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Old 05-01-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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East Texas: "Howsyormamanim?" "How is your family doing?"
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:59 AM
 
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In the TV show Justified, set in Kentucky, they used the term "holler" . Ex- "He is in the holler". Meaning A valley, I think. Do other states use that term?
Here in the northwest you see "slough" for a small swampy body of water. Dont know how many states use that term.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:09 PM
 
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Some Boston area terms

Rotary- Traffic Circle
Jimmies- Sprinkles
Bubbl(ah)- Water Fountain
Barrel- Trash can
Breakdown Lane- Highway Sholder
Frappe- Malted Milkshake
Uey- U turn
Packie- Liquor store
Wicked- Very, Hella
Dunkies- Dunkin Donuts
Cella- Basement

And probably a few more haha.
I think they say "jimmies" in Philadelphia, and "cellar" isn't unique to Boston either.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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What I can think of now:

Tote - to carry
Kitchen - Where you catch oysters.
Uproad - The rest of Maryland
Right fair - Very nice/good
Austers - Oysters
Dee By God' Cap'm - Sort of like "I mean what I say", or "Yes, absolutely". (Dee = Indeed)

Geographic terms:
Neck (Mentioned earlier in this thread)
Steam/Run - A small running body of water.
Creek - Necessarily larger than a stream or run, as you can bring a small boat up the mouth of it.

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Old 05-01-2016, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Minnesota - Hot dish (casserole)
Some other ones for Minnesota is rubber binders (rubber bands) although it is mostly old people who say that now, and borrow me instead of lend me.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Making groceries (new orleans term) - grocery shopping
Save (something) - put something away
Couillon - idiot, fool
Coulee - ditch
Gratons - cracklins
Cher (pronounced like "sha")- buddy, friend
Mais- "well then" or "but" and also used with yeah like "mais yeah cher!"
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:27 AM
 
Location: New England
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In the TV show Justified, set in Kentucky, they used the term "holler" . Ex- "He is in the holler". Meaning A valley, I think. Do other states use that term?
Here in the northwest you see "slough" for a small swampy body of water. Dont know how many states use that term.
I think in New Hampshire they call that a 'notch' as in Franconia Notch, etc.

In RI we also use 'neck' as in Warwick Neck.

Someone from Minnesota mentioned something about rubber bands above. Here in RI we call them 'elastics'

We also say 'jimmies' for those sprinkles you put over ice cream, and cellar, as in, "i;m goin' down cella"

Is 'dead end' a national term for a road that has 'no outlet'? it is here.

I knew the little couple of roads I live in that is off the main road is called a 'plat' and not a subdivision. There are many 'plats' in RI.

Here the term for the vehicle you pull behind your car on vacation is called a "trailer." I don't know if that's a national term or not; I've always heard 'camper' in other areas.



The building where the animals sleep is called a 'baan"

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Old 05-02-2016, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Trailer and dead end are used the same way here.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:29 AM
 
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Mais- "well then" or "but" and also used with yeah like "mais yeah cher!"
In Portuguese, "mas" means "but".
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Ohio (I know a lot of this is not exclusive to Ohio and carries over to other Midwestern states):

The verb "to be" is often is often excluded i.e. your clothes need washed, do you need let in? etc.

pop = soda

suckers = lollipops

Tennis shoes = sneakers
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