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Old 06-16-2013, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Infamous92 View Post
Y'all is common in NYC/Long Island (at least where I live), I use it every single day. "I'm fixin' to" would probably bother me, "funna/finna" means the same thing as "fixin' to", I occasionally use it.
Where? You're trippin'- no one uses that on LI.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Jdawg8181 View Post
This is actually an upstate NY thing. They say things like cenner (for "center") or "Oneonna" (for Oneonta- town upstate). I picked up this horrible accent after attending college upstate NY for 4 years and I can't get rid of the damn thing.
Hmm, well it's also a Jersey thing! Maybe it's a New York/New Jersey thing.

We say "ciddy" not "cit-y" so this is the most prominent example in North NJ at least. Southern Jerseyans do and say their own thing but some words and such are statewide.
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:31 PM
Location: Jackson, MS
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I'm born in raised in New Orleans and go to college in Jackson, MS. I'll share a few about Nola and one about Jackson.

New Orleans:

-"I'm about to make groceries" (about to go grocery shopping)
-"neutral ground" (the grass median in the center of the road that has u-turns; also locals stand on the neutral ground during Uptown Mardi Gras parades)
-"lagniappe" (pronounced "lanyap" means something extra; for example, you buy a dozen cookies and you're given two extra cookies for free, or a little extra thrown in to sweeten the deal)


-"Bless your heart" (A nice way of saying "you're an idiot"; it is used throughout the southeast)

Last edited by jdg92; 06-16-2013 at 02:32 PM.. Reason: forgot to clarify something
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