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#21 *Casey*

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    Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:06 PM

    My grandmother would always refer to Walmart as WalmarK... I guess combining walmart with k-mart? And instead of backwards and forward, she would say backerds and forth. Isn't she cute?

    #22 Martha

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      Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:15 PM

      I can't think of anytihing besides the typical "y'all." And no, we don't all have southern/country accents. :) In fact, I don't know anyone that does!

      #23 ErinB

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        Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:16 PM

        I'm pretty much a southerner being born and bred in KY.

        I can usually control my accent unless I am 1) drunk, 2) tired, 3) incredibly pissed 4) around the accent. Most people don’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.

        #24 RaydensMama

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          Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:22 PM

          The only one I say a lot is "eh" My cousins live in Kentucky (originally from ontario) and now they totally notice that I say it and make fun of me. Especially when I say, "oh you live in the U.S. , eh?"

          #25 joshfrommontreal

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            Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:57 PM

            I only started saying "eh" a few years ago. None of my friends say it, I don't know why I do.

            My grandmother calls a camera a cameron for some reason.

            I love my friends from Boston who actually say things like "wicked awesome"

            #26 FutureMrsLewis

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              Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:57 PM

              One thing you never get in Newfoundland, although we're Canadian, is "eh". We just don't say it. Ever. Or Aboot, or hoser lol We're a different group completely. Think of a toned down irish accent, and you've pretty much got a Newfie accent. We say "warsh" too, like "My son, dat was some dry! Giveus (all one word) a drink to warsh dat down luh!" lol And we just talk really fast... Oh, and my favourite, "stepeens" are underwear, because you "step in" them, so they became "stepeens" lol

              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

              #27 JoLo908

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                Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:17 PM

                Okay, I am from Jersey, and when I went to school in WV, I found out there are a lot of things that are purely Jersey... especially Italian foods and things of that nature... we say cawfee and dawg, and a drawer is a draw... Now, for foods... I worked in an Italian restaurant and even if you are not Italian you have to say them right... mozzerella is "Mut-sa-rell", Manicotti is "man-a-gut", Calamari is "colamad" (sounds like that), ricotta is "ra-gut".... omg, these look so funny spelled out, but I kid you not, some things if you say them how they are spelled, people think it's weird...This is too funny! Now I keep thinking of things!!

                Best one "Jeet yet? No jew?" lol

                #28 joshfrommontreal

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                  Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:22 AM

                  haha, my dad used to always say that:

                  "jeet yet? no jew? skeweet"

                  the last one being the hardest to understand it means "lets go eat"

                  #29 EricaG

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                    Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:48 AM

                    Hmmm....I will have to think about this. There are some things around here that are said differently, but nothing that is jumping out at me right now. There is the 'eh!' but there are more too. Of course here in Alberta we get a lot of the Newfie's here working in the oilfield, so I get to hear and figure out what they are saying a lot!!! LMAO!!! I love listening to Newfie's talk, especially when they are drinking and there is more than one of them. They are so hilarious and can really get going!
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                    #30 EricaG

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                      Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:08 AM

                      We have Chinooks which are are warm winds that come from BC into Alberta.
                      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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