I was trained by my dad to say please, thank you and you’re welcome. There were consequences if I or my siblings didn’t follow these rules. I’m sure older natives of South Carolina remember those consequences.
I hardly ever say you’re welcome anymore. It is so engrained in my brain to say thank you, that I say thank you to those thanking me.
I believe our drawl is because of our hot and humid summers. We did not have air conditioning until I was in my mid-20s, and that was a single window air conditioner.
I remember sitting with my arms resting on a chair hardly able to move. Sweat was pouring from every pore in my body. You don’t talk fast nor move fast when you are without energy.
Barbara Way Walsh