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Old 12-22-2013, 05:47 PM   #31
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I never knew that mischief night was a Philly thing. I always thought it was everywhere.
I knew Devil's Night would light up bright red in Michigan, though I'd never heard of the word until a few months ago. It was in an episode of... Cold Case? I think. Some people from Detroit wanting to put an end to Devil's Night mischief... No, wait now I'm pretty sure it was some movie I watched...

Edit: oh duh, it was The Crow.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:52 PM   #32
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Oh no, I've never heard of that.

The Philly things on these types of quizzes are usually obvious shit I already knew (i.e. hoagies), but this one map floored me:



I never knew that mischief night was a Philly thing. I always thought it was everywhere.




We always called it Cabbage Night.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #33
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Water fountain = bubbler in parts of Wisconsin. It's one of those weird, very mini-regional kinds of things.

Where's the Bubbler? - Milwaukee History | Examiner.com

(And apparently eastern Massachusetts as well, according to that article!)
The Wisconsin lingo that I never got used to was "tyme machine" for ATM. It still bothers me when I hear that phrase.
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that is news to me

but makes sense since the company that provided their Automatic Teller Machines was named TYME.



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TYME ("Take Your Money Everywhere") is an ATM/interbank network in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was organized in 1975 and was the first shared EFT network in the country. Residents commonly referred to ATMs as a "Tyme machine," which has resulted in confusion when Wisconsinites visiting unfamiliar areas would ask the locals where they could find a "time machine".
The TYME network merged with the Pulse network in 2002, and took the Pulse brand name in 2004. The combined Pulse/TYME network includes about 81,000 ATMs and 457,000 merchant point-of-sale locations.
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Huh, I had no idea TYME machines were a regional thing. I remember those.
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Yeah the crayon question threw me too Ax. I said "cray-ahn" but like you I simply say it as "cray-on"
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I say

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"Dawn" is a longer vowel in my accent, thanks to the "w"; it rhymes with "corn" or "fawn". I form a bigger vowel than I do for the second syllable of "crayon", which is fairly soft.

Wait, "corn" rhymes with "fawn"?

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I still can't picture in my head a single person saying crayon with two syllables.
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I still can't picture in my head a single person saying crayon with two syllables.
I've always said it with two. Kind of like cray-yawn.
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I still can't picture in my head a single person saying crayon with two syllables.
I'm baffled how anyone could say it with one syllable! Like to rhyme with "crane"...?
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Cran like cranberry.
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Cran like cranberry.
This is messing with my head even more than the fact Americans don't say "poem" with two syllables.

Also, this silly article popped up on my Facebook feed: 13 Aussie Phrases Americans Should Start Using | Thought Catalog

I find it very hard to believe that the phrase "can't be bothered" does not exist in the States. Also, #5 is wrong. The usual definition of "to suss something out" in my experience is essentially analagous to "figure something out", e.g. "I was confused at first, but then I sussed it out".
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The phrase can't be bothered is used pretty regularly here. No worries to a degree as well, although I'm suspicious it may have infiltrated my vernacular after hearing it many times at work--the guy from New Zealand says it all the time.
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