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Old 01-05-2008, 11:42 AM   #21
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A few more questions...

Do you call the suspenders on your overalls galluses?
What do you call baby pigs?


Can you think of any dishes your mother made that had nicknames?
(ex: around here, stewed tomatoes with bread used to be called "Poor-do" because poor people could make do with a meal of it.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:33 AM   #22
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I was born in Minneapolis and lived there before moving to Iowa (with a brief stop in Fargo in between!).

In Minneapolis and Fargo they said "you betcha" but In Cedar Rapids they definitely did not.

I spent many happy hours at Minnehaha "crick" in Mpls. but in CR it was a "creek."

To my ears, the Minnesota/ND/Wisconsin accent is somewhat different than Iowans'. In Mpls there are longer vowels "oooooh my" and a lilt at the end of a sentence that makes every statement sound like a question? Perfect for Jeopardy.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:19 PM   #23
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I was born in Minneapolis and lived there before moving to Iowa (with a brief stop in Fargo in between!).

In Minneapolis and Fargo they said "you betcha" but In Cedar Rapids they definitely did not.

I spent many happy hours at Minnehaha "crick" in Mpls. but in CR it was a "creek."

To my ears, the Minnesota/ND/Wisconsin accent is somewhat different than Iowans'. In Mpls there are longer vowels "oooooh my" and a lilt at the end of a sentence that makes every statement sound like a question? Perfect for Jeopardy.
HEY! I'm in Cedar Rapids! (Marion..) I say You Betcha, but I don't know how many others do...

There is a HUGE difference in the accent between us and WI/MN. I have relatives in WI and we alway make fun of them driving their cah, where we drive a car. And in Minnesoooda...nuff said?
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I am a born and raised Iowan and I wash my dishes in the zink instead of the sink.
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A few more questions...

Do you call the suspenders on your overalls galluses?
What do you call baby pigs?


Can you think of any dishes your mother made that had nicknames?
(ex: around here, stewed tomatoes with bread used to be called "Poor-do" because poor people could make do with a meal of it.

Baby pigs? I think they are just baby pigs.

What the heck are galluses???

I'm gonna post some questions on my family website. My mom's 7 bro's/sis's check it daily and will be happy to add info!
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Oh, and I carry a purse.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:33 AM   #27
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HEY! I'm in Cedar Rapids! (Marion..) I say You Betcha, but I don't know how many others do...

There is a HUGE difference in the accent between us and WI/MN. I have relatives in WI and we alway make fun of them driving their cah, where we drive a car. And in Minnesoooda...nuff said?

Right next door!

They drive "cahs" out here! "Toyoters," in fact.

I honestly cannot recall ever in my life saying "you betcha."

Have never heard of "galluses."

In Minnesota they call casseroles "hot dishes," but don't know if Iowans do that.

When I lived there, it was popular to serve bread (ala Wonder bread) at every meal.

They also eat Maidrite sammies.
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I guess you have to have worn bib overalls to know about galluses. Galluses are the straps that you throw over your shoulder and hook to the bib. If you get the strap twisted, they ask you if you're expecting lightening. Don't ask me why.
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From Iowa.

I always call a head scarf a babushka and boots were always galoshes (not sure of the spelling). My mom always said handbag instead of purse. In her day they didn't have shoulder bags.
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I guess you have to have worn bib overalls to know about galluses. Galluses are the straps that you throw over your shoulder and hook to the bib. If you get the strap twisted, they ask you if you're expecting lightening. Don't ask me why.


For some reason I wore overalls quite regularly in high school. My mother was horrified (as I am now) , but it was the 1970's ....
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