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Old 04-14-2012, 11:04 AM   #11
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Chesterfield is a couch in Canada for sure. In Montreal, if you have a balcony at the back of your "flat", off the kitchen, it's called "the back gallery" or just the "gallery". A "flat" is an apartment in a duplex, triplex, fourplex, etc. and it has its own street number. It's an apartment if it's in an apartment building and has an apartment number.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:10 AM   #12
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Gum Rubbah (gum rubber) rubber, water proof boots
Where Gravy Queen and I come from thats scouse for foreplay
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:28 AM   #13
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I think one here on the Canadian West Coast would be "....ish". As in "the cleaning ladies will be there around 10ish" or "you better take a coat, it is a little coldish" and one of my favourites "the food was okay but somewhat blandish". There are so many words you can ish - I guess you might say that ish is the new eh!
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:43 PM   #14
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From WV.. mostly from the older generations but not always!

Can you put this stuff in a poke? (bag)
I'm a fixin to go to the store later.
Bless her/ his heart
minner (minnow)
warsh (wash) (this one drives me crazy!)

Phrases such as: madder then a wet hen and running around like a chicken with his head cut off
and a few more that I am too polite to post!
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #15
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I've noticed some differences in other areas of the country.

As someone from Massachusetts, I have no right to point fingers but you can't help but notice.

We have relatives in Florida (north of Tampa) who add unneeded words to the end of a sentence. The most common version is along these lines. "Where are my car keys at?" You really don't need the "at" on the end. "Where are my car keys?" does the trick.

We have friends in the Chicago area who do just the opposite. They drop words from the end of a sentence. For example, "Are we taking this with?" When I would say, "Are we taking this with us?"

Or maybe it's just me...
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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Spendy...I hear this all the time.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:40 PM   #17
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I just remembered "Welly boots" for galoshes.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #18
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I just remembered "Welly boots" for galoshes.
The ones made in Great Britain were wonderful.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:44 AM   #19
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I lived in Utah for a while, and heard these phrases.

"Oh, fer dumb!" when someone blundered.

"Oh, fer cute!", said about a new baby or a new dress.

Potlucks are 'pitch-ins'.

Once, a rancher came into the little convenience store where I worked, and asked to cash a check. It was early in the morning, and I didn't have enough spare cash to cover it. His response was "That's ok--I'll winter", meaning he would survive the hard times.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:05 AM   #20
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I read through these with avid interest. Having lived in many parts of the country --

Back in the day (another local euphanism), when I was stationed in Finley, ND, "Uff Da" was definitely said by all the locals; may not be now, but definitely was in rural ND in the 70s.

When I'd visit relatives in NH, soft drinks were "tonic" (I kept expecting medicinal something when someone asked me if I wanted it and turned it down).

Again, in NH, a water fountain was a "bubbler".

The main thing I've noticed here (upper NW corner of IL) is the pop thing.

A little aside, my husband says when he was an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam, two of his troops started to have a knock-down-drag-out fight about whether it was "soda" or "pop". (Young soldiers under stress will fight about anything). He had to decree that hence-forth, all soft drinks were to be called soda-pop, period.
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