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Old 04-30-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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Most dialects have some unique words that cannot be found anywhere else that are used to name or describe some nouns. I know here, a lot of streams are named "runs" (such as Red House Run) and there are peninsulas named "necks" (such as Marley Neck or Back River Neck). Some people here call things "joints" (basically a local version of Philadelphia's "jawn"). What are some words that you only see used in your area?
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:40 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Sigalert

Californian for a gnarly traffic jam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig_Alert
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Most dialects have some unique words that cannot be found anywhere else that are used to name or describe some nouns. I know here, a lot of streams are named "runs" (such as Red House Run) and there are peninsulas named "necks" (such as Marley Neck or Back River Neck). Some people here call things "joints" (basically a local version of Philadelphia's "jawn"). What are some words that you only see used in your area?
"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.
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:50 PM
 
Location: New England
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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.

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Old 04-30-2016, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Frickin- Used as a substitute for ****
Everyone uses this.
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:01 PM
 
Location: New England
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Everyone uses this.
Whoops haha. I deleted that.
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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Minnesota - Hot dish (casserole)
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:10 PM
 
Location: USA
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I have heard people call those who hang around gas stations begging for money Juggalos. I thought that word was used in the rap world, but apparently not always. Just read this the other day on Facebook.
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Sigalert

Californian for a gnarly traffic jam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig_Alert
So that's what you call the freeways there? Interesting!
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:48 AM
 
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Pittsburgh, "red up" your room means "clean up" your room.
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