August 4, 2009


In 60 years this will be documentary record of the Global financial crisis.
posted by bystander at 5:04 PM on August 4, 2009


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