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Old 05-02-2016, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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More unique words to just Minnesota that haven't died out among the Millennial generation:

Duck Duck Grey Duck (Duck Duck Goose)

Gawker slowdown (the rest of the country calls it "rubbernecking", apparently)

Drinking fountain (water fountain)
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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More unique words to just Minnesota that haven't died out among the Millennial generation:

Duck Duck Grey Duck (Duck Duck Goose)

Gawker slowdown (the rest of the country calls it "rubbernecking", apparently)

Drinking fountain (water fountain)
I call it a drinking a fountain, as an Arizonan and all... As long as you don't call it a bubbler I won't give you a funny look.
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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In parts of Oklahoma, we call the lows/ravines in the land "bottoms."

Also, while I'm hearing "soda" more and more for soft drinks by the young folks, most of us ol' time Okies still say "cokes" for any soft drink or just "soft drink."

The little light brown spiders that can leave a big hole in your leg are most often called "Fiddlebacks" not Brown Recluse.

"All ya'll" is the plural of ya'll....if that makes sense.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:30 PM
 
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Also, while I'm hearing "soda" more and more for soft drinks by the young folks, most of us ol' time Okies still say "cokes" for any soft drink or just "soft drink."

"All ya'll" is the plural of ya'll....if that makes sense.
We have these two counties across the bay where a lot of people say "coke" and then many other counties say "soda"--a few say "pop" or have other local terms for soft drinks.

I usually will use "all of y'all" which can sound like "alla y'all" .
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:11 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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We have these two counties across the bay where a lot of people say "coke" and then many other counties say "soda"--a few say "pop" or have other local terms for soft drinks.

I usually will use "all of y'all" which can sound like "alla y'all" .
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:38 AM
 
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"Brew Thru" is a drive through alcohol place.

Never been to one but I think it's a VA/NC thing.
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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I am from Philadelphia and say:

jimmies for sprinkles
water ice for Italian Ice
pavement for sidewalk
hoagie for sub
down the shore or shore for beach
gravy for tomato sauce (I don't say this but some of my Philly friends do)
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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Michigan....my birth state has "Party Stores". I never paid attention to that until someone from in the state I live now pointed that out to me. In general "party stores" are convenience stores or corner stores or such, often sell liquor and lottery tickets. All the stuff you need for a party I guess.

Man shot, killed by 2 men outside party store in Detroit
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:48 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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"Necks" aren't exclusive to where you are. In Tidewater, VA, we use the word "neck" to describe both in-land peninsulas and areas squished between two bodies of water. Examples: "Little Neck", "Great Neck", "Dam Neck", etc.
In Colorado, creeks are called rivers, ponds are called lakes.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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Chicago-isms:

Chad - overgrown fraternity brother.
City, The - Chicago proper.
Dibs - lawn chairs thrown onto a cleared parking place in a public street after heavy snow.
East - means south when traveling on I-94.
Expressway - a generic term for a highway on the Interstate system. ("Freeway" is not used and rarely understood.)
Kielbasa - a Polish sausage or any thick sausage that you have to cook.
Pie - a baked product made of pastry dough and a sweet filling; it's never used to describe pizza.
Pop - an unhealthy drink with carbon dioxide, corn syrup and phosphoric acid.
Spring - a transition between winter and summer, not found in Chicago. (Fall exists there, though.)
Tollway - same as "expressway", but you get charged to use it.
Trixie - overgrown sorority sister.
West - means north when traveling on I-94.
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