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Old 05-04-2017, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Cleveland - "Tree lawn" for the grassy area between the sidewalk and the street.
Minnesota "Uff-dah" an expression of exasperation or mild pain.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Expressway - Chicago
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Florida and New England
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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 ^^^
LOLZ. Here are two more...

"elastic" for a rubber band
"spa" for a convenience store
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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The phrase "make groceries" seems to be a Louisiana thing primarily. It's the funniest thing to me.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Florida and New England
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Kansas City and environs:

Trafficway -- this word is used in no other place that I have found.
"Anymore" used in the affirmative. For example, "In Brookside, I prefer to shop at Cosentino's over Price Chopper anymore."

Cape Cod:

Washashore -- someone whose family is less than three generations native.

Pittsburgh:

Yinz for the second person plural. Analagous to All-Y'all in Dixie (the plural of Y'all)
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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In Cincinnati - "Please?" instead of "Excuse Me?"

New Orleans - "Neutral Ground" - aka a Median in other cities
"Banquette" instead of Sidewalk
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Expressway - Chicago
That's actually very common in parts of the Northeast too.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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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.

I had a teacher from Boston who would say "youse guys". He'd also say "slick" like "how ya doin', slick?" and things like "exact-o-mundo!" He sounded like an old school mobstah. Was so awesome!
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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You could also take The 73 toll road to avoid the "Y"
I forgot that one!
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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Cleveland - "Tree lawn" for the grassy area between the sidewalk and the street

In California it's a "parking strip".
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