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Old 05-09-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Examples:

Y'all: South or rural West

Hella: Northern California

Eh: Canada
End a sentence in a preposition........Midwest....
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: L'Enfant D.C. near the southern end of the megalopolis
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Some more classic Bostonisms here... (spelled in spoken form)

Boston to English Dictionary (Boston Slang)

I had forgotten some good ones:

Bulkie for a dinner roll
Cupboard for a kitchen cabinet (pronounced kubbid)
Gravy for red sauce (like for spaghetti)
Skeevy for disgusting (I always thought that was a national term)
Agita for stress/worry (Ditto)
I read 'agita' in a book somewhere before, and I was wondering if the word was even in English. I was surprised to learn that it was.

How common is non-rhoticity among younger Bostonians? I was reminded when I almost left out the 'r' in a word.

Some more terms
Cised - 'excited' in D.C.
Pocketbook - some people from Baltimore will call a whole purse a 'pocketbook'
Tennis shoes - sneakers/trainers/gym shoes, generally in the south and some nearby areas to it
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Some more classic Bostonisms here... (spelled in spoken form)

Boston to English Dictionary (Boston Slang)

I had forgotten some good ones:

Bulkie for a dinner roll
Cupboard for a kitchen cabinet (pronounced kubbid)
Gravy for red sauce (like for spaghetti)
Skeevy for disgusting (I always thought that was a national term)
Agita for stress/worry (Ditto)
Never heard of bulkie, but I grew up with cupboard (said as kubberd in NJ). I have heard Brooklyn Italian people say "gravy" for tomato sauce and it drives me NUTS. Gravy is something different entirely and made with meat drippings. (deep cleansing breaths...). We always said skeevy or that something skeeves us, and some people say Agita. I thought it was an Italian thing.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:23 PM
 
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Some more classic Bostonisms here... (spelled in spoken form)

Boston to English Dictionary (Boston Slang)

I had forgotten some good ones:

Bulkie for a dinner roll
Cupboard for a kitchen cabinet (pronounced kubbid)
Gravy for red sauce (like for spaghetti)
Skeevy for disgusting (I always thought that was a national term)
Agita for stress/worry (Ditto)
Bulkie and cupboard, yeah. But I never heard gravy used to denote tomato sauce, and I never heard skeevy or agita, period.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:29 PM
 
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End a sentence in a preposition........Midwest....
Good point.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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End a sentence in a preposition........Midwest....
Hell yes. Especially with the word "at".

Like, Where did you get that at? Or, where'd you have lunch at?

Here is a common conversation two Chicagoans have.

Me: Jeet?
Friend: No, jew?
Me: No, sco.

(Did you eat, no, did you, no, let's go.)
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Hell yes. Especially with the word "at".

Like, Where did you get that at? Or, where'd you have lunch at?

Here is a common conversation two Chicagoans have.

Me: Jeet?
Friend: No, jew?
Me: No, sco.

(Did you eat, no, did you, no, let's go.)
LOL you could have the same conversation in Texas, except with a few variations:

Me: Jeet chet?
Friend: No, jew?
Me: Ahm fidna.
Friend: Aiyt, cmon! Tseet rat thur.
Me: Hell, yeah. Ah got a KEW pahn.

(None of the COO pon bidness around here!)
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Hell yes. Especially with the word "at".

Like, Where did you get that at? Or, where'd you have lunch at?

Here is a common conversation two Chicagoans have.

Me: Jeet?
Friend: No, jew?
Me: No, sco.

(Did you eat, no, did you, no, let's go.)
There is a restaurant near me called Djeet.
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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There is a restaurant near me called Djeet.
LOL I like that!
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: No
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People who say "Joisey" when someone says they are from New Jersey are from anywhere else because no one in NJ says it that way. For some reason you all think this is a knee-slapping hilarious thing to say. We don't. We want to punch you in the face.

Just kidding. But it got old 50 years ago and we don't get why you think it's funny.
Worth repeating.

I don't want to punch anyone. I just think it's ignorant, like me. I don't know where that pronunciation comes from. Brooklyn? Staten Island? Never heard it in NJ. It probably would be funny if it were accurate.

I reckon I agree with most everything MQ801 has posted here, because I was raised mostly in NJ by parents from Pittsburgh. However, the "reckon" comes from western NC, and probably exists vaguely in southern Appalachia, although I reckon that it is more commonly pronounced "Ah reckon."
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