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Old 05-04-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Everything is bigger....that's Texas
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Jawn, hoagie, wudder/wudder ice, the iggles, wiz, wit, boul, youse and the Shore are all dead giveaways for Philly and it's surrounding areas.
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:01 PM
 
Location: STL area
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Hoosier instead of redneck is a dead giveaway for St. Louis

We say soda here. Pop is like fingernails on a chalkboard to many people here. Way more irritating than it probably should be but I can't stand the word pop.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:53 PM
 
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Hoosier instead of redneck is a dead giveaway for St. Louis

We say soda here. Pop is like fingernails on a chalkboard to many people here. Way more irritating than it probably should be but I can't stand the word pop.
Funny, that's how I feel about it, too. I've heard people say "tonic" instead of soda also, but that was a very, very long time ago, and not common.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:12 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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LOLZ. Here are two more...

"elastic" for a rubber band
"spa" for a convenience store
Back in my Jr. High school days, a history teacher in my Detroit school who was from Pennsylvania referred to a rubber band as a "gum band."

In Michigan the access road off of a freeway is called a service drive. Here in my Texas city it is called "Frontage Road." The road signs all acknowledge it as "Frontage Road" when exiting the freeway. For awhile I thought "Frontage Road" was an actual street name. I thought it odd that "Frontage Road" seemed to run all over town.

Also in Texas we have "Loops" that circle our cities, causing double freeway intersections of the same name. Of course they are on opposite sides of town, but when hearing of traffice back-ups one can think it is the intersection by us. And "turn-arounds" so one doesn't have to do a "square" in order to go back the other way if you need to go back the way you came for some reason. These were all new to me when I came to Texas.

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Old 05-04-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Oh, another one: idea pronounced like "idear" = northeast.

My wife's former boss talked that way and she picked it up for a while.. drove me nuts.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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In San Francisco, use of "the", in front of specific neighborhoods in the city, such as: "The Mission", or "The Castro".
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:58 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Oh, another one: idea pronounced like "idear" = northeast.

My wife's former boss talked that way and she picked it up for a while.. drove me nuts.

Yea, my other half, from Massachusetts, adds r's for words that end in a and drops the last letter if it ends with an r.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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What about pocketbook for purse/handbag? I was told by some female friends that it was old-fashioned, but that's what I had always used growing up in and around Philadelphia, and the friends who told me were both transplants to Philadelphia. I see the word used by some retailers.

"Pop" bugs me. I work with someone who often refers to the "pop machine." Sounds like a David Bowie album title.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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The best I ever heard of any place was in Long Island they would say Usezzzzz guys for you guys and Utes for Youths although more of an accent than a saying it is still funny to me, I miss it.
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