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Old 10-04-2018, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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People in Philly say "jimmies" for sprinkles that you put on ice cream. I think people in MA use that term, too.

And a Christmas gift exchange is a Pollyanna.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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A term which I have heard used in Chicago is 'viaduct.' It refers to a railroad bridge or railroad overpass when the railroad crosses over city streets. I don't know if this use of the word in this context is present in other places.
My father worked for Caterpillar in Northeastern PA for nearly 30 years, and it was a viaduct to him.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:57 PM
 
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Great thread, never knew many of these different sayings.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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The phrase “float trip” is frequently used in Missouri and Illinois..not sure if it’s restricted to this region though.
I never hear "float trip". It's almost always "tubing", "inner-tubing", or less frequently, "rafting" (even though don't use actual rafts). These may be Wisconsin-isms, since Wisconsin is a very popular destination for short vacations. More so than downstate Illinois. Presumably due to their better terrain and laxer laws.

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One that drives me nuts that I know is not regional dialect is "eck-cetra" for etcetera (etc.). I hear that in many areas of the country. Also, didn't = "d'int", wouldn't = "wou'nt" and the like. I hear this even on the media among well-educated professional broadcasters.
Here are some Chicago-isms I keep hearing. (They might not be unique to Chicago.)
"dju" or "jew" -- "did you?"
"dincha" -- "didn't you?"
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:33 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Here in Louisiana if someone says "county" its a dead giveaway they're not originally from here because we have parishes. Some newcomers still let that slip sometimes, like when they ask something like "are the county cops more or less strict than the state cops with speed limits".
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Interesting! Another similar mispronunciation is "col-yum" for column. Probably another non-dilaectical gaffe.

One that drives me nuts that I know is not regional dialect is "eck-cetra" for etcetera (etc.). I hear that in many areas of the country. Also, didn't = "d'int", wouldn't = "wou'nt" and the like. I hear this even on the media among well-educated professional broadcasters.
Oh my gosh, that drives me crazy! What's with dropping the consonants in those words???? "Oh, no, you DI - int!" Whenever I hear someone doing that, I think "Honey, your roots are showing. Bless your heart."
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Oh, I thought of some things my East Texas husband (with Louisiana roots) says:

"It's right the opposite." (I always think that's cute when he says that because it sounds so country and he's not really what I'd call a country boy.)

"We bought a sled to put behind the boat, for the grandkids." Now that one always strikes me as odd, because to me it's a big float, not a "sled." A sled is used in the snow, not in the water, at least to me.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:22 AM
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In Arizona, it's "The Loop," The 17," "the 10," and so on. That's a California thing I think w/ naming freeways. They weren't freeways in NY, they were "Interstates."
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:23 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I never hear "float trip". It's almost always "tubing", "inner-tubing", or less frequently, "rafting" (even though don't use actual rafts). These may be Wisconsin-isms, since Wisconsin is a very popular destination for short vacations. More so than downstate Illinois. Presumably due to their better terrain and laxer laws.


Here are some Chicago-isms I keep hearing. (They might not be unique to Chicago.)
"dju" or "jew" -- "did you?"
"dincha" -- "didn't you?"
The "jew" thing is Pittsburgh-y too! A classic, "Jeet Jet?" ("Did you eat yet?")
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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People in Philly say "jimmies" for sprinkles that you put on ice cream. I think people in MA use that term, too.

And a Christmas gift exchange is a Pollyanna.
My mom always called them jimmies. Western NY native.
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