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Old 02-16-2011, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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No. Thats a southern tradition. Thats what kind of cars people love to drive and customize in the south! West coast people mainly drive lowriders thats consists of boxed buicks, oldsmobile cutlasses, 64 impalas, cadillacs with small gold spoke rims with hydraulic systems. In the north, we drive and tune Audi/VWs, Acuras, Volvos, Legends, Vigors, Hondas, & BMWs. The Baltimorese accents are clearly influenced by southern dialect and speech. We don't call dogs dugs up here in the north lol.
No. I think you're wacked in the brain. I'm from Annapolis, just south of Baltimore. Born and raised there. We NEVER said dug instead of dog, Yew instead of you or any of those other wacky things. And big giant wheels on cars is a Chip Foose thing. Take it up with him, not the south.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:45 AM
 
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The Southern pronunciation of "dog" is "dawg." When you go to Athens, Georgia, you ask "How 'bout dem dawgs?"
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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No. I think you're wacked in the brain. I'm from Annapolis, just south of Baltimore. Born and raised there. We NEVER said dug instead of dog, Yew instead of you or any of those other wacky things. And big giant wheels on cars is a Chip Foose thing. Take it up with him, not the south.
In Baltimore they do say dug and yew and dew. Not in Annapolis. baltimore only.

Chip Foose did not invent donks.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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No. I think you're wacked in the brain. I'm from Annapolis, just south of Baltimore. Born and raised there. We NEVER said dug instead of dog, Yew instead of you or any of those other wacky things. And big giant wheels on cars is a Chip Foose thing. Take it up with him, not the south.
Despite their proximity, Annapolis had a distinctly separate culture from Baltimore. And both Bawlmerese and Pittsburghese were influenced by the Appalachian people that migrated to the cities to work in the steel mills. The collision with Southern European immigrants learning English at the same time produced a couple of very unique dialects. Perhaps not Tidewater Southern but certainly with Upland South inflections.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Okay. I now live in NC. The dialects are decidedly different and no one from Baltimore would ever be mistaken as being a Southerner here. He/she would stick out like a sore thumb as soon as they started to speak.

A search of Google for the origination of big giant wheels on cars turned up Chip Foose's name and European Supercars.

Now what they do have here that I've never seen there is themed cars. What some people will do here is put the big giant wheels on their cars and then do the car up like as though it was sponsored by Tylenol or Reeses. They'll have a huge, full car length Tylenol or Reeses decal down the side of the car. They look ridiculous.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Now what they do have here that I've never seen there is themed cars. What some people will do here is put the big giant wheels on their cars and then do the car up like as though it was sponsored by Tylenol or Reeses. They'll have a huge, full car length Tylenol or Reeses decal down the side of the car. They look ridiculous.
Yes, that is a pretty curious tradition, LOL!
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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do = dew
you = yew

You mean there are people that pronouce these pairs of words differently in Maryland?
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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File:Iw-uw merger.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ok, I did some research. The map above shows the remaining parts of the USA where "dew" and "do" are pronounced differently. Those that pronouce them the same are called "yod droppers."
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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Okay. I now live in NC. The dialects are decidedly different and no one from Baltimore would ever be mistaken as being a Southerner here. He/she would stick out like a sore thumb as soon as they started to speak.

A search of Google for the origination of big giant wheels on cars turned up Chip Foose's name and European Supercars.

Now what they do have here that I've never seen there is themed cars. What some people will do here is put the big giant wheels on their cars and then do the car up like as though it was sponsored by Tylenol or Reeses. They'll have a huge, full car length Tylenol or Reeses decal down the side of the car. They look ridiculous.
So people in the deep south think that North Carolina is northern. I knew people from Georgia who say the north starts at NC or VA lmao, seriously. No one from Maryland would ever be mistaken for a northerner up here in Connecticut, New York, and New England and if someone from Maryland would say that they're northern it would be quite laughable. In Maryland they do not have puerto rican day parades, bodegas, like they do in the north. In Maryland they do drive and customize themed cars with oversized, large rims. Nobody drives donks and high risers up here in the north lol. Once again that is an southern trend. Parts of Maryland looks similar to Virginia and North Carolina.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNaXw8W1yg4
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:40 AM
 
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In Maryland they do drive and customize themed cars with oversized, large rims. Nobody drives donks and high risers up here in the north lol. Once again that is an southern trend.
Well . . . I don't know a way to say this any more delicately than the following: interest in donks, high-risers, and big chrome wheels may have more to do with social class and educational level than with North v South. I have seen some really strange machines in New York and as far north as Maine, machines that would be right at home in the most backward parts of North Carolina (my state) or Alabama.
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