Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone Learns What A Piggly Wiggly Is | Talk Southern to Me

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- We say pen.

- Pen.

- Take an extra four seconds to say it,

that's kind of our motto.

- A pen, pass me a pen.

I need to write a letter.

- Whoo! - I think I'm starting

to get it. - Yeah, you're gettin' it.

Welcome to "Talk Southern to Me".

I'm your host, Hallie Tarpley.

I'm from Alabama.

Today, I'm with Curtis Stone, who's from Australia.

- Mm-hmm.

- Which is another place that starts with an A.


- So that's really cool.

I'm going to be teaching Curtis some southern phrases,

how we speak in the south.

- Well no one's more southern than the Australians.

The only thing more southern than us is Antarctica.

But I don't know how to speak southern,

so I'm very excited to learn.

- Yeah, does it offend you when we're like,

"We're the South!" and we're so-

- I don't even get it because in the south,

you can be as high up as the Carolinas,

but then below that is Florida.

But that's not as southern as what's north of it.

So I'm kind of like,

I don't even really know where the south is.

I'm lost. - Mm,

the fundamental question, honestly.

Well, I can for sure say that

this Jim Beam Kentucky Straight is southern.

- Oh. - So can I interest

you in um- - Oh, sure.

That's a good pour. - Yeah, thank you.

- Is that a southern pour?

- It is, yeah.

I'm well trained.

- Whoo!

- Yeah, this'll help get us started so we can

really get into the, - Well, cheers.

So how do you say cheers in the south?

- We're usually chugging,

already, - Right, got ya.

- So we don't have time for that.

- Kay.

- Okay, first term.

Are you ready?

- Yep.

- So this is a pronunciation.

- Okay.

- Okay.

- I would say oil, but you would say ole.

- You nailed it. - Got it.

- This is totally it.

My mother says, ole, or bole, or brole.

- More a sound than it is a word.


Pass me the ole.

- Yeah, its, you know you're doing it correctly

when no parts of your mouth touch,

when you say it.


- Ole.

- Curtis Stone.

That was great.

- So how would you use that in a sentence?

- My dad was changing the ole in the tractor

when a snake crawled in his boot.



- One and one. - One and one.

I'm really impressed.


So, this one is a term.

- Okay.

- What would you call this in Australia?

- We would call that a shopping trolley.

- Okay.

That's sounds very fancy.

- You would call that a cart.

- Cart.

- Cart.

- So we call this a buggy.

- A buggy?


See that's very different for us.

That's what a granny carries, like the little jeep.

The little buggy.

They carry a little buggy and put their shopping in it.

But it's like a square thing with just a one handle

and two little wheels.

- [Hallie] And that's a buggy?

- That's a buggy.

- Oh my.

But you can say it, right?


- Buggy?


- Yeah, buggy.

You did it.

- I feel like I need to duck when I say it.


- You gotta, to get the sound out,

it's important to drop your head.

- It is.

- And say it very slowly.

- Give it to me one more time.

- Buggy.

- Buggy.

- Buggy.

Do you need a sentence, Curtis?

- I do.

- The wheels of my buggy were so jacked up

at the Pig this morning.

- What's the Pig?

- The Pig is our grocery store.

That's what we say.

The Pig.

- You call grocery stores the Pig.

- Well, not all of them.

Only, the Piggly Wiggly. - Oh, that's a brand.

The Piggly Wiggly.

- Have, you've heard of the Piggly Wiggly, right?

- I have.

And I've always thought,

why would you call a grocery store the Piggly Wiggly?

But now I know so you can shorten it to the Pig.

- The Pig.

I truly, never in my life said Piggly Wiggly.

It sounds insane.

This next one is crazy.

Before we get that,

wait, tell us about yourself.

What's going on with you, Curtis?

- Well lots.

I've been a busy boy.

I was back just in Australia a few weeks ago actually.

Which has obviously been devastated by those crazy fires.

And each year we choose a charity

that we put all of our attention on for that 12 months.

And we've chosen the Drought Angels, this year.

In fact, we're gonna donate 100% of our profits from Maude,

our restaurant in Beverly Hills, for the next three months.

So anyone that comes to spend money with us

is actually donating it to the Drought Angels.

Which is an organization that helps farmers that have been

you know, beaten up by the weather.

Whether it's drought, flood, fire, you name it.

They're there for the farmers and we wanted to help.

So, it's been a really emotional time, actually.

I had lots of friends reaching out.

And people, chefs calling me and saying what can we do.

How can we help?

That was sort of one way that we thought of

that we could sort of give a little something back.

And then also raise awareness for that charity.

- Oh yeah.

And where can you find that?

Is that a?

- You can go to our website.

Or you could go

Okay, so this one's a pronunciation.

Okay, so it is what the gentleman

is holding in this picture.

- Right.

- That we're referring to.

So, how would you pronounce this word.

- A pen.

- You say pen.

- Pen.

- Pen?

- Pen.

- Pen.

We occasionally call them ink pens.

- How would you put that into a sentence for me.

- My ink pen exploded in the washer

and got all over my dang clothes.


- My ink pen exploded in my washer

and got all over my dang clothes.


- Wow.

That was perfect, right?

10 out of 10. - Right.

They wouldn't even know that I was Australian.

- No.

You hid it so well.


Is it getting better?

- It's a, good.

- What would you call this in Australia.

Not the room, but the, this.


- Well we'd call that a dunny.

- Okay.

Of course.

A dunny.

- Toilet.

If you wanted to be all proper but we would call it a dunny.

A D-U-N-N-Y.

- And can you use that in a sentence?

- I'll be right back mate.

I need to use the dunny.

- Use the dunny?

- Yeah.

That's the Aussie way.

- You still say it when you're here?

Like this is the dunny?

- No.

- You say toilet?

- No one knows what I'm talking,

I tell my kids what it is.

- Okay.

- That's a dunny, son.


How do you say it in the south.

- We call this a commode.

- A commode?

That sounds very fancy.

- Thank you.

- So stick that in a sentence for me.

- Okay.

Mom, I stopped up the commode.

Where's the plunger?


- Yeah, commode.


Well, okay.


- Commode.

- Perfect. - From now on,

that's what it'll be in my house.

- Okay, this one's a term.

- Right.

- You ready?

- Yep.




I'm piddlin'.

- Piddlin'.

- I've been drinking so much water,

I'm piddlin' like a racehorse.


Like that?

- What do you,

what do you think this means?

- I would have thought it meant,

using the commode, while standing up.

- Okay, I'll use it in a sentence.

- Yeah.

- Quit piddlin' and get in the car.

- Oh.

It's not what I thought at all.

Well, pardon me.

So piddlin' means,

messing about.

Going slow.


Stop piddlin' about.

- Yeah.

You got it.

Okay, we're down to our final two.

How do you feel.

- I feel like, enlightened.

- Really?

- Yeah.

- That's so good.

- From the inside and the out.

- This next one,

it's what's on the hanger.

- Right.

Some trousers.

Or your duds.

- Your what?

- Duds.

- Do you say my duds?

- Yeah, where are my duds?

- Where are my duds?

Oh my god.

That's so much better.

I should rip up this card.

Mine's stupid.


So we call them, britches.

- Bridges?

- Britches.

- Britches?

- Yeah.

- How do you use it in a sentence?

- You better pull them britches up

or I'll smack you upside the head.


- That's rather violent.

- You wanna try that sentence?

- You better pull them bridges up

or I'll smack you upside the head.


Oh, I feel rude saying that.

I would never smack you upside the head.

- No this.

Okay, are you saying bridges?

- Britches.

What is it? - Britches.

- Bridges.

- It's gotta come out like - Pull them bridges up.

- Britches.

- Pull them britches up.

- Pull them britches up.

- Pull them britches up.

- Yes. - Or I'll smack you

upside your head.



- Perfect.


That's great.

That's great.


So you're going great.

- Am I? - Yeah.

- Okay.

- Nobody else has done this well.

You are the first episode but still.

- Thanks.

- I mean that with my whole heart.

What do you call these in Australia?

- Runners, joggers, tennis shoes.

- Hey.


In the south, we call them tennis shoes.

- Do you?

- And we get in a lot of trouble

elsewhere. - By the tennis

association. - Yeah.

Cause they're, it's not for tennis.

- Trainers.

- Trainers?

- I mean.

- You guys have a lot of names for it.

- We do.

- You're greedy.

Joggers, trainers. - You solely call them

tennis shoes?

- I've only called them tennis shoes.

- Is that right?

- People in the north, call them sneakers.

Which sounds a little like.

- Gangster.


- Sneakers.


Yeah, but tennis shoes.

I'm so glad.

I think this might be the.

- This is where we like come together.

- That's it.

- Yeah. - And,

yeah, this is our mutual understanding.

- My dunny, your komodo.

- Well.

- Not, what's it called?

- Commode.

- Commode.

- Komodo.

- Komodo.

Here's to tennis shoes. - Hey.

Cheers to tennis shoes.

Curtis, I feel like you're an expert.

You really nailed this.

- You'll adopt me into the south?

- I think we will.

Comment below if we should adopt Curtis Stone.

And subscribe if we shouldn't.

Where can we,

where can we donate if you're outside

of the California area.

- Sure.

Well you can go to's probably the easiest,

which is our restaurant.

We have all the information there.

- Perfect.

All right.

Thank you so much.

- Thank you.

- Yeah, and come to the South anytime.

I'll take you to the Pig.

- Yeah.

- We can hang out.

- We'll get a buggy.

- Quit piddlin'.

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