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Old 02-13-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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We also say frigerator in the south, not refrigerator.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Thanks for the definition and idea. They were farmers, so maybe they were familiar with "aqua fortis" due to fertilizers. I only wish my grandma was still here so I could tell her. She often mentioned that phrase and how she wished she knew what it was.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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some of us still say "icebox" sometimes!
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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My grandmother has always used the expression "well I'll declare". It's a sign of when she's frustrated with something. For example, if she were to burn the food or spill something, she'd say "well I'll declare"! Another southern term is "holler". We don't shout or scream, we holler. Many older people add an "er" to the end of words. Window is "wynder", pizza is "peetzer", Linda is "Lynder". I can't even spell the southen slang for words like glass and ass. LOL
gla-yass and a-yss
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: MD
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Default Alabama takes toll on Maryland slang

I lived in Maryland all my life and I just recently moved to Ohio. There speakin is alot different. You may not know this but a ton of immagrants from the deep south, like Alabama, come to Maryland. Even though Maryland is considered south it takes alot of it hertiage from the deep south, along with some culture from the northeast. Anyway i'm just sayin that when I moved to Ohio they said I had a real southern twang. They laughed when i said whuppin, frigderator, coke, and alot more. They don't understand that in the south it's just coke, not soda, not pop, or even "sodapop." I hope you can support me on this.
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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Absolutely right, you want a coke?
I have pepsi or 7up to serve but it is still a coke when I ask you.

I remember icebox being used for fridge.. now that dates me I know.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: LA, county CA since 1989 before that southeast states
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"COME-EAR" is come here ...
"look-at-em" look at him
"look a yunder" ....


many more ... too much will haze my brain right now as I havent lived in the south for so long but pick up the phone to call the kin ... and this "yung'un" will begin all those slangs once again ...

.. "Yall hear! "

I have many more that make my CA children look at me and smile ... I will post more as they "come-tu-me"
oh here's one ... my aunts say "I suwanee" like "way down upon the swannee river" although they are meaning it as in "I declare!" ... not sure why it comes out I suwannee, though! I grew up in Geneva County Alabama ... oh and here in the west US ... the bathroom is a toilet not going to use the commode!
I still love saying and hearing them all and laugh at the actors here in LA, CA trying to coin the southern lingo ... they miss it by a longggggg shot every time!
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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We also say frigerator in the south, not refrigerator.

heh! My grandparents used to call it a "Frigidaire" which my parents told me used to be a company that made em. They also called the sofa a "Davenport" which was also an old brand name. Kinda like everyone calls a cotton swab a Q-Tip, regardless of who made it.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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Yup, people have a tendency to call all products by a certain brand name regardless what brand they actually are.

Here in Minnesota, Ski-Doo was a popular snowmobile when they first became popular in the late 60's. Every time someone bought a Polaris, Artic Cat, (or one of the other 100 brands that were manufactured then) neigbors would say------"hey, you bought a ski-doo"
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:10 AM
 
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I'm from Southeast MO and my friend from Mass got a kick out me one day while we were on the phone and I mentioned, "Well in these here parts". That and when I said nekkid instead of naked. She goes, "You people actually talk like that?" and I told her that around here it's just normal, lol. Then again what can I say, my family on mom's side of the family originated from Tennesse and Arkansas.
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