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Old 11-09-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Normal places: "I'm going to clean the house."
Pittsburgh: "I'm going to redd up the house."

Normal places: "The floor is slippery."
Pittsburgh: "The floor is slippy."

Normal places: "Mind your own business."
Pittsburgh: "Quit being nebby."

Normal places: "I'm going to the store to buy bread and other items."
Pittsburgh: "I'm going to the store to buy bread 'n'at."

Normal places: "Would you two mind giving me a hand?"
Pittsburgh: "Would yinz mind giving me a hand?"

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Normal places: "Turn left at the next stop light."
Wisconsin: "Turn left at the next stop-and-go light."

Normal places: "I'm thirsty, I think I'll get a drink of water from the water fountain."
Wisconsin: "I'm thirsty, I think I'll get a drink from the bubbler."
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yellow for Hello, but I'm not sure what region that is.

In parts of Arkansas they maintain the archaism "yonder." I think this is common in Appalachia to as I have an old-time Appalachian CD where Tommy Jarrell sings "Yonder stands little Maggie."
The old-school Chicago version of "yonder" is "over by there" which is, of course, actually pronounced "over by dare."

"Where you going?"

"To da Jewels over by dare." ("Jewel" being a local grocery chain and inexplicably pluralized by old-school locals)
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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"Wicked" is strictly a New England thing. It's not used in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
"Wicked" has been nationwide now for so long that it's actually falling out of fashion.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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"Wicked" has been nationwide now for so long that it's actually falling out of fashion.
Its reputation exceeds its usage; I seldom hear it around here, in metro Boston/Cambridge. And when it is used, it's almost a "parody" of what tourists EXPECT to hear from Mass residents..
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Normal places: "Turn left at the next stop light."
Wisconsin: "Turn left at the next stop-and-go light."
stop-and-go-light? i know i shouldn't laugh but
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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stop-and-go-light? i know i shouldn't laugh but
When you think about it though, it's a more complete and accurate description than just "stop light."
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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When you think about it though, it's a more complete and accurate description than just "stop light."
that's true. it's very thorough. we usually just say light.

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"Turn left at the next light."
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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Originally Posted by Drover View Post
Normal places: "I'm going to clean the house."
Pittsburgh: "I'm going to redd up the house."

Normal places: "The floor is slippery."
Pittsburgh: "The floor is slippy."

Normal places: "Mind your own business."
Pittsburgh: "Quit being nebby."

Normal places: "I'm going to the store to buy bread and other items."
Pittsburgh: "I'm going to the store to buy bread 'n'at."

Normal places: "Would you two mind giving me a hand?"
Pittsburgh: "Would yinz mind giving me a hand?"

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Normal places: "Turn left at the next stop light."
Wisconsin: "Turn left at the next stop-and-go light."

Normal places: "I'm thirsty, I think I'll get a drink of water from the water fountain."
Wisconsin: "I'm thirsty, I think I'll get a drink from the bubbler."
I know someone from a small town south of Pittsburgh and she definitely has some colorful regional slang. The one that always gets me is "It's all!" and she uses it for everything. Like if you have a bowl of strawberries, eat the last one, and the bowl becomes empty, she would say "It's all!". I wish I could think of some of the others... they remind of the "nebby" word - like words I've never heard before in my life!
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Banana peppers are not pepperoncinis.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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Banana peppers are not pepperoncinis.
Technically, they are not. But you will not hear the term "Banana Pepper" at any pizza joint in Portland and you will not hear the term "Pepperoncini" at any pizza joint in Dayton. Yet, they all serve the same kind of pepper on their pizza. Now which is *actually* the pepperoncini and which is *actually* the banana pepper, I do not know.
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