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Old 11-05-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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Around Akron, Ohio, they call the lawn between the road and the sidewalk "The Devil's Strip." Towards Cleveland, OH, however, that part of the lawn is simply called the "tree lawn." I have read that calling something "The Devil's Strip" originated in Akron and really isn't recorded elsewhere.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Pittsburgh:

yinze = you all
dawntawn = downtown
stillers = steelers
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: the future
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D.C P.G MD slang

Pronouns:
youngin/ young- same thing as "yo" aye young, I need a quarter slim
Slim- just a person ex. aye slim u gotta quarter?
Champ- just a person ex.aye champ u gotta quarter
Jo/ Moe- ex...Aye Moe u gotta quater?....Nah Jo
lova- aye lova u gotta quarter

Ji/ jye like- kind of ex....man its ji cold out here
yea- adjective...meaning good.....man that food was.....yea
jont--thing.....ex....them jonts cost a quarter

kirk--to lash out...man I dropped that quarter I was kirkin like sh...
bama--somebody uncool..u a bama like sh.. moe
or just a informal way to refer to somebody...man that bama funny as sh..
lunch or to lunch- to act funny or being funny....slim u lunchin like shi...
stamped---to be acknowledged- my sh.. stamped

NOn d.c words but still used
whoday..from new orleans
go ham- the south
loud- the exotic ( u know)
whats the bizness?- from memphis



just a few

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Old 11-05-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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What part of the south you live or lived in???
Currently Middle Tennessee. Also have lived in north Alabama and Mississippi
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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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!!
Middle Tennessee. I'd never heard it used anywhere else except to mean a type of sled until I came to Nashville for college. I now live in southern Middle Tennessee bordering Alabama.

I'll have to tell my native born and raised southern Middle Tennessee wife that she's talking like an Ohioan...that'll make her stop saying tobaggan when she means a "watch cap"...
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Toboggan is certainly a ski-sled thing.. haven't heard it in any other context while living in Ohio!

What is DOOSKI! -- whats up
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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In Arkansas, every carbonated beverage is a "Coke."
"What kinda Coke do y'all want?"
Also, I've heard "sodie waters" used for Coke.
"Over yonder" is another one.
"I'm goin' over yonder to look for my dog."
Then there's "directly" as in "after a while."
"I'll be there directly."
Then there's "a-walla go." For "a while ago."
Let's see....I've heard "Snake Oil" used generically for liquor.
Also, a lot of young people call the liquor store the "beer store." I don't know if that's a regional or age thing.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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In Arkansas, every carbonated beverage is a "Coke."
"What kinda Coke do y'all want?"
Also, I've heard "sodie waters" used for Coke.
"Over yonder" is another one.
"I'm goin' over yonder to look for my dog."
Then there's "directly" as in "after a while."
"I'll be there directly."
Then there's "a-walla go." For "a while ago."
Let's see....I've heard "Snake Oil" used generically for liquor.
Also, a lot of young people call the liquor store the "beer store." I don't know if that's a regional or age thing.


LMFAO....yall trippin
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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Middle Tennessee. I'd never heard it used anywhere else except to mean a type of sled until I came to Nashville for college. I now live in southern Middle Tennessee bordering Alabama.

I'll have to tell my native born and raised southern Middle Tennessee wife that she's talking like an Ohioan...that'll make her stop saying tobaggan when she means a "watch cap"...
LOL - too funny!
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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Toboggan is certainly a ski-sled thing.. haven't heard it in any other context while living in Ohio!

What is DOOSKI! -- whats up
Well, that is what **EVERYONE** in the Dayton area calls knit caps!!!! Toboggans!! I know, I think it's weird too But I've just learned from Skinem that it's not just a SW Ohio thing - they call them toboggans where he lives in Tennessee as well!
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