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Old 03-28-2007, 10:12 PM
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I call all athletic shoes "tennis shoes", too.

Yous guys (and "you guys") is annoying. Especially if whoever says it is talking to females. It's not so bad if they're talking to just guys. Doesn't bother me. But I'm not a guy, so please don't call me one.
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:32 PM
Location: The 12th State
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My partner is from western NC and we been together about 5 years and I have gotten use to his western NC dialet unfortunately but I thought it was very cute. I always enjoy listen to a good rant but I have to really concentrate now to pick it out LOL. I am also amaze how different eastern NC folks talk different than western. Speaking of driving ever be behind the local who likes to open the flood gate to side streets while you are waiting at a light. Instead of letting one car in front of them they let 5 cars or more out luv it.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:17 PM
Location: Mebane, NC
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Originally Posted by Durham, NC Native View Post
And just to put the shoe on the other foot, I had a devil of a time when I got lost up around Boston a few months ago and stopped to ask which city I was in and was told Pibiddy. ....
Actually Peabiddy. If he said Pibiddy he must have been Irish
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:12 PM
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youins=you all
maner=Humana Insurance
da-la= they Lord
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:23 PM
Location: in a house
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Originally Posted by swacko View Post
there is one that you have to on your guard for at all times!!!! it is " HOW NICE" it means f#*&k you .
"How lovely for you" and "Your mama must be sooooo proud" can be interpreted in a similiar manner, depending upon the intonation.
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:32 PM
Location: Pope AFB
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Originally Posted by PLS3775 View Post
When i was growing up (i still am) a "drink" was any soda pop.
Do you want a drink? That would include any soft drink at the store. No soda, soda pop, pop, just drink.
yep that's what we say in my family. Drink.

Originally Posted by vetegnc
Oh, my. How long can I type? I am from the north (Illinois), lived here 8 years (eastern NC), and about to move to PA. Some of the entertaining things I hear down here:
"Mash the button" (darned it, my 4 year old says it now)
"vomick" (I'm a vet....we jokingly say this A LOT)
"Winder" (that's a window to others)
"hasslin'" (darned it!! When you're fresh out of vet school, and your clients says "der dog been hasslin' for TWO days now!!"....and you have NO idea what it means?!!?) (oh, it means panting)
yes, the whole thing about "carry"
"all the way"...the insane way they make burgers with chili, slaw, etc...makes me ill just thinking about it!!!
"ain't gonna" (heck, I say that WAY TOO MUCH now!!)
I say all those things and there is nothing like a hotdog all the way. Yum!
I also say fixin and carry all the time. I'm a very southern girl. When I was in college they wanted me to take a public speaking class to help me with my drawl. I wouldn't take it because it wasn't required and I love my drawl.
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by lpnny View Post
lololol-----too funny
in ny we say "pop" instead of soda or soda pop
"it's getting dark under the table" meaning time to go home
"ant" instead of Aunt
just a few that come to mind
Upstate NY says pop(Western NY). Downstate says soda
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:31 PM
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Default Buggy

Buggy for shopping cart still can't get use to that one
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:57 PM
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When I was in grad school my advisor tried to get me to stop talking "southern". He said people couldnt concentrate on what I was saying, they were just listening to my voice. I took that as a compliment. Here are some of our sayings/slang:

a piece (somewhere not too far away)-down the road a piece.
slam bumpin-really really overflowing-that trash can is slam bumpin full
okrees (okra)
hoi toiwd (high tide)
daggum it
doohickie-some piece of something that doesnt have a real name or the name escapes you.

My dad was the master of the Southern phrase. My fav: I'd rather be nibbled to death by ducks-a task so awful that you'd rather have this happen than do it.

If you want to hear something wonderful and strange at the same time visit Hyde Co/Ocracoke (which is just beautiful btw). They have their own language/dialect. You cannot understand a word of some of the natives and cannot believe it is English.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:52 PM
Location: Mayberry
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Wow!! My favorite is "fitty cent" instead of fifty cents. There are a multitude of unusual sayings here. I had a hard time catching on to, " I'm ill today." I kept thinking the person was sick. It really means they are mad or annoyed or upset about something. How about, " Friday a week", which is a week from Friday. I'm from California, what do I know??
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