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Old 11-18-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I am 100% southern, born and raised, and I still get a kick out of certain words that are pronounced by the more rural types.

Ferrist Wheel = Ferris Wheel
Wall Mark = WalMart

Just makes me grin a little.
And, for some, all refrigerators are "Frigidaires"

Jeff Foxworthy has managed to pretty well nail all the "rural" stuff . . . but don't know that I have heard him mention "Ferrist Wheel" - that is priceless.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Well, you may remember that long ago I started a thread where I asked for old sayings from the area. I grew up spending a lot of time with one set of grandparents & consequently learned an unusually large number of old sayings in Michigan. I love learning those & still haven't heard something here that is so unusual that I had to ask for an explanation. Mangled grammar, on the other hand, really can grate.

That's not to say that, everyone from any area falls into any category. I know of wonderful people from the NYC metro (including Lon Gisland).

Maybe I shouldn't have posted about vee-hickle, but I haven't heard it a single time & I live amongst the natives & even so, had I never met that particular great grandmother, I would have assumed it to be just an accent.

I used to entertain my mother with 2 immitations from my family. One was my dad's uncle by marriage, who was from Luxemberg (He was a wonderful man with a very thick accent.) & her grandmother (the vee-hickle woman). The immitation of her was a bit of her wisdom that she spouted in front of me where she mangled the pronunciation of my name.
Well, if you haven't heard vee-hickle, you surely have heard SIGH REEN. And Amba-lance.

"The amba-lance sigh-reen was a'blarin' down the road."

I swear to God I didn't know siren was pronounced any other way til I was in high school.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Well, if you haven't heard vee-hickle, you surely have heard SIGH REEN. And Amba-lance.

"The amba-lance sigh-reen was a'blarin' down the road."

I swear to God I didn't know siren was pronounced any other way til I was in high school.
Believe it or not, I've heard neither, Ani. Now, that's not to say that I wouldn't hear it in Shelby. However. . .Madame Vee-hickle also said Sigh-reen, I've worked with a couple of blacks in Philly whose parents were from NC & they said amba lance. It's not that far off from amba l'nce though.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Ugh! Two people I work with always "aks" instead of "ask", in a conference call nonetheless.

And hubby is now fixin' to do something, and says " I wheeeeelll!" when asked to do something!

On the pike thing, up north, if you call the Mass Pike Massachusetts turnpike, you're definitely NOT a native.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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Believe it or not, I've heard neither, Ani. Now, that's not to say that I wouldn't hear it in Shelby. However. . .Madame Vee-hickle also said Sigh-reen, I've worked with a couple of blacks in Philly whose parents were from NC & they said amba lance. It's not that far off from amba l'nce though.
Okay. There is NO WAY you could miss amba lance and sigh reen . . . you just haven't been around the right folks when an amba lance went by, hee hee hee.

There is emphasis on "lance" - to the point that it sounds like folks are describing a type of weapon/lance - i.e., an Amba Lance.

Yeah, you are just not standing at the right spot when someone comments about Old Mister Brown being taken to the hospital by Amba Lance, with the Sigh Reens screamin' down the road . . .
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Ugh! Two people I work with always "aks" instead of "ask", in a conference call nonetheless.

And hubby is now fixin' to do something, and says " I wheeeeelll!" when asked to do something!

On the pike thing, up north, if you call the Mass Pike Massachusetts turnpike, you're definitely NOT a native.
Oh, that AKS or AX thing is disturbing, lol.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Ugh! Two people I work with always "aks" instead of "ask", in a conference call nonetheless.

And hubby is now fixin' to do something, and says " I wheeeeelll!" when asked to do something!

On the pike thing, up north, if you call the Mass Pike Massachusetts turnpike, you're definitely NOT a native.
I agree. I think, based on my experience, that "down the pike" is MidAlantic & Midwestern. Not sure of other southern locations where they have roads named (Whatever) Pike. Also, I never heard the NJ Turnpike refered to as "the Pike". The roads with pike in the name are referred to that way though.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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And "youse guys"!!! I really hate that one. I used to never hear it, but in the last 10 years, I hear it more and more.

Wonder why?

Oh - and "these ones." Never heard that til the last decade or so. Hmmm.

And "him and I"

"Him and I bought these ones and thought youse guys would be interested."

And when I ask people where they are from originally, they refer to some place I have never heard of before: Long Guy Land

What the hell is a "long guy?"

Weird stuff.
Although we're criticized for using "y'all", I constantly hear people from all over the U.S. use "you all" that sound like "y'all". What is the difference.

I remember shopping one day and at the check out counter I overheard one the beloved type northerners talking about how the way we talk when she used the term "I ain't never". I asked here where she was from and she said, "northern Illinois." I then informed her that at least our schools teach us not to use double negatives.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Although we're criticized for using "y'all", I constantly hear people from all over the U.S. use "you all" that sound like "y'all". What is the difference.

I remember shopping one day and at the check out counter I overheard one the beloved type northerners talking about how the way we talk when she used the term "I ain't never". I asked here where she was from and she said, "northern Illinois." I then informed her that at least our schools teach us not to use double negatives.
Yes, the correct way to use that phrase would be . . . I ain't ever.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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To all Charlotte area business owners who decide to be the spokesperson in their own radio and television commercials:

Please, in the name of goodness, it's pronounced "Hundred", not "hunderd""!

Thank you very much.
If you don't accept the way locals pronounce words, may I suggest you never go to NYC, Boston, L.A., Minnesota, or other places where words are pronounced differently. For god's sake, never go to the United Kingdom.
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