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Old 02-05-2007, 09:26 PM
 
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Default Favorite NC slang

What are your favorite NC slang words or phrases???????
being from upstate NY we had stopped at the waffle house while visiting my daughter ----had some difficulty ordering food from the waitress --we sat down at the counter instead of the booth and she questioned us as to (phonetically) jeet yet?? hubby and i sat there clueless my daughter giggled and interpreted for us--did you eat yet? Of course the waitress then asked us if we wanted our home fries scattered smoothered and covered---it was the first that we heard of that --but yum it was good stuff!
Any others ???
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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One of the funniest, country-est expressions I've heard:

"Well help my time!"- an exclamatory response to something mildly shocking, similar to 'Oh my God!'.
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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"All gooberd up" (gu burd) - Something that is messed up
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:26 AM
 
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And amazingly, you'll find some North Carolinians can't even understand each other. (City vs rural accents, for example.)
Took my mother (Winston-Salem) several minutes to figure out what our Mountain cousin meant when she said she was allergic to "Mode".
Apparently, she was saying Mold.

(Which of course makes me laugh like crazy whenever I watch the TV show "Ugly Betty", where she works for Mode Magazine. lol)
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:37 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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"Yawntoo?" = "you want to?"

I heard that on Jeff Foxworthy and figured that was just him and his broad comedy until I heard my *gulp* boss use it! Luckily he was turned away and didn't see me give him a sharp stare.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:49 AM
 
Location: a nation in decline
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So, what are home fries scattered smoothered and covered?

This thread reminds me of a furniture delivery person - bless his heart - an old timer fershur. He kept up a steady stream of talk while bringing in the stuff and I couldn't understand a word. All I could do was nod and smile, praying all the time that he wouldn't ask me anything. A couple months later we had another delivery from the same place, and I STILL couldn't understand a word.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:49 AM
 
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I live in Rutherfordton, NC. I have lived in 3 states and NC is my favorite and hopefully I will never leave. BUT~~~ The one word that tickles me and confuses me all at the same time is "chimley." I realize when people say that they are referring to a chimney, but yet most say chimley. I do not understand why some put an L in place of the N but I have come to the conclusion that every state has it's own way of saying certain things. Being from Ky, I can relate. To each his own
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Willow Spring, North Carolina
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Coming from NJ a year ago, my first noticeable encounter with a phrase that has become my favorite is "Bless Your Heart".

We have come to the conclusion that it means "Sucks to be you" if you were in NJ LOL

Linda
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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The one phrase that still gets me after living here for 20 years is how some native NC'rs use the word "carry", instead of bring, drive, or take.

For example, "I'll carry him to your house".

This still cracks me up, b/c I always get a mental picture of the person physically "carrying" someone in their arms!
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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What are your favorite NC slang words or phrases???????
being from upstate NY we had stopped at the waffle house while visiting my daughter ----had some difficulty ordering food from the waitress --we sat down at the counter instead of the booth and she questioned us as to (phonetically) jeet yet?? hubby and i sat there clueless my daughter giggled and interpreted for us--did you eat yet? Of course the waitress then asked us if we wanted our home fries scattered smoothered and covered---it was the first that we heard of that --but yum it was good stuff!
Any others ???
You don't 'call in sick to work' but you 'fall out of work'.
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