Southerners do yall "yes mam" people

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So my cousin who is originally from Detroit moved to Hueytown, Al like 20 years ago. She totally talks country now and says "yes mam" to my aunts. No, I'm not criticizing her before yall jump on me. I'm just asking the Southerners in here, is that the culture you come from as well? Or is that old fashioned and nobody does that any more?
 

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So my cousin who is originally from Detroit moved to Hueytown, Al like 20 years ago. She totally talks country now and says "yes mam" to my aunts. No, I'm not criticizing her before yall jump on me. I'm just asking the Southerners in here, is that the culture you come from as well? Or is that old fashioned and nobody does that any more?

I was born and raised in Chicago and say yes mam and sir to my seniors.. Its not region limited.. And its considered a culture of reverence to elders.
 

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I been living down south for years and I definitely don’t say yes mamm as a learned behavior. I tend to say this to elder that I don’t know like that personally or that are not in my family. And I did this before in Chicago before I came down south, as it’s just the way I was brought up. I still adresss my family members by their name or just plain grandma or aunty or some shyt. Now has my accent changed a little and do I use other words in my vocabulary that are southern? Sure. But haven’t changed the way I address women or older people. I’m still walking up to chicks talking bout, “what you on shorty” on some Chicago chick lol
 
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