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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #90 on: April 06, 2012, 11:00:22 PM »
it's a smudge pottin night.  :-[

How does a guy from CO know a Florida citrus grove term?
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #91 on: April 07, 2012, 04:33:44 AM »
When asking for directions you get a response like this.

"Its up Gratiot (Grash-ed), you have to then take a Michigan left, and then the Party Store is on your right."

Party Store is where one goes for beer and wine around these parts.  Called a Package Store or a Liquor Store in other parts of the country.

A Michigan Left is already explained on Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_left

 
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #92 on: April 07, 2012, 06:52:22 AM »

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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #93 on: April 07, 2012, 08:58:30 AM »
Do you guys have brew throughs, beer caves, or party tunnels?
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #94 on: April 07, 2012, 09:33:38 AM »
Do you guys have brew throughs, beer caves, or party tunnels?

If you are talking about the drive through beer/wine stores like in Ohio, yes there are a few in Michigan.
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« Reply #95 on: April 07, 2012, 10:45:07 AM »
Yup. That's it. I try and explain these to my buddies here in Idaho. They think it is magical. To be honest, it is. It really is.
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #96 on: April 07, 2012, 11:30:42 AM »
I visited Texas last year and all of the major state roads are called Farm to Market XX or Ranch to Market XX, instead of Route or Highway XX. Has to do with the legislative bills that originally funded their construction.

In Maine, if you were not born there, you're "from away".
I wouldn't say Farm or Ranch Roads are "major" roads. Texas does have State Highways. Hundreds of them. State Highway 16 runs from San Antonio to Witchita Falls, for example, and passes through my town. State Highway 71 runs from Brady, in Central Texas, through Austin and down almost to the coast. The Farm and Ranch roads are generally shorter roads designed to help farmers and ranchers more easily move their product.

In larger cities, some of those Farm and Ranch roads are divided highways, but out in the sticks they are definitely inferior to state highways.

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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #97 on: April 07, 2012, 12:10:53 PM »
People visiting the ocean in Delaware go to the beach.  In New Jersey, they go to the shore.

In Iowa you go to the sand pit.

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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #98 on: April 07, 2012, 01:59:45 PM »
People visiting the ocean in Delaware go to the beach.  In New Jersey, they go to the shore.

My Jersey Tomato wife says,"We're going down the shore."  She lives for shelling on LBI.

My son and I like to needle her - When she says, "I'm from Jersey," we ask, "Which exit?"
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #99 on: April 07, 2012, 08:46:40 PM »
I was born in western PA and have lost most of the regional dialect, but remember a few interesting things.  People will say they need to "red up the house," which means clean up the house.  I think that's actually Penslvania Dutch, so it's probably common all over PA.

"Kennywood's open," means "your fly is open."  Kennywood is the name of an amusement park, so this makes complete sense.   :o

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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #100 on: April 08, 2012, 05:21:49 AM »
it's a smudge pottin night.  :-[

How does a guy from CO know a Florida citrus grove term?

I grew up in a peach orchard.

Could have used some pots; hard freeze sent my hopes for 'cots packin. ::)

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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #101 on: April 08, 2012, 05:25:02 AM »
I was born in western PA and have lost most of the regional dialect, but remember a few interesting things.  People will say they need to "red up the house," which means clean up the house.  I think that's actually Penslvania Dutch, so it's probably common all over PA.

I used to hear people say "red up" to mean clean/straighten something up while growing up in Northern Indiana.  There were Amish about 20 miles away, but I would be surprised if the saying came from there.

Edit: Urban Dictionary says that may be from the Scots. There were a few Scotish family names in the area.
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #102 on: April 08, 2012, 06:37:26 AM »
it's a smudge pottin night.  :-[

How does a guy from CO know a Florida citrus grove term?

I grew up in a peach orchard.

Could have used some pots; hard freeze sent my hopes for 'cots packin. ::)

I have 3 old smudge pots. Can't remember where I got them :-\

I remember aound here when they would burn tires in the peach orchards. I don't think you could get by with that now days :)
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« Reply #103 on: April 08, 2012, 12:15:47 PM »
Hell, you can't even ride a bicycle without a helmet now days.
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Re: regional Sayings
« Reply #104 on: April 09, 2012, 07:36:23 AM »
"Bennies Go Home!"

A Benny is anyone from New York or North Jersey (mostly guidos) who come to the Jersey Shore for summer vacation or just for the weekend. The origins of the term seem to differ with some saying it was from old italian men named benny who wore black socks with their sandals (or flip-flops, another regional term?) to the beach or that the tourists brought lots of money to the area and were therefore nicknamed "benefits" which shortened to "bennies"

I'm sure there are even more variations on the term but in any case: welcome to my beach, now go home benny!
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