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Old 09-29-2018, 02:31 AM
 
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I haven't read every page, so maybe somebody else has said this, but a lot of people in WA also say "pop" as opposed to soda. Also we call "Mountain Lions" Cougars.
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I haven't read every page, so maybe somebody else has said this, but a lot of people in WA also say "pop" as opposed to soda. Also we call "Mountain Lions" Cougars.
That's a good one! Cougars, aka mountain lions, and 38 other terms, have more names in English than any other animal, depending on region. With 40 different terms used, the cougar has more names than any other animal in the world.

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I grew up hearing my Arkansas relatives call them "catamounts" but my Texas husband calls them "panthers." I think some people mix up cougars and bob cats.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:51 AM
 
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I've met other coastal folks from New England and the NYC/Jersey area that used Parlor over living room. It must be an old hold over from previous generations.

Here western NY some people call it the sitting room.

Divan I have never heard! How is it pronounced?


My grandmother, who never left Milwaukee, Wisconsin, also used the word "parlor".
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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My mother was born in Iowa, and she used to call it a "davenport," too. She also called the living room "the front room" and spoke of "fixing" meals rather than cooking them or preparing them.

I live in San Francisco and have never heard anyone say "hella," but then I'm the wrong age group for that. Also, the use of "the" before a freeway number ("the I-5") is strictly a Southern California thing and not done here unless you want to advertise that you're not from the Bay Area.

Old timers here have always pronounced California's Spanish city names incorrectly. San Jose is "Sanno ZAY," Los Altos is "Loss AL-tuss" and San Rafael is "San Ruh-fell." And Los Angeles is "Loss AN-jellis." When TV and radio weather forecasters from elsewhere come here, you can always tell because they pronounce the names correctly, as a Spanish speaker would. If you grew up in the Bay Area as I did, it just sounds wrong.
Yeah, people still call couches "Davenports" in Iowa. I just thought that was a couch brand back in the day and never realized that they made couches in Davenport, and that was a heavily regional thing. I definitely use the term.
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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Gum-bands... it's a rubber band to everyone else unless you're from Pittsburgh, then its a Gum-band.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Southeast AZ
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West Virginia:


Crick - Creek


Holler - Hollow


Catbird - ???


Muddin' - Drive vehicles (usually 4x4) through mud without any discernable destination in mind for the thrill of... mud
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:32 PM
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Location: Ontario
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y’all screams Texas to me....

I know a bunch of posters will say “no you’re wrong it’s the entire south”...
yeah, some non-Texan southerns say it too ....but not as much in Texas.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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y’all screams Texas to me....

I know a bunch of posters will say “no you’re wrong it’s the entire south”...
yeah, some non-Texan southerns say it too ....but not as much in Texas.
eeeeeeeeh Urban blacks all over the US say it the most. So if you wanna get technical...
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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That's a good one! Cougars, aka mountain lions, and 38 other terms, have more names in English than any other animal, depending on region. With 40 different terms used, the cougar has more names than any other animal in the world.

Mountain Lion FAQ and Facts

I grew up hearing my Arkansas relatives call them "catamounts" but my Texas husband calls them "panthers." I think some people mix up cougars and bob cats.
Really? Are you sure you're not thinking about a lynx and a bobcat? Mountain lions and bobcats are nothing alike.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: SC
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"Yins"- Pittsburgh (?)

"Blacktop" MO Ozarks

"runnin' the roads...." Rural Mississippi

"Carry me somewhere....." drive me somewhere....another MS thang

"Yeast donuts".....MS...that's Glazed for everyone else
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