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270 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by falconwing

Is there a slang word/phrase that is only used in your part of the country?


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12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 4:23:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
er yes, isn't that the definition of slang to many people? hmm not necessarily I suppose-around here we have 'mithering' instead of pestering, 'made up' meaning really pleased and 'scallies' instead of chavs. Can you guess where it is?
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 4:25:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
not a city, a town St Helens?
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 4:26:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
oi-cheat
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 4:54:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/16/2007 4:25:56 AM _godot wrote:
not a city, a town St Helens?

I knew that aswell.
Only because my sister's live in Widnes, and i try and go as often as i can to visit. I also lived there for a few years


12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 5:05:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
There are many Australian slang terms which leave the rest of the world either gasping or scratching their heads but I don't think any of them are refined to just my area.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 5:10:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah there are a couple of words that are used only here in Thessaloniki.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 9:34:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well, tell me what they are!

FDor me in the North East USA, everything is Wicked good or wicked bad.

soda=tonic(massachusttes)

packie-place where you can buy liquor & cigs-again a massachusetts term as in Mass you can't sell liquor in grocery stores...which was quite an eye opener when I moved to Maine!

We in the North East, especially Mass, don't use the letter "r" at the end of words that do end in "r" as several members of YT who I have talked to via YT can attest.

In Mass you BANG a right when giving directions...(turn on this right now)

And In Maine....even if it's 50 miles away, everything is down the road a piece.

This is what I was getting at.

12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 12:05:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Take off hoser!
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/18/07 - 5:30:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
several. French people come here and don't get our slang.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/18/07 - 5:53:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fritz. Say that in any butcher in SA, they wont know what the hell you are talkin about.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/18/07 - 9:50:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Someone told me they don't say "hella" in the southern US. Like, "my dog is hella big."

I don't know if that's true or not. I only have anecdotal evidence.

12 yrs ago - Sunday 10/21/07 - 8:47:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah. In Southern Germany people say "Servus" as a greeting. It means slave but most people don't know that. Germans here also say "Gruss Got" as a greeting, meaning greet God.

And in Ohio people say pop. Its not the only state that does that, but most states say soda.

12 yrs ago - Sunday 10/21/07 - 8:49:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
Crap, falconwing already covered it. Though only my dad ever uses 'tonic' as a synonym for 'soda.'

'Wicked' and r-dropping are super-common, though.

12 yrs ago - Sunday 10/21/07 - 10:51:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I moved from Michigan to Texas, and something I never got is why I get made fun of for calling a soda a "pop". Everyone down here calls it "soda water". I'm sorry but "soda water" is club soda to me. Also, would anyone be willing to ship down some Faygo Rock & Rye? I really miss that stuff.
12 yrs ago - Sunday 10/21/07 - 10:54:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Apparently "hoss" isn't widely used as we use it.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/4/08 - 1:40:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
OH HELLA
is huge here

On Thursday 10/18/07 - 9:50:36 PM HardRocks wrote:
Someone told me they don't say "hella" in the southern US. Like, "my dog is hella big." I don't know if that's true or not. I only have anecdotal evidence.


Correct. SoCal people love to hate 'hella'. But, they have a similar term, 'dank'.
NorCal- "That's hella cool"
SoCal- "That's so dank"
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/4/08 - 1:46:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know if it counts as "slang" or not, but when I moved to Wisconsin I got criticized for referring to a "vacuum cleaner" as a "sweeper" and use the term "youns" (Yinz) for the second person plural pronoun...
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 9/10/08 - 11:06:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 10/21/07 - 10:51:35 PM mtrout wrote:
I moved from Michigan to Texas, and something I never got is why I get made fun of for calling a soda a "pop". Everyone down here calls it "soda water". I'm sorry but "soda water" is club soda to me. Also, would anyone be willing to ship down some Faygo Rock & Rye? I really miss that stuff.

Faygo is so my favorite pop! They sell it here in Ohio, but I just took a trip to Michigan and it's like HUGE there. They only sell it in the cheapo section of the grocery stores here. I don't know of any slang specific to Ohio. But just wondering: what do all you guys call the grassy part between the street and the sidewalk? We call it the devilstrip but I hear up by Cleveland it's something else...
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 9/11/08 - 11:56:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I thought one of the definitions of slang was that it was unique to a specific area...
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 9/11/08 - 12:03:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 10/18/07 - 9:50:36 PM HardRocks wrote:
Someone told me they don't say "hella" in the southern US. Like, "my dog is hella big." I don't know if that's true or not. I only have anecdotal evidence.


-"Hella" is California.
-"Wicked" is MA/New England
-"Y'all" is pretty standard south
-Soda/Pop has been mapped nicely, but in the South all Sodas/Pops are referred to as "Coke" (As in "Yes, I'd like a coke" "which kind? We have Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper and...")
-Snowmachines = Alaskan snowmobiles
-Youns (you-ones) is pretty classic Western PA/OH/Appalachia
-New Orleans has its own damn language
-As do many of the barrier islands along in the Southeast
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 9/11/08 - 12:04:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 10/21/07 - 8:47:00 AM Pepsicanpan wrote:
Yeah. In Southern Germany people say "Servus" as a greeting. It means slave but most people don't know that. Germans here also say "Gruss Got" as a greeting, meaning greet God.


Gruss Got/gruss dich we learned in class, but when I actually showed up in Bavaria and was greeted with "Servus" I didn't have a clue as to what was going on.
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 9/12/08 - 3:40:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Grüss Gott is indeed very common in Southern Germany. Servus is more an Austrian thing (but probably popular in some parts of Bavaria too). I think - while the literal meaning from Latin is 'slave' - it's more of a 'at your service' kind of thing.
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 9/12/08 - 3:51:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
I guess so. A lot of people from out-of-state don't seem to know that "U-Dub" stands for "University of Washington"

And because of some of my friends, acquaintances, and I, people around here have started using the word “tschüss” as a word for “goodbye”
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 9/12/08 - 4:08:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
"You look like a chav"
"all Chavved up in your burberry and gold rings"

Chav is used alot in our country. To describe teenage single mums with burberry prams, teens that hang out on street corners, or in the park drinking cider.
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 9/12/08 - 5:23:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
In Hawaii? Da Kine for starters. You know da kine. i saw with da kine at da kine with da kine. Did you get da kine? Confusing yes, but makes absolute sense to 2 local bruddahs.

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