The wags enjoy telling it to you straight: "What's that y'r ask'n, son? Wh'r do th' names f'r Mi'ssippi towns come from? Why right off them wat'r tow'rs, that's wh'r." Pause. Guffaw.
Such insightful wit is not reserved for just the uninitiated. It is also, should there be a lapse in conversation, the sustaining stuff of duck blinds, deer stands and barber shops.