Monday, October 24, 2011
Monday Musings on All Things Southern
What is the difference is toting and carrying?
To my way of thinking, when you tote something, it's heavy. It's work. It's a haul.
"Jimmy, tote that box of books over to the library down the hall for me, will ya? My back's been actin' up."
But when you carry something, you are simply bringing it somewhere.
"Dora Lee carried some potato salad to the dinner on the grounds. It had way too much mayonnaise."
What are your sentences for toting and carrying (or, as we say, totin' and carryin')?