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Old 11-04-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Rural NC: Fixin' to--about to

Context: I'm fixin' to do that right now.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Stirling, NJ (Southern Morris County)
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Northeast: Wicked (very): "She has some wicked long hair"
Northeast: Burnout (a stoner): "That burnout must be on some seriously bad drugs because he's sitting there talking to a garbage can."

South Central KY: Yeller (as in yellow): "The neighbor's big yeller dog kept me awake all night with his barking".

KY/TN: burgoo-not really a slang term, but it's a food similar to a gumbo with all kinds of ingredients, usually including squirrel and/or possum.

Southcentral Kentuckians do not ask to go home; they say instead they are "going to the house".

KY Amish: "Shop" (a home-based business, rather than a "shop" where things are sold or a manufacturing facility)

Northeast: Mill (factory) Known as a "plant" also in the Northeast.

Central NY: Crick (a small creek)
"Wicked" is strictly a New England thing. It's not used in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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"Wicked" is strictly a New England thing. It's not used in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Wicked is even used in Ohio.. What you mean to say, it's used MORE in New England.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Wicked is even used in Ohio.. What you mean to say, it's used MORE in New England.
That could be true but personally I've never heard anybody say wicked anywhere in my life (except on TV lol).
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Stirling, NJ (Southern Morris County)
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Wicked is even used in Ohio.. What you mean to say, it's used MORE in New England.
I've never heard it used naturally anywhere but in New England, but I'll take your word for it. My point was that "wicked" is a New England thing, not a Northeastern thing. There's a difference, considering New England doesn't comprise all of the Northeast.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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"wicked" is used in middle-of-nowhere michigan. my son uses it either as an adjective or as a one word reply.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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PNW--You "take" a picture.
Mid-South-You "make" a picture.

PNW--Toboggan=wood sled (no runners)
Mid-South-Toboggan=knit cap

PNW--You "take" someone some where in a car.
Mid-South--You "carry" someone in your car. (Can I carry you there?)

I gotta say, after years living all over, the South has it on any place I've been for expressions...colorful, descriptive, expressive. I've seen northern comedians make fun of them and claim they don't understand some of them...it isn't rocket science.

"Where are you going?"
"To see a man about a dog." (Translation--None of your business. Or as a lot of folks around here say--"None ye.")

There are countless ones.

PNW-Paper or plastic bag?
Mid-South--Paper or plastic sack?

PNW-Lunch
Mid-South-Dinner (evening meal is supper)

PNW-You betcha!
Mid-South-Dang straight.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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PNW--You "take" a picture.
Mid-South-You "make" a picture.

PNW--Toboggan=wood sled (no runners)
Mid-South-Toboggan=knit cap

PNW--You "take" someone some where in a car.
Mid-South--You "carry" someone in your car. (Can I carry you there?)

I gotta say, after years living all over, the South has it on any place I've been for expressions...colorful, descriptive, expressive. I've seen northern comedians make fun of them and claim they don't understand some of them...it isn't rocket science.

"Where are you going?"
"To see a man about a dog." (Translation--None of your business. Or as a lot of folks around here say--"None ye.")

There are countless ones.

PNW-Paper or plastic bag?
Mid-South--Paper or plastic sack?

PNW-Lunch
Mid-South-Dinner (evening meal is supper)

PNW-You betcha!
Mid-South-Dang straight.
What part of the south you live or lived in???
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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PNW--Toboggan=wood sled (no runners)
Mid-South-Toboggan=knit cap
Skinem - where is this in the "Mid-South" that they say "Toboggan" to describe a knit cap? I thought that was just an Ohio thing! I swear I have been ALL over the country and I have never heard that until I moved here to SW Ohio!!
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Don't know if any of you say this, tell me if you do!

Down Here (Norfolk/VB) a premiscuous girl is called a "Jump," we say "Keep it one hundred," meaning to keep it real i guess.

It's really hard to think of your slang because you don't really know your using it!
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