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#61 Emily&Matt

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    Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:03 AM

    I have a friend with a real "mountain" type dialect and she says:

    Oh I spilled paint on my paints. (pants)
    I burnt the toast and now its rernt (ruined - rhymes with burnt)
    We planted flairs in the garden. (flairs = flowers)

    Not everyone, but lots of people use those words!

    #62 Christi

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      Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:28 AM

      I always say *the* 101 or *the* 280 when talking about the freeways...people always laugh and say it's a west coast thing to put in the word *the* before the highway...

      #63 sunset78

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        Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:15 AM

        Some that I have heard... or say... lol

        T'nigh - tonight
        yous - referring to more than one person
        how? - when why should be used... "Are you going to the store?", "No, how?"
        pogey - unemployment cheque
        Where y'at? - instead where are you
        where you to? - instead of where are you going?
        How she goin'? - instead of how are you
        buddy - usually referring to a guy
        point - pint...
        What's yer fadders' name? - a question often heard.. what's your father's name
        Well lard tunderin geezez by - another common saying often heard that is used almost anytime... when being surprised, displeasure, etc...lol
        dint - dent
        bootin'er - running or getting somehow quickly
        anudder - another
        going for a scoot - going for a drive
        Ma & Da - almost everyone calls their parents this


        There's a lot more... these are the ones that just popped out... lol

        #64 sunset78

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          Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:40 AM

          2-4 - a case of 24 beers
          case of beer - getting a dozen beer
          sook (sew-ook) - crybaby
          dinner - is lunch... people get confused elsewhere because dinner is supper to them?
          right - very... it's right hot out
          puck - as to hit someone with your fist... he got pucked in the face by buddy..lol
          cock eyed - drunk
          hoot - hilarious
          giv'er - sure

          #65 sunset78

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            Posted 10 September 2008 - 11:18 AM

            lol... I being so productive at work this morning...lol

            Laughed me hole off - laughing really hard
            kiss me arse - kiss my @ss
            nuttin - nothing
            whadda ya gawkin at? - what are you looking at?
            swig - take a drink
            sammich - sandwich
            wadder - water

            #66 jamaica2009bride

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              Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:28 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by FutureMrsLewis
              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
              HAHA I've lived in Newfoundland my entire life and I've NEVER heard of a yaffle or a chummyjigger. Funny! I do pronounce all my "h"s and I don't add extra "s"s but you are correct, a lot of Newfoundlanders do speak that way! Good ol' Newfanese!!!

              Nice to see another Newfoundlander on the forum!

              #67 FutureMrsLewis

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                Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:55 PM

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                Originally Posted by ch2344
                HAHA I've lived in Newfoundland my entire life and I've NEVER heard of a yaffle or a chummyjigger. Funny! I do pronounce all my "h"s and I don't add extra "s"s but you are correct, a lot of Newfoundlanders do speak that way! Good ol' Newfanese!!!

                Nice to see another Newfoundlander on the forum!
                It's really funny, because I moved from the Port-aux-Basques area to St. John's about five years ago, and the dialects are SO different from one side of the island to the other, it's hilarious! lol Like back home, everyone says "nuttin", but down here it's "nudding" with an emphasis on the "g", I picked up on it one summer while I was in Heart's Delight visiting with family, and when I went home I was made fun of SO much because I said "What are ya at?" and "Nudding" lol And the Mount Pearl/Townie accent, it CRACKS me up! Loves it!

                #68 amandalovesryan

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                  Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:09 AM

                  okay here are some more. I grew up near the coal region of PA and here are some things I picked up there. People sometimes say that they are going to "ret up" after dinner instead of clear the table. A lot of us have grandmothers that are Mimi (pronounced Mim me) or Mam Mam. And finally, we call farts "boofers" not sure about the spelling but that is it.
                  I went to elementary school and someone said, "who farted," i had no idea what that meant, i thought that was a curse word!!!
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                  #69 amandalovesryan

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                    Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:24 AM

                    another thing i thought of: we call it the "center consoul" of the car, yet I hear on TV people saying "center council" i thought we were right but now i don't know!
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