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Old 11-03-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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For those Iowans who use 'sack,' what part of the state do you live in?
First time I heard "sack" was in Cedar Rapids, IA. Guy in a drug store asked his kid if he'd like a "sack" of M&Ms. Sounded funny to me, as I reserve the word sack for big bulky things like fertilizer.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Also, when you're in a temporary state of surprise due to misunderstanding/misinterpreting what someone says, and then said person clears up the misunderstanding, you might say, "I was going to say!"you'll find this feature as far south as MO, whose natives (outside of most of StL and KC) generally fit into the 'Southern' camp, linguistically.
I have never heard anyone that was a Missourian say that, but I have heard it quite a bit in South central Tennessee.
Actually, I have heard a very strange version of that in Louisville, my former mother-in-law and all her relations would say "Well, I swan!"
Never could figure out where that one came from, I asked them to spell it, and thats what they gave me, swan.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I have noticed it isn't dying out in some areas but the outer suburbs/exurbs it seems that way. It will die out due to transplants in my opinion. I heard other stories that the term was tied to when the Chrysler plant opened when many of the origional workers were people from Indiana who bought homes in South County. It also ties the Indiana connection as well as the fact that South County is where the term is associated with the strongest.
Hoosier is still alive and well in the Mississippi Hills region, one can even hear it used in the Bootheel.
I heard someone say it the other day all the way down here, boy, did that make me laugh!
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I have never heard anyone that was a Missourian say that, but I have heard it quite a bit in South central Tennessee.
All kinds of people say it where I come from in Missouri.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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All kinds of people say it where I come from in Missouri.
Proofreading my own post made me notice another "saying".

"All kinds"....doesn't actually mean various different kinds, it's usually used in place of "a lot". Strange, I know.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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All kinds of people say it where I come from in Missouri.
Where in SE Mo?
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Sikeston-ish.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Sikeston-ish.
That would be why.......I am from the Ste Genevieve area, its amazing how much the language and usage can change in such a short distance.
I've remarked on that my whole life.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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That would be why.......I am from Ste Genevieve/STL area, its amazing how much the language and usage can change in such a short distance.
I've remarked on that my whole life.
Definitely...quite a different culture once you come down the hill at Benton.

I'm a flatland person, but I like it up there around St. Gen. I like the hills and the river.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Definitely...quite a different culture once you come down the hill at Benton.

I'm a flatland person, but I like it up there around St. Gen. I like the hills and the river.
Lol, cant believe you said that about coming down the hill.......no one gets that unless you're from there.
But it really is the dividing line, isnt it?
My mama is a flatlander, Eastern Butler County, Fisk, to be exact. Thats something else no one gets unless they are from the area.
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