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Old 02-06-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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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
And anything you say afterwards, no matter how rude or nasty, instantly becomes acceptable to say.

"Well Bless Your Heart, but if that just isn't the worst hair cut I've seen in my life."

"Well, Bless Your Heart, but you don't have the brains God gave a fence post."
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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MariGirl, That was exactly another phrase I was thinking about as well! When I first moved here 10 years ago this elderly man told me he had to "carry some groceries to his sister's house." I asked him why didn't he drive his car to her house instead because they looked heavy. He laughed at me and explained that was what he was going to do. I was very confused that day, but I quickly realized that is something they say around here.

Another thing that I found odd, but learned that's just the way it is~Lunch is dinner and dinner is supper. I have always called the food I ate at or around noon my LUNCH, but here it is dinner, and dinner here is actually supper. It took me awhile to get used to that as well! If I said to my husband "what do you want for dinner", he would say "I already ate dinner,it's time for supper."

But I wouldn't trade it for anything!
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:52 AM
 
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My favorite slang to hate is "might can."

Used in the place of "might be able to" as in "we might can do that."

UGH!
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:55 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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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
That's funny, my mother says chimley and she lives in Texas and always has. It drives me nuts when she says that
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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I used to work with a woman who always said "we're goin to mama 'n ems"
Translanted, "were going to Mamas house". We always ribbed her about that one.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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My favorite slang to hate is "might can."

Used in the place of "might be able to" as in "we might can do that."

UGH!
I don't hear that one often in Raleigh, but some employees from the western part of the state do use it.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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And anything you say afterwards, no matter how rude or nasty, instantly becomes acceptable to say.

"Well Bless Your Heart, but if that just isn't the worst hair cut I've seen in my life."

"Well, Bless Your Heart, but you don't have the brains God gave a fence post."
That's why it cracks me up to hear northerners come down and say "people down here are so much less rude than up north"! Hah....no, hunny, we just fooled you into thinking that.
Our rudeness is more, "passive aggressive" as evidenced by the "bless your heart" phrase.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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I was raised in a home that used just about every southern term known to man although we lived in CA because the rest of my family (parents,siblings) were born and raised in Arkansas. I don't really notice anything out of the ordinary here LOL! But I do notice that I might say "can you turn off the lights" and here they will say "cut the lights". Also instead of "hi" it is "hey".
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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A few words/phrases indigenous of my neck of North Carolina- Carteret County
Momicked: In troble or messed up
You Know Not: You're kidding me.
Dit-Dot: Not from here
Gotchee: I understand
A Mess: A lot, many
Common: In poor taste or character
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Willow Spring, North Carolina
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That's why it cracks me up to hear northerners come down and say "people down here are so much less rude than up north"! Hah....no, hunny, we just fooled you into thinking that.
Our rudeness is more, "passive aggressive" as evidenced by the "bless your heart" phrase.
Nah, you can't pull the wool over my eyes LOL NC'ers are MUCH nicer people than most northeast folks.. trust me on this!!!

Linda
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