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Old 10-10-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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If you have ever lived or traveled away from home, what are a few of the regional slang words that you have encountered? What words just popped out at you right away and made you giggle or say "What the heck are they talking about"?

There has been quite a few regional *accent* threads lately but no regional slang threads that I can find. I know there are a couple big websites for this topic but they are full of vulgar and disgusting words. Go ahead and scoff if you like, but I for one don't want to read about those words!

So PLEASE keep this thread clean, people. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.


I will start...

Pacific NW: "half-rack" (of beer)
Dayton, OH: "12-pack"

Pacific NW: "knit cap" or "knit hat"
Dayton, OH: "toboggan"

Pacific NW: "potluck" where you bring a "main dish"
Dayton, OH: "carry-in" where you bring a "hotdish"

Dayton, OH: "beer barn" (as in drive-thru liquour stands) ... Pacific NW doesn't have these, so I guess there is no PNW equivalent!

Pacific NW: "Pepperoncinis" (as in the ones at Subway/pizza parlor/your Greek salad)
Dayton, OH: "Banana Peppers"

Pacific NW: "bye" (at the end of a phone call)
Dayton, OH: "see ya"
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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The South: "Trill"/"Keep it Trill".

I just found out the other day that it means "Real"/"Keep it Real".
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The South: "Trill"/"Keep it Trill"

I just found out it means "Real"/"Keep it Real".
lol

I use to didn't know roller mean a H** up north. I think the word is more popular in DC, but I could be wrong.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Memphis, TN Metro Area
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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)
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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In New York/Long Island we use "mad" instead of "wicked". (Well the kids at my college and back home do, I'm sure older adults don't)
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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When I first moved to Maine from Michigan, one of my friends said he was going to have his "Dooryard, Hottopped." WTF are you talking about? In far Northern Maine "Dooryard" can be either the driveway or the side yard, and "hottop" is asphalt or black top. There are all kinds of odd saying all over the Country. These are two that really stuck out to me.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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In New York/Long Island we use "mad" instead of "wicked". (Well the kids at my college and back home do, I'm sure older adults don't)
haha! "mad" can be used for just about anything. i remember asking this guy in queens about the location of a dept store.

he replies: "you'll love it, it's got mad clothing!"
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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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."
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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The South: "Trill"/"Keep it Trill".

I just found out the other day that it means "Real"/"Keep it Real".
It's funny b/c in the bay we have our own form of that too, but we spell it as "treal".
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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haha! "mad" can be used for just about anything. i remember asking this guy in queens about the location of a dept store.

he replies: "you'll love it, it's got mad clothing!"
Yeah. It has to be one of the most used words in my vocabulary. Haha.
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