Local Sayings? What are yours?
Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:06 PM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:15 PM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:16 PM
I can usually control my accent unless I am 1) drunk, 2) tired, 3) incredibly pissed 4) around the accent. Most people donâ€™t hear it now and are always surprised. When I was little it was BAD!!!
I still say ya'll for you all.
Ima means I'm going to. "Ima stop and get a bottle of wine on the way home."
We "fix" to do things. I'm fixin' to go to the store, We're fixin' to leave in about 10 minutes.
Mainly words get really drawn out, everything must have 2 syllables (bo-oat, fi-ive, ni-ine, dawg), the last consonant gets dropped, especially g, half of our sentences end in a question -you make your voice go up in at the end, inflection.
I still say Miss when referring to young girls and old ladies at church. Now the little girls are starting to call me Miss too!
Every soda is a Coke. What kind of coke do you want?
And southern women always refer to their parents as Mama and Daddy. I don't care how old you are! We also have those stupid Mamaw and Papaw names for grandparents that I hate. I will not be teaching my children that!
There are things that I don't say like warsh (wash) or cincinnata/missoura (Cincinnati/Missouri).
Good thread, I'll have to think of some others.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:22 PM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:57 PM
My grandmother calls a camera a cameron for some reason.
I love my friends from Boston who actually say things like "wicked awesome"
Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:57 PM
btw, I found the link to the dictionary and found a whole bunch of words I never heard of lol I'm originally from the southwest coast of Newfoundland, and there are different dialects for the different outports here.
Dictionary: Dictionary of Newfoundland English Online
Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:17 PM
Best one "Jeet yet? No jew?" lol
Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:22 AM
"jeet yet? no jew? skeweet"
the last one being the hardest to understand it means "lets go eat"
Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:48 AM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:08 AM
Cougar - older woman looking for a younger man.
Double Double - This is very common within the Tim Horton's crowd, which includes most people around here.
Homo Milk - Otherwise known as whole milk I think.
Parkade - Multiple level parking garage.
Pop - Instead of Soda.
Toque - Winter hat.
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