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Old 10-02-2018, 08:54 PM
 
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I haven't. I would like to meet these people.

I've heard people in Montana call thunder "thunder boomers". It was also the first place I'd heard a truck cap called a "topper".
If you are talking about the metal covering some people put over their pickup truck beds, I've always heard it called a "topper" but never a "truck cap"!
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:11 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Interchangeably use shopping/grocery cart.

We have a local Dunkin Donuts but I don't go there very much. However, the last time I went, got a smores donut, a cup of coffee and a gift card. The donut wasn't all that bad though.

The only KK donuts I've eaten, were from boxes brought into the office. Not sure at that time where they got them. Some time thereafter, I noticed there was a KK at bottom floor of Union Station in Wash., DC. The best glazed donuts I had were from a bakery across from a metro stop at Waterfront Plaza. I think they were freshly made around that time too. Those were some huge, soft, melt in the mouth, glazed donuts.

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Old 10-02-2018, 09:34 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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I haven't. I would like to meet these people.

I've heard people in Montana call thunder "thunder boomers". It was also the first place I'd heard a truck cap called a "topper".
Oh, no. I picked that up too fairly recently. Trying to remember who I might know from Montana
Maybe I picked it up from someone that said it in a tv show or news/weather report even though we're no where near the state of Montana.

I still remember a company commander who would say/pronounce the word iron like ARN. I think she was from the western end of PA.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I never hear "yeast donuts" in the Midwest/Chicago area, either, except when bakers say it to distinguish them from donuts that don't use yeast.

In my area, people usually say "cake donuts" for dense, crumbly ones, and simply "donuts" for soft, pillowy ones (like Krispy Kremes). "Glazed donuts" is used only as a descriptor for any donuts with glaze on them.
Same here.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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If you are talking about the metal covering some people put over their pickup truck beds, I've always heard it called a "topper" but never a "truck cap"!
I've never heard either of those. I've only heard "shell" or "camper shell."
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:43 AM
 
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I've only heard the term "topper" to describe this thing

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Old 10-03-2018, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I never hear "yeast donuts" in the Midwest/Chicago area, either, except when bakers say it to distinguish them from donuts that don't use yeast.

In my area, people usually say "cake donuts" for dense, crumbly ones, and simply "donuts" for soft, pillowy ones (like Krispy Kremes). "Glazed donuts" is used only as a descriptor for any donuts with glaze on them.
There is a local donut shop in Indianapolis known for their "yeast donuts". If someone asks for yeast donuts in Indianapolis, the general expectation is that you went to Long's Bakery and get yeast donuts.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I've never heard either of those. I've only heard "shell" or "camper shell."
Ditto. Sometimes Iíve heard the term camper shell for just a regular shell, not just a camper. Iíve never heard topper until today.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:28 PM
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My grandmother, who never left Milwaukee, Wisconsin, also used the word "parlor".
The lady next to us in Upstate NY used that word in the 70's I guess it was--"Let's go sit in the parlor." It was Supper (not dinner), couch (not sofa) and spaghetti (no one ever said Pasta!). Gravy must have been in the Boroughs of NY--Tony Soprano used to say it. We never did!

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Old 10-03-2018, 08:20 PM
 
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Oh, no. I picked that up too fairly recently. Trying to remember who I might know from Montana
Maybe I picked it up from someone that said it in a tv show or news/weather report even though we're no where near the state of Montana.

I still remember a company commander who would say/pronounce the word iron like ARN. I think she was from the western end of PA.
Then there's those people who pronounce the work iron as uy-run. Not sure where they are from. NYC area?
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