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Old 05-06-2017, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Originally Posted by That_One_Guy View Post
Really? I'm from the Northeast and never knew anyone that said this. This would annoy me greatly. I would move across the country.

I always thought that was Country/Southern thing.
The entire Kennedy clan spoke this way to the extreme. If you listen to old footage of JFK or any of them you will hear it immediately. I also heard it almost constantly when we visited Boston a few years ago.
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Old 05-06-2017, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The entire Kennedy clan spoke this way to the extreme. If you listen to old footage of JFK or any of them you will hear it immediately. I also heard it almost constantly when we visited Boston a few years ago.
Yes, it's more specifically New England than northeast, but not everywhere in New England.
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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"Fixin' to" - the south (esp. Texas). Quite possibly the most annoying regional vernacular ever. Instead of "fixin' to" do something just ******* do it!
It's actually "fidna" as in "I'm fidna go to the store," and it means "I'm about to go to the store," or "I'm getting ready to go to the store," so it's a bit more accurate than "I'm going to the store," which could mean today, tomorrow, whatever. When someone is fidna go to the store, they are leaving very shortly! But not quite yet.

I don't actually say it but it's never occurred to me to be irritated by it. It's just a colloquialism. But I'm not generally irritated by local customs or colloquialisms.
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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And "hella" found its way up to Seattle
Must be all the transplants
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Texas;

"Basket" for shopping cart
"Slugbug" for punch buggy
"Billfold" for wallet
All sodas are called "coke" except for "Dr. Pepper"
I just want to point out that my native Texan husband says "wallet," and " cart" - and calls VW "bugs" - well, VW Bugs. And soda, soda. As do the majority of people I know around here in northeast Texas. I actually don't recall ever hearing anyone say "billfold" or "basket" but I do very occasionally hear someone say "cokes" instead of "sodas." Not saying those terms might be more common in other parts of Texas - this is, after all, a very large state.

The thing is, I bet we could find some research somewhere that shows that Texans in general much prefer Coke over Pepsi or RC cola.

You are absolutely right about Dr Pepper - that Texas classic flavor!
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:59 AM
 
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LOLZ. Here are two more...

"elastic" for a rubber band
"spa" for a convenience store
Carriage for shopping cart
Rotary for traffic circle
Cellar and Basememt are synonyms
Bull**** as an emotion (he was bull****)
Statie for state police.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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Leaving "to be" out of sentences where it should be. Like "the refrigerator needs replaced". Indiana thing, I think.
I had a boss from Pittsburgh who used that type of construction all the time. I thought it was common in the South as well, but maybe not. (The Pittsburgh accent often sounds to me like a very refined southern accent. I find it pleasant.)
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Old 05-06-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Carriage for shopping cart
Rotary for traffic circle
Cellar and Basememt are synonyms
Bull**** as an emotion (he was bull****)
Statie for state police.
Cellar, Bull.. and Statie are used in PA, too.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:15 PM
 
Location: L'Enfant D.C. near the southern end of the megalopolis
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"Po'boy" for a type of sandwich - New Orleans
"Trainers" are sneakers/tennis shoes in Washington State, IIRC, compared to "sneakers" in the Northeast
Intrusive r's belong in New York and eastern New England
Strange, Canadian-like pronunciations of words like "about" and "house" can be found in Maryland and Virginia
In parts of the Upper Midwest, "kitty-corner" is used instead of "catercorner"
In Baltimore, people have a way of changing making certain "o" sounds to be closer to a short "u" in words like job, blog, dog, frog
Around Hampton Roads I've heard people use the word "wellin' " to say someone is lying
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Standing on line instead of in line.
A fast food or deli cashier will ask "stay or to go?" Instead of "for here or to go?"
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