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Old 02-15-2013, 01:37 AM   #31
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See that's what I think but dh (who is from Chicago) says people there are very caring. I do know for certain that Chicago drivers are the worst, even worse than Seattle drivers
I don't believe it, Seattle drivers are the worst. Born and raised there.

I say dude all the time too. Even call my boss dude.
T's in the middle of words become d's as in water becomes wa-der.

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I'm from NJ and we didn't go to the beach we went to the shore. In Alaska we have snow machines not snow mobiles and the continental U.S. is called the lower 48.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:54 AM   #33
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I'm from NJ and we didn't go to the beach we went to the shore. In Alaska we have snow machines not snow mobiles and the continental U.S. is called the lower 48.
Lol yes snow machines and lower 48. I have family in Chicago and I was talking about the lower 48 and they were like "what???". And snow machines people have asked if they make snow. My moms family is from northern Alaska and they also say snow go's.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:12 AM   #34
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Re: Things people say where you live.....

My MIL says "Fair dinkum!" First time she said it I thought was kidding but nope. It sort of means "Really!" or "For real!" but it can also mean "Really??" or "for real??" Yeah, I've never used it for I'm sure to get it wrong. MIL is a true blue Aussie, I'm a Kiwi expat.

Dh asks for dead 'orse. Aka tomato sauce. There'a all sorts of rhyming slang here in common usage.

Oh, he also says "a bee's ****" meaning by a hairs breadth. And something will stand out like "a pimple on a dog's arse" and there's others less savoury than those, we're a classy lot over 'ere

In NZ, we tend to add "eh?" onto the end of things as per Canadians. "What about this, eh?" And lots of people will throw Maori words into a conversation...kai=food, whanau=family, kiaora=hello but can be used for other things too. Oh, and bro, of course "Eh bro?"


EDIT: haha it edited it out! Oh well, use your imagination...
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Native Texan here and I keep all the yankee transplants at the O&G company I work at rolling with laughter. All these have rolled out of my mouth at one time or another:

Here in Texas we are not "about to", or "going to", we are always "Fixin'" to do something.
This is like trying to side saddle an oyster. (impossible task)
Useless as tits on a boar hog.
So ugly they had to tie a bone around his/her neck to get the dog to play with him/her.
The Ugly Fairy beat the ever-loving sh*t out of him/her with her wand.
Your alligator mouth is about to overload your hummingbird @ss
Cuter than a yard full of puppies
Nervous as a long-tailed cat on a porch full of rocking chairs
Confused as a baby in a topless bar
You make a bed like old people f*ck, slow and sloppy.
I haven't had this much fun since the hog ate my baby brother
This is more fun than stompin baby chickens
It's so dry the trees are bribin' the dogs
He's/She's not runnin' on all eight cylinders, if ya know what I mean?
He/She's two sandwiches short of a picnic
Hotter than Hades
She'd/He'd charge Hell with a bucket of ice water.
I ate so many armadillos growing up, I still roll up in a ball, every time I hear a dog bark (something you'd say when talking about growing up poor)
Come Hell or High Water
As serious as cancer
As serious as the business end of a .45
Livin high on the hog
Fair to Middlin' (mid grades of cotton, when asked how we are doing, this is the same as saying "not so bad")
I wouldn't trust him/her as far as I could throw him/her
I wouldn't p*ss on him/her if he/she were on fire (speaking of someone you really hate)
Colder than a witches tit in December
Don't hang your wash on someone else's line
You ain't learnin nothin, if your jaws are a flappin
Always drink upstream from the herd
Lord willing and the creek don't rise
You're gonna end up being late to your own funeral (something you say to someone who is moving too slow)
I'll beat you till you bleed (similar to I'll beat your butt)
Your butt and my hand are about to have a date (threatening a spanking)
Do it again, and I'll knock you silly (or into next week)
Baptists never greet each other in a liquor store
There's more than one way to skin a cat
It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a herd of sheep
If you think you're a person of influence, try orderin somebody else's dog around
Lettin the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin it back in
When a buzzard sits on a fence starin at you, it's time to go to the doctor
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your wallet
A smart @ss just don't fit in the saddle
Don't worry about bitin off more than you can chew, your mouth is a whole lot bigger than you think
If you are riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
If you find yourself in a hole, stop diggin'
When dealin with a slick SOB, start by pinnin him down and changin his oil
If you give a lesson in meanness to a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.
Never miss a good opportunity to shut up
Couldn't pour water out of a boot if you wrote the instructions on the heel.
Gully Washer (when speaking of heavy rain)
Happy as a pig in slop
Riding a gravy train with biscuit wheels (when speaking of luck)
Happy as a two peckered dog
Warm in winter, shady in summer (speaking of someone who is fat)
Don't know whether to scratch my watch or wind my @ss (confused/overwhelmed)
A day late and a dollar short
Catch ya on the back side (see you later)

My Hubby's from Michigan, and his relatives can't end a sentence without saying "you know?" I always say "Well no, I don't know?" just to get a rise out of them. I think that kills me more than my colorful Texas speech cracks them up, half the time I have to explain the meaning of the phrases I use, as I always get plenty of confused looks with some of them, then delayed laughter.
I was born in Texas and dh is from Michigan too. My in-laws just kind of look at me when I say things. they aren't sure whether to laugh or or not. Dh straight out laughs. I get picked on daily for innit (isn't) and wain't (wasn't)

You forget- "You scared the mess out if me" or is that one of my other general south sayings. I've lived all over the south I get them all mixed up these days. That one never fails to make dh laugh either. or "here's you some ......." That one he laughs at, but I think it bothers him because its just straight out poor grammar.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:56 AM   #36
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I'm in Oklahoma and a lot of people say "I'm fixin to do xx" and "y'all".
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Re: Things people say where you live.....

I say quite a few of these and hear them everywhere! There are a couple of cuss words in there.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:48 AM   #38
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In New England, we have our usual accents where people do not pronounce any R's but I commonly hear:

"wicked" instead of using the term "very" (ex. It's wicked cold out!)

"Youse" for the plural term of "you" (ex. Hey, youse guys wanna go out?)
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Midwestern transplant to small town Tennessee, so the list goes on and on for local oddities in speech for me. Two of my favorite language perversions here are the addition of unnecessary prepositions, i.e., "I'm going to get me a coke, want one?" "I'm taking me to the dentist"; and the necessary emphasis on the first syllable of a word, i.e. "IN-sur-ance" "CE-ment" as opposed to "in-SUR-ance" and "ce-MENT".
In Tennessee, we make grades don't get them, have our picture made not taken, carry people somewhere instead of giving them a ride.
Up-ere is up there, ov-ar is over there, some-ere is somewhere. Really fun when you work in a bar and a man tells a story about some-ere ov-ar in the next county... Right, somewhere, overthere in Jackson County, got it.
e's used mid work are often pronounced like i's. So a fence is pronounced FINCE, a pen is pronounced PIN.
Towns that end in ville are pronounced by some locals as vul. Nashvul, Knoxvul, etc...
Some locals use "get a holt to" in lieu of "get a hold of". So DH's boss will get a holt to him next week...
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