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Old 12-29-2008, 06:18 AM
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-Do they still call it "pop" in the midwest or parts of it? In most states its soda..
Yes, the majority of the Midwest, and Canada, and a good portion of the Pacific Northwest, uses the term 'pop'. Here in Chicago 'pop' and 'soda' are used interchangeably.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:26 AM
 
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John23: Google "pop vs soda" and you'll find links to a very entertaining map that shows areas of the US using the words pop, soda, coke, etc.
A Harvard linguist conducted a survey a few years ago and captured many "regionalisms" in speech and pronunciations. One outcome of the survey was a map showing, by zip code, the use of pop or soda.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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I've a verbal mannerism to put down: "and em".
Example: My brother and em are running late right now.
It means a person and their group or party.
I noticed this is used in FLA and GA; I use it myself.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I've a verbal mannerism to put down: "and em".
Example: My brother and em are running late right now.
It means a person and their group or party.
I noticed this is used in FLA and GA; I use it myself.
I use it too as in Mom an 'em
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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Chicken fingers, fries, fried chicken, etc are made to be eaten with your fingers Dang, now I'm hungry!
Ribs, too.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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I am one that thinks tailgating/honking unless sombody does wait too long at a light is rude. The only time I feel that the horn should be used is to warn somebody of a potential wreck.
Well, in the South, I learned there's a specific code when it comes to honking your horn. The only time you lean on the horn is in extremis. NOT to show mild irritation. To wit:

"Hey, the light is green. Move your ass." Two very short and friendly taps on the horn. Both parties wave at one another.

"Hey, Joe, I'm over here. How's it going?" Two medium horn blasts. In this situation, it is required that you roll down your window and trade small talk for as long as the traffic light is red.

"Hey, Millers. Get your kid out here, or the whole carpool is going to be late for school and I'll miss my tennis game." Two long blasts. When kid finally comes out, wave at mother, while thinking, "Oh, I'm so getting even with you at Junior League."

"HEY! WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING!" One long sustained blast. Once collision is avoided, give other driver a friendly wave to show that no harm was done.


See, where Northerners make their mistake is that everything seems to be a long horn blast without nuance. Case in point? When my city had an Olympic event, a car from New Jersey was behind a local driver. The New Jersey guy didn't like something the local driver did and leaned on the horn. The other driver immediately shifted into park, and all 6' 8" of him got out of the car to ascertain the problem. Ascertaining the problem, by the way, involved pulling open the driver's door and threatening to yank him out.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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They say, here in Seattle, that a real local never uses an umbrella when it rains. A real insider doesn't even wear a hat.

Also, Anglos have the whitest skin here, being only casually acquainted with the sun.

Half the people look like they stepped out of a back issue of L.L. Bean...plaid shirt, hiking boots, subaru with Darwin sticker...you get the picture. And the Subaru is a hybrid.

The other half look like London wannabes...black or grey garb, goatees, scarfs, with laptops sitting around coffee shops.

Great place to live!
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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In GA:

Isn't = Idn't
Doesn't = Dudn't
Getting ready = Fixin'
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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My friend from Arkansas says "fixin' to" alllll the time. She tries to get me to say it. She also says she cannot stand when I call a group of girls, "you guys." She tells me "I'm NOT a guy!" lol
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Ribs, too.
That's true too!
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