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Old 05-03-2017, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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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.
"You guys" is standard in the upper Midwest/Great Lakes region too.
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Texas;

"Basket" for shopping cart
"Slugbug" for punch buggy
"Billfold" for wallet
All sodas are called "coke" except for "Dr. Pepper"

Minnesota;

"Pop" for soda
"Yah" for "yes" (it may be exaggerated in the film Fargo, but a lot of people do use it. Pronounced just like German or Swedish "ja")
"Fer cute" for "so cute."
Bag pronounced as "beh-g"
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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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.

The Midwest is a large region, but yes, a lot of people do say "pop" there. http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3...sodacoke.1.gif The biggest exception is southern Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. And for some reason in eastern Wisconsin. The pop belt goes as far south as Oklahoma and covers the Northwest as well. But in all Midwestern states, at least somewhere, pop is common. I'm from the South but I say "soda" over "coke" but I don't deny that "coke" for soda is a southern thing. This thread isn't "all people from this area say this" but more like "if you say this, you're probably from this area."
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:13 AM
 
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Using "the" before numbered freeways or highways...To go to San Diego State University from Long Beach, you take the 22 east to the 405 south, then at the "y", take the 5 south, go down to the 805, take the 805 south, take the 8 east, take the College exit.



Southern California...sounds so natural to me!
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Hella = Bay Area
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Duck Duck Gray Duck and Hotdish.

Minnesota.

Yes! I love it when my Iron Range friend says "Hotdish". I find it hilarious.


People in the U.P. say youse (you's? sp?) as in youse guys. I don't know how you spell this butchered piece of the English language. It makes me cringe when I hear it.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:38 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Using "the" before numbered freeways or highways...To go to San Diego State University from Long Beach, you take the 22 east to the 405 south, then at the "y", take the 5 south, go down to the 805, take the 805 south, take the 8 east, take the College exit.



Southern California...sounds so natural to me!
You could also take The 73 toll road to avoid the "Y"
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:40 AM
 
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The Midwest is a large region, but yes, a lot of people do say "pop" there. http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3...sodacoke.1.gif The biggest exception is southern Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. And for some reason in eastern Wisconsin. The pop belt goes as far south as Oklahoma and covers the Northwest as well. But in all Midwestern states, at least somewhere, pop is common. I'm from the South but I say "soda" over "coke" but I don't deny that "coke" for soda is a southern thing. This thread isn't "all people from this area say this" but more like "if you say this, you're probably from this area."
As I said, some, not all, in the Midwest say "pop"....not where I live. It looks like "pop" is used in pretty much the northern part of the entire US, except the far northeast. It hardly looks as though someone can be identified as being from the Midwest, by using the word "pop".
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:55 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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As I said, some, not all, in the Midwest say "pop"....not where I live. It looks like "pop" is used in pretty much the northern part of the entire US, except the far northeast. It hardly looks as though someone can be identified as being from the Midwest, by using the word "pop".
You seem to be quite passionate and almost upset by this.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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You seem to be quite passionate and almost upset by this.
Not upset, it's just not true. People's assumptions aren't always correct...that's all.
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