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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2012, 08:07:53 AM »

Course, now I live in northern california and WE think that stuff is hella whack.

And I used to live in boston where we thought all that stuff was wicked retahhded

Is it wiggity wack?  Is Northern California like an ironic version of 20 year old kriss kross songs?

northern cali has been flogging 'hella' for at least 20 years. At the brew club meeting a couple weeks ago a guy had a shirt with the stop sign shape on the front reading 'Stop Hella'. I'm pretty sure northern californians have been trying to get people to STOP saying hella for at least 20 years as well.

I guess it could be worse  ;)

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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2012, 08:26:12 AM »
Where I grew up we had a few sayings that wouldn't make much sense to an outsider.
 Eddie would go
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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2012, 09:45:07 AM »
Another one that I like is....."I may be some dumb but I ain't plumb dumb".
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2012, 10:25:28 AM »
Where I grew up we had a few sayings that wouldn't make much sense to an outsider.
 Eddie would go
 Keep the country, country

Eddie would TOW!
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2012, 11:51:30 AM »
I don't know, I never heard of "sun breaks" as a weather phenomena until I moved to the NW . . .

The weirdest thing I think, is all of the people in the south who use "coke" as a generic word for "soda".
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2012, 12:21:12 PM »
I don't know, I never heard of "sun breaks" as a weather phenomena until I moved to the NW . . .

The weirdest thing I think, is all of the people in the south who use "coke" as a generic word for "soda".
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html

On top of that all "tea" is sweet tea unless you beg them to not put 11 tablespoons full of sugar in your 16 oz. glass.

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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2012, 12:24:21 PM »
Where I grew up we had a few sayings that wouldn't make much sense to an outsider.
 Eddie would go
 Keep the country, country

Eddie would TOW!

That made me chuckle

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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2012, 01:11:06 PM »
I don't know, I never heard of "sun breaks" as a weather phenomena until I moved to the NW . . .

The weirdest thing I think, is all of the people in the south who use "coke" as a generic word for "soda".
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html

On top of that all "tea" is sweet tea unless you beg them to not put 11 tablespoons full of sugar in your 16 oz. glass.

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When my family from NC was visiting, my niece tried to order "sweet tea" in a restaurant.  They had no idea what she was talking about, and she was confused why they didn't get it. :)
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2012, 01:13:45 PM »
I don't know, I never heard of "sun breaks" as a weather phenomena until I moved to the NW . . .

The weirdest thing I think, is all of the people in the south who use "coke" as a generic word for "soda".
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html

On top of that all "tea" is sweet tea unless you beg them to not put 11 tablespoons full of sugar in your 16 oz. glass.

Paul
When my family from NC was visiting, my niece tried to order "sweet tea" in a restaurant.  They had no idea what she was talking about, and she was confused why they didn't get it. :)

I've also been told "I talk TV".  The dang Iowa, no accent, accent. 

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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2012, 01:35:02 PM »
Over by here, we just have da dese, dems and doze.

As in dese guys don't want doze guys gettin any a dem sangwiches.

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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2012, 04:41:56 PM »
Every time I walk into a grocery store here in Idaho  and ask for a buggy, no one has a clue what I want. They also think I'm crazy for putting malt vinegar on  my french fries. I still am not sure what a jocky box is, but they tell me every car has one.  :-\
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2012, 08:32:01 PM »
I don't know, I never heard of "sun breaks" as a weather phenomena until I moved to the NW . . .

The weirdest thing I think, is all of the people in the south who use "coke" as a generic word for "soda".
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html

On top of that all "tea" is sweet tea unless you beg them to not put 11 tablespoons full of sugar in your 16 oz. glass.

Paul
When my family from NC was visiting, my niece tried to order "sweet tea" in a restaurant.  They had no idea what she was talking about, and she was confused why they didn't get it. :)

I've also been told "I talk TV".  The dang Iowa, no accent, accent. 

Paul
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Down South, or at least in Texas, shopping carts are called "baskets".  Another Texas saying is, "I'm fixin' to go to the store."  "I'm fixin' to mow the lawn." 
Another Midwest saying is "Pert Near" for "pretty near".  "That cattle's pert near dead."  Or, "I'm pert near ready for bed."
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2012, 10:33:31 PM »
Every time I walk into a grocery store here in Idaho  and ask for a buggy, no one has a clue what I want. They also think I'm crazy for putting malt vinegar on  my french fries. I still am not sure what a jocky box is, but they tell me every car has one.  :-\
I've got admit, I wouldn't know what you wanted if you asked for a buggy either.  And I know what a jockey box, but most cars don't have them.  Ale Camino on the other hand . . .
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2012, 08:19:05 AM »
I don't know, I never heard of "sun breaks" as a weather phenomena until I moved to the NW . . .

The weirdest thing I think, is all of the people in the south who use "coke" as a generic word for "soda".
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html
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« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2012, 09:44:59 AM »
Texas-wise it is true that there are people that ask for a "Coke" and expect to get "Dr Pepper". And are genuinely surprised or outraged when they get exactly what they ordered. ??? These people are usually found in the vicinity of a mobile-home drooling on their shirts holding their knives and forks like joy-sticks. Trailer park rednecks.

Normal people say "Soda" and will modify it with the brand at the appropriate time. As in "I'm going to go get a soda- do you want one? A Coke? And you? A Sprite? Okay..."

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