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    Regional words

    Inspired by a conversation in the Belle thread:

    What words are regional specific to you?

    For example:

    Is it pop, soda, or coke where you live?

    How about couch, sofa, divan, davenport?

    Front room, living room, great room?
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    Re: Regional words

    Where I grew up we called it pop.

    Where I live now we call it soda.

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    Wink regional words

    disneymeimei gave me this GREAT IDEA.. we all come from different places all over the USA and of coruse the world.. and so we use different words for the same thing..

    tell me some of your different words

    for instance:

    In canada we say POP (here in so cal they say soda)

    In canada we say garbage cans (here in so cal they say trash cans)

    In canada when saying the alphabet we say z.. ( here in so cal they say ZEEEEEEE)

    I would love your input on this......... I am so fascinated by the use of words.. that mean the same thing but are said differently

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    Re: regional words

    ok ok I see now A BORING THREAD

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    Re: regional words

    I ahve always lived in sother california and I have always said coke...not soda....my grandmother from Iowa says pop, but I never did...we would giggle everytime she said it...

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    Re: regional words

    One thing I've noticed is that in other parts of the country, they'll refer to freeways as I-5 or Route 9 or something. Here in SoCal we just say "take the 210". I don't even know if certain freeways are highways, interstates, routes or whatever. All you really need to know is the number.

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    Re: regional words

    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAbe
    I ahve always lived in sother california and I have always said coke...not soda....
    Same here, I call all soda Coke. "Pop" cracks me up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
    Don't let faux-klingons send real Americans to war!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHousingBubbleBlog
    Everyone says that the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore, but that’s not exactly true. We’re the world leader in the manufacturing of bull****.

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    Re: regional words

    Y'all. 'Nuff said.

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    Re: regional words

    You take THE 210 west to THE 605 south.... always add a 'the' before any freeway.

    If you're from any 'valley', start off any sentence with 'like' or 'dude'. Dude, cuzco is like the valley girl
    Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
    Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
    Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
    Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
    Marge: Pink.
    Homer: D'oh!
    Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"

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    Re: regional words

    also, back east the say get off on exit 42 or 35. We use the street name, but I do see those exit numbered signs going up around here..>LOL

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    Re: Regional words

    Do people actually call it a davenport??????

    I get the living/family/front room thing mixed up all the time. I call the room that you live in the living room (makes sense right?), but its supposed to be the FAMILY room. I will sometimes call a room the front room if its in the front of the house.

    I call formal living rooms a waste of space.

    Quote Originally Posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
    Don't let faux-klingons send real Americans to war!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHousingBubbleBlog
    Everyone says that the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore, but that’s not exactly true. We’re the world leader in the manufacturing of bull****.

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    Re: regional words

    Quote Originally Posted by a_hyperbole
    One thing I've noticed is that in other parts of the country, they'll refer to freeways as I-5 or Route 9 or something. Here in SoCal we just say "take the 210". I don't even know if certain freeways are highways, interstates, routes or whatever. All you really need to know is the number.
    Here in Atlanta it all seems to depend on the highway. We have I-20, I-75 and I-85, but it's just 285, 575, 675 and 75/85. US 41 and GA 120 are just 41 and 120, while still saying Georgia 400. Of course, we also have 23 roads named Peachtree Something right next to each other...

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    Re: regional words

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuzco-topia
    If you're from any 'valley', start off any sentence with 'like' or 'dude'. Dude, cuzco is like the valley girl
    And you must say oh.my.god a lot. And "shut up" in place of "no way".

    Quote Originally Posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
    Don't let faux-klingons send real Americans to war!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHousingBubbleBlog
    Everyone says that the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore, but that’s not exactly true. We’re the world leader in the manufacturing of bull****.

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    Re: regional words

    we have freeways and the east has highways and parkways...and a turnpike??

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    Re: regional words

    Quote Originally Posted by a_hyperbole
    And you must say oh.my.god a lot. And "shut up" in place of "no way".
    As if!
    Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
    Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
    Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
    Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
    Marge: Pink.
    Homer: D'oh!
    Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"

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