Funny Words- What does your country say????? - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-30-2002, 09:47 PM   #31
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
speedracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: MD
Posts: 7,572
Local Time: 10:54 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Meringue:
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.


"Bubbler" is indeed Bostonese for drinking fountain.

"Barrel" = garbage can
"Carriage" = shopping cart
"Tonic" = soft drink
"Frappe" = milkshake
"Milkshake" = milk with syrup in it
"Square" = any intersection of more than two streets
"Wicked" = very
__________________

__________________
speedracer is offline  
Old 05-01-2002, 06:40 AM   #32
Jesus Online
 
Angela Harlem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 02:54 PM
Jimmy, you dont call someone dressed like a dag, flyblown. So no. I guess not.
__________________

__________________
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 05-02-2002, 11:02 AM   #33
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 362
Local Time: 03:54 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Angela Harlem:
Jimmy, you dont call someone dressed like a dag, flyblown. So no. I guess not.
"Dressed like a dag"
"Looks daggy"
"Had daggy fashion sense"

Are all acceptable expressions where I'm from, which incidentally is the same region where "dag" is commonly used.
__________________
JimmyChicken is offline  
Old 05-02-2002, 11:45 AM   #34
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
oliveu2cm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Live from Boston
Posts: 8,334
Local Time: 11:54 PM
What do you call the sprinkles on your ice cream?

I'm in Mass and we say "jimmies"
my friend from CT says "shots"

"lit" to describe being drunk, but not wasted.

plus New Englanders put "wicked" as an adjective for everything... i.e. it's getting wicked late, i gotta jet...


------------------
"You just stretch it out and realise
a whisper can be louder than a scream." ~Bono


*U2TakeMeHigher*

[This message has been edited by oliveu2cm (edited 05-02-2002).]
__________________
oliveu2cm is offline  
Old 05-03-2002, 09:40 AM   #35
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 362
Local Time: 03:54 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by oliveu2cm:
What do you call the sprinkles on your ice cream?

plus New Englanders put "wicked" as an adjective for everything... i.e. it's getting wicked late, i gotta jet...

And here "wicked" can mean "awesome"
__________________
JimmyChicken is offline  
Old 05-03-2002, 09:53 AM   #36
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
doctorwho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: My TARDIS - currently located in San Leandro, CA
Posts: 6,340
Local Time: 07:54 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by OzAurora:

Jack shit- nothing
I think this one is popular in every English speaking country.

What I find about U.S. slang is that each generation has new words. "Groovy" was a hip work 35 years ago, but it'd be questionable to use it now (in the right setting, you can get away with it, but not part of your every day slang).

Today, words like a'ight (for all right) are used alot, as well as most words used in rap lyrics. Just look through some Eminem lyrics, for example, and you'll get a good sampling of the vernacular of today's U.S. youth.

But the biggest changes I see in the English languare (in all countries) are technology driven. Computers and home entertainment systems really alter the way we speak. A few years ago, saying DVD would generate a quizzical response - now everyone's heard of them.

[This message has been edited by doctorwho (edited 05-03-2002).]
__________________

__________________
doctorwho is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com