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Old 04-28-2002, 09:00 AM   #16
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Old 04-28-2002, 09:41 AM   #17
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Old 04-28-2002, 02:36 PM   #18
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Old 04-28-2002, 05:03 PM   #19
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Originally posted by Discoteque:
Up on Wisconsin, we say, "do you want to come with?" when going somewhere
We say that, too. Not at all unusual around here

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Old 04-28-2002, 05:04 PM   #20
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Do you mean sleet like rain mixed with snow, or do you mean something else??
Yeah, rain and snow at the same time. Drizzly.

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Old 04-28-2002, 06:08 PM   #21
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I'm originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and here are a few things I say that get laughed at a lot:

"Smucked": When your car gets smashed up in an accident, you'd say that your car got smucked.

"I smell what you're steppin' in": It means you understand what somebody is telling you.

"Digger": A bad fall, usually resulting in skin getting ripped off ("I really took a digger when I fell off my bike").

"Holy Wah!": We utter this when we are amazed, surprised, etc.

Anybody else use those words?


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Old 04-28-2002, 06:19 PM   #22
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Yep, cigarettes are often called fags here.

I've never heard of smugging though.

In the midlands bread rolls are often called "cobs." I hate that word though, and I never use it because I was brought up down south and no-one used it there.

Then there's "Ay up, me duck" which is also a regional thing. It means "Hello, my dear." The "Up" part is pronounced "oop" - local accent. Ugh! I'm so glad I wasn't brought up here.
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New England: a "Packy" (pronounced Paaaa-k-eee) is a liquor store

NJ/NY: a "pocketbook" is what the rest of the country calls a purse

Minnesota: childhood game called "Duck, Duck, Grey Duck" (sooo stoopid) instead of "Duck, Duck, Goose"
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Old 04-28-2002, 07:42 PM   #24
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Some of the slang we have here in Dublin is real funny, and ridiculous LOL!
How's it going there bud? ------ Hello
Feck --------- a nicer way of saying F**k
What's the bleedin story? ----- what's going on?
Go on outta that ------- don't be ridiculous
He or she's a ride ------ a term I've never and will never use, but means that you fancy someone.
yah muppet ----- you fool
Scarlet ------ embarrassed

Well that's all that I can remember for the moment, later!

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Old 04-28-2002, 08:00 PM   #25
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Minnesota: childhood game called "Duck, Duck, Grey Duck" (sooo stoopid) instead of "Duck, Duck, Goose"
At least we don't have an accent that no one else can understand! (fine, insert 'Fargo' quote here)

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Old 04-28-2002, 09:23 PM   #26
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The dictionary's defintion of dag is:

A dung-caked lock of wool around the hind quarters of a sheep.

Here's visual proof of this definition:


So if someone was said to "Dress like a dag", what exactly would they be dressed like?

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Old 04-28-2002, 10:48 PM   #27
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poboys, i've found, generally always have seafood on them, such as shrimp and oysters like discoteque said.
i think they're generally on a french bread or something, something that's harder than just regular white bread or something.
i like my poboys with catfish on them.
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Old 04-28-2002, 10:51 PM   #28
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yeah for Newfoundland dialect!!

yes by', where's me moose I cuts him right up and we haves a scoff!

Note: This is extreme, I don't thk my accent is hardly noticable

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Old 04-30-2002, 02:32 PM   #29
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well i think the most famous irish one has to be "craic"!generally used as in "whats the craic?" or "have you any craic?" the couple of times i was in england and said the second one to an english person i got some VERRRRRRY strange looks!
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NJ/NY: a "pocketbook" is what the rest of the country calls a purse
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They say "pocketbook" in Nashville, too.

When I was in college my roomie, who was from Wisconsin, asked me where the "bubbler" was. I had no idea what she was talking about. She was looking for the drinking fountain.




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