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Old 05-03-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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"The mountain's out" - Puget Sound area.
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Woah washam (woah, whats up) - New Orleans
Woah son - New Orleans
Nomtalmbout (know what I'm talkin bout) - Houston
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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"Fixin' to" - the south (esp. Texas). Quite possibly the most annoying regional vernacular ever. Instead of "fixin' to" do something just ******* do it!
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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Sure, lots of examples.

packie (package store--liquor store to everyone else)
statie (state police)
wicked (extremely)
bubbler (water fountain)
turnpike (toll road)
grinder (submarine sandwich)
frappe (milkshake)
honeydip (raised glazed donut)

Massachusetts ^^^
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:45 PM
 
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"Fixin' to" - the south (esp. Texas). Quite possibly the most annoying regional vernacular ever. Instead of "fixin' to" do something just ******* do it!
Huh, well I aim to do that.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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Four thousand footer (New England term for their peaks of at least 4000' elevation)

Fourteener and thirteener (CO terms for peaks of those elevations)
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:52 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Sure, lots of examples.

packie (package store--liquor store to everyone else)
statie (state police)
wicked (extremely)
bubbler (water fountain)
turnpike (toll road)
grinder (submarine sandwich)
frappe (milkshake)
honeydip (raised glazed donut)

Massachusetts ^^^
Right! But only the Boston area people say "bubbler" and "frappe."

The rest of the state says drinking fountain or water fountain and milkshake. I thought the Boston area also said, "sub" instead of "grinder."

All of us probably say Dunkin' or DD.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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"Fixin' to" - the south (esp. Texas). Quite possibly the most annoying regional vernacular ever. Instead of "fixin' to" do something just ******* do it!
LOL, when I lived in TN I also heard, "might could" a lot. "We might could do that..."

Another one I found funny, was giving directions and saying..."red light." "Go down to the third red light, then..."

I would want to ask them "What if it's green? Do I keep going until I get a third light that is red?"

Also, I had friends from Minnesota, and they had the funniest sayings with "like a..." For instance, "lean into it like a dog" Can't think of another example right now, but they had the most colorful ways of describing something being "like" whatever.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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"The mountain's out" - Puget Sound area.
Oh gosh, I remember this. You get so used to never seeing the mountain because of the cloud cover, then one day you happen to look up and it's actually there!
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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So. Not. True. I live in the Midwest, and no one EVER says "pop" where I live. Please don't assume because some states in an area say "pop", they all do.
My friends from Minnesota said pop instead of soda.

Another one my MN friends thought was a funny way I said something, being from CA myself - was I'd say I wanted some toast instead of a piece of toast.

Another one I heard in the south - from TN to TX - is "barbecue." "Want some barbecue?" In CA, we'd say "want some barbecued chicken or pork, etc." Instead of saying, "Yes, I'd love some barbecue" and then having to discuss what kind of barbecue you wanted...

West coast also saying "you guys" instead of "y'all." After I lived where "y'all" was common, "you guys" sounded so unflattering in comparison.
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