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Old 02-13-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Let me explain dear boy:

When engaged in friendly conversation in the N.O. and your "padner" says something of truth or relevance, the proper slang to respond would be "Huh Bruh"!!

Just something we grew up saying. Hope this helps.
Hum brah.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Hum brah.
I grew up saying it in BR. You're not from the boot....
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Formerly NYC by week; ATL by weekend...now Rio bi annually and ATL bi annually
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Hum brah.
"Yeah you right!"
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I grew up saying it in BR. You're not from the boot....
To be completely honest, I grew up in a subdivision in Algiers and mostly just hung out with other kids from the slacker crowd, so none of that language was used. It wasn't until I moved to the East Bank that I began hearing more and more Yat/New Orleans talk. The best thing I've heard so far is when the woman at the Burger King at Carrollton and Claiborne told me to wait a minute because they had to berl my burger. So charbroil-> broil->boil->berl. Quite a feat of linguistic imagination there.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Denver
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To be completely honest, I grew up in a subdivision in Algiers and mostly just hung out with other kids from the slacker crowd, so none of that language was used. It wasn't until I moved to the East Bank that I began hearing more and more Yat/New Orleans talk. The best thing I've heard so far is when the woman at the Burger King at Carrollton and Claiborne told me to wait a minute because they had to berl my burger. So charbroil-> broil->boil->berl. Quite a feat of linguistic imagination there.
I grew up in a suburb of BR.

Berl is a famous one.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I grew up in a suburb of BR.

Berl is a famous one.
I know that, but it's usually used for "boil", not "broil".
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I know that, but it's usually used for "boil", not "broil".
Usually people pronounce boil and broil almost identically so it seems to just carry over.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:38 PM
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"Ovuh by" - I'm going ovuh by my momma's
"Fixin' ta" - As in "I'm fixin ta go to Popeye's."
"stoop" - front porch
"Brake tag" - I have been in Houston long enough now that I say "inspection sticker"
"My-nez" - Mayonnaise
"I'm gonna pass a mop" - I'm going to mop the floor.
"Axe" - as in, "Axe me a question" (I went to college in Ft Worth - I got teased about saying "axe" so much that it was the first nola word in my vocabulary to get corrected - though I still drop my r's at the end of words)
"Fa-tru?" - Really?
"Yeah-ya-right"

And one that I miss the most - "go-cup?" :-)

What a nice trip down memory road this has been.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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I know that, but it's usually used for "boil", not "broil".
It seems to me like most people pronounce "boil" like "bowl" around here, lol. I'm sure everyone is laughing at me on a daily basis because I still say "New OrLEENS" and call Rouses "ROOses."
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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It seems to me like most people pronounce "boil" like "bowl" around here, lol. I'm sure everyone is laughing at me on a daily basis because I still say "New OrLEENS" and call Rouses "ROOses."
You'll get the hang of it. It took me about a year to get over my old habits. Even with constant correction from my husband who's been here for almost 20 years, it was still a bit of a struggle to not pronounce things like I did living in the Midwest.

I now use "y'all," "yeah you right," and "be there for...," like second nature and I didn't even work to insert them into my speech, it just started happening!
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