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Old 04-29-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Since I lived in Placerville for 30 years, I have always pronounced it "ville", now in NC, my brother lives in Mooresville, but they say "vul"..Everything is "vul", moorsvul, boonevul, tobaccovul, oh and it's not "boro", it's "bura", I live in Greensbura. It's funny to me and they think I talk funny.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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You know, I drive a 2006 vehicle with a factory installed Navigational system which served me well in New Jersey. Since moving to NC though I cannot tell you the number of country roads that simply don't exist (per my GPS). Plus, the Charlotte area has so many new neighborhoods and streets I am no longer startled when the car utters the words, "Guidance can no longer be provided since the area you have indicated cannot be located. Please proceed with caution." The first time my boys heard that they became tense and began yelling "turn around! turn around!" They thought the road beneath us was going to run out from under us. As a matter of fact, I suspected it myself.

SL

Oh my god I am so going to get lost...I thought I would buy one and that it would save me, since I can't read a map....I hope someone takes pity when they see me on the side of the road crying cause I am lost and can't get home..
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Oh my god I am so going to get lost...I thought I would buy one and that it would save me, since I can't read a map....I hope someone takes pity when they see me on the side of the road crying cause I am lost and can't get home..
LOL. I know what you mean. Funny thing is we've had several Monroe natives to our home and everyone says the same thing, "I had no idea this neighborhood was back here." Our neighborhood is somewhere between five and seven years old. Also, natives in Charlotte are quick to tell you that the area has grown so fast they have no idea where you're talking about.

SL
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:23 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Ok, let me get this straight... there are a bunch of people in Charlotte, each w their own lingo and driving directions? And paying too much to get their hair done? I say peecan, use the ville at the end of a town, and whats a GPS? is that that map thingie in my car? The atlas? lol... kidding...
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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Anyone know how to pronounce Rutherfordton in western NC? There's only two syllables BTW.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:10 PM
 
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Okay...that makes sense. Actually...it makes a lot of sense. You hear all the time about how bad it is to go to bed stuffed because while you are trying to rest your body is working.....

Your post hit a nerve with me...a good nerve...my grandma is from NC, moved to DC...but my mom was born in NC too (obviously before Ganny moved to DC)....

Anyway, Ganny grew up during the depression and had certain 'depression dinners' she always cooked for us and we absolutely loved. I loved one dinner in particular.

So the funny thing is...my mom in Waxhaw...calls me up...says "girl, I need some help mowing my grass..."

I always tell her " I'll mow it for you if you cook me some cornbread, collard greens, pinto beans and have some buttermilk..." which she always does!!

I always help her with her yardwork as long as she cooks the cornbread fresh enough for me crumble it in a glass and pour cold buttermilk over. Cold buttermilk over hot cornbread is close to heaven on earth. And you know what...in VA...we could only buy fat free buttermilk....thank God for Charlotte stores providing the real yummy buttermilk. Oh and to scoop up some cornbread mixed with pinto beans and collards...I hope mom needs her grass mowed again soon...that is the best dinner ever.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:10 AM
 
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Default Cornbread, collard greens, pintos...

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Okay...that makes sense. Actually...it makes a lot of sense. You hear all the time about how bad it is to go to bed stuffed because while you are trying to rest your body is working.....

Your post hit a nerve with me...a good nerve...my grandma is from NC, moved to DC...but my mom was born in NC too (obviously before Ganny moved to DC)....

Anyway, Ganny grew up during the depression and had certain 'depression dinners' she always cooked for us and we absolutely loved. I loved one dinner in particular.

So the funny thing is...my mom in Waxhaw...calls me up...says "girl, I need some help mowing my grass..."
I always tell her " I'll mow it for you if you cook me some cornbread, collard greens, pinto beans and have some buttermilk..." which she always does!!


I always help her with her yardwork as long as she cooks the cornbread fresh enough for me crumble it in a glass and pour cold buttermilk over. Cold buttermilk over hot cornbread is close to heaven on earth. And you know what...in VA...we could only buy fat free buttermilk....thank God for Charlotte stores providing the real yummy buttermilk. Oh and to scoop up some cornbread mixed with pinto beans and collards...I hope mom needs her grass mowed again soon...that is the best dinner ever.

That is so funny...last night I was trying to come up with something for dinner (desperately need to make a grocery run). We had cornbread, collards, pintos, and I used leftover stew-beef to make a stew with tomatoes, corn, ocra and rice. Served the whole thing with milk. You must have been sending me a telepathic message...hahaha!


P.S. If your family goes that far back in Waxhaw, then you know we are probably related...LOL!
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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Default Puh-Khan, pun-kin

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Im a life long southerner and i say puh-khan like you. When i say that to people here they look at me funnny, and say "you mean PEE-CAN??" I say no, thats what you use in the car when there are no reststops nearbye... a Pee Can.
Oops, at first I thought you were pronouncing that large orange vegetable we carve up in October....but I see you are just using the "uptown" pronunciation for pecan...PA-khan. Punk-uns are a whole other thing.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Oops, at first I thought you were pronouncing that large orange vegetable we carve up in October....but I see you are just using the "uptown" pronunciation for pecan...PA-khan. Punk-uns are a whole other thing.
Ha ha! Punkins..that's a good one.

How about this: When I was a kid (in Louisville), a bunch of my friends called the little wax coloring tools "crowns." I always pronounced them as "cray-ons," so it used to bug me when other kids would call them "crowns." How is it pronounced in NC?

And don't even get me started on "sammich"...

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Old 05-02-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Ha ha! Punkins..that's a good one.

How about this: When I was a kid (in Louisville), a bunch of my friends called the little wax coloring tools "crowns." I always pronounced it "cray-on," so it used to bug me when other kids would call them "crowns." How is it pronounced in NC?

Don't even get me started on "sammich"...
That's funny that you brought this up. I make fun of my daughter all the time. She pronounces it like "crans". Don't know where she got that from up in NY! I say "cray-ons".
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