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Local Sayings? What are yours?

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The "food only available..." thread got me thinking about other things that are different based on location.

 

So I ask you this: what are some local sayings or pronunciations or language quirks from where you are from?

 

I'll start with two from Montreal:

 

-Instead of saying terrace people say "tare-ass" (tare pronounced like care")

 

-Any combo at a fast-food restaurant is called a trio, not combo. For some reason this bugs me!

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I'm from Newfoundland, so I have a LOT! There's even a Newfoundland dictionary lol Like a yaffle is an armful, and anything we can't remember the name of becomes a chummyjigger, "How are you doing?" Is never used, instead we say "How's ya gettin' on?", oh, and "Stay where yer to 'til I comes where yer at!". We don't pronounce the letter h at the beginning of words, most words automatically have an added s at the end, and there are no g's at the end of anything lol Just look on google for newfie slang and you'll see what I mean cheesy.gif

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Well, most Newfoundlanders originated from Ireland or Scotland, so there's guaranteed to be alcohol and LOTS of dancing lol Not necessarily GOOD dancing, but definitely dancing lol

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I live in between Baltimore and D.C. so here are a few:

 

Balmer-Baltimore

Hon- this is with an emphasis on the O and sounds like a heavy un...something you say to anyone you see..."hey hon"

 

Rum= room

Brum= broom

yous= I'm assuming you all

Q is pronounced like it has an r in it....crew (that one always cracks me up!)

 

And D.C. you just have to figure out all of the acronyms

 

I wanted to add that I do not talk like this, but that these are some of the sayings of the natives.

 

The one thing I do say that I know is wrong is pank for pink...got it from when I lived in Mississippi.

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i love when people from places i've never been explain their sayings/accents. it helps me picture how everyone sounds/speaks when i'm "listening" your writing!

 

i'm from the PNW, and as far as i know, we dont say anything "weird". (ok, unless you are from somewhere that does have cool accents/sayings and thinks our are weird!) about as blah as you can get. doug and i always joke how you never hear our "accents" on movies or shows, no one thinks its interesting enough to write into a storyline. oh well! i mean really, can anyone please tell me what a "seattle accent" sounds like? B-O-R-I-N-G!

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