Regional Dialect

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  1. Mari North

    Mari North Very Well-Known Member
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    Any particular regional dialect from places you've lived that gets some teasing for you? I have a ton of them... don't know where to start!

    I asked @Chrissy Page in another thread "JeetJet" .... maybe she'll answer me here. OH! Wait... Uh... if memory serves, she'll know exactly how to answer, come to think of it!!
     
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    Yes, I've eaten breakfast.
     
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    Yeah, I'll have to think of another one to stump you... forgot your background there for a sec. :)
     
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    I would get teased in the Midwest about how I pronounced Bob, they say it like Bawb or something.

    I've been east coast and Midwest and now west coast.
     
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    I'm from Michigan. The way we say it is the only right way to say it.
     
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    What, Bob? :) Or Bab? Or Bawb? Or Bahb? Or the beautiful southern dialect of a very drawn out baaaaaaaaaabbbbb? I'm a southern belle born in the wrong place... I think the southern accent is so very cool. Remember that Reba song where she drew out the word "him" into a much longer "heeeeeeeeeeeem?" :D
     
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    I remember youns was used a lot in Pittsburgh. Trying to remember some other Pittsburghese. I know it's
    Made fun of a lot.

    A southerner would say y'all ...right?
     
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    Yes, y'all. And youns is definitely used a lot, but that one covers the state. I think maybe "yinz" is more confined to that area while youns is more widespread. Common conversation: JeetJet? NawJew?
     
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    Lol, and yes, I've used yinz. Well not anymore. :)

    I can understand southern pretty well like Paula Deen but I have trouble with redneck southern.
     
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    The English language started out in merry olde England as a crude form of communication at best and came across the ocean to the northern part of what became the United States pretty much unchanged. It took some time but folks in the southern states have refined and improved the original so that it is now perfect.
     
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    In Texss, we have a habit of saying "fixin' to". For example, "I am fixin to go to the store." People from the northern states think it is really weird.
     
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    I've heard that, maybe in the Midwest. Lived in Indiana and Illinois for about 20 years.
     
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    I never though Ohioans had a dialect until coming to Florida. My neighbor from North Carolina told me. She said, To is (Tah), Your greeting is (Hi Yah), Toledo is (Taledah), Tomato is ( Tamadah), Potato is (Patatah), See You, (See Yah). Until (Till). Laughing, told her we really slaughter the QUEEN'S ENGLISH:)
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    Say what?
     
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    Missouri: Neighbor claimed to have a "pahl a pahp". (pile of pipe). Waitress asked, "Y'uns lock a slahs a pah"? (Like a slice of pie)

    Vegas: Wanna sack? (Want a bag)

    Chicago: Milk came in a "jug". (gallon bottle).

    Indiana (one of the worst). "Froggy out this morning" (foggy). "Mah car needs fixed". (car needs repair). "My transmeeshun needs fixed". We'll have "feesh" tonight". At least they don't say "Engleesh". Sometimes: "I weesh you would....). "Wash the deeshes"! (one of the worst sounding).

    I married a Hoosier; she does not talk that way, but her mother does.
    Frank
     
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    Had a fishing buddy from Oklahoma. One day he was telling me about Anisall. Took me awhile to find out he was talking about anise oil.
     
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    The most interesting dialect is a friend of mine who is Cajun and comes from Lafayette La. I can speak French and understand "I thought" until meeting him. WOW.. We love our trips to New Orleans whenever I get the chance.:)
     
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    People who live in the city of Pittsburgh have a unique accent all their own, that doesn't translate to the rest of Western Pennsylvania. A friend of mine who lived there was always Tarred...tired.. Someone might earn..iron a shirt or warsh up not wash. Interestingly, as soon as they moved out of the city the accent went away. I think that different cities have their own uinque accents not just limited to regions.
     
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    I had a hard time when I first moved here, trying to understand the more country co-workers, but back then, Houston was booming, and people were from all over the place. A friend from Kansas would say worsh the clothes, and it always made me laugh. My roommate at the time was from Ohio, and she'd say things like, "those clothes need ironed" or "the truck needs fixed", and it took me quite a while to get used to that. My ex-future father-in-law was deep Cajun, and I could barely understand a word that came out of his mouth, so it's probably a good thing that one didn't work out. A coworker from the Land of Lincoln loved my accent, because it reminded him of New Orleans. I didn't realize at the time that there was a lot of similarity between the two (New Orleans & Boston), and now I'm thinking it might have been because many in both places originated from Eastern Canada.
     
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    I hear "worshed" a lot here in Maine, too.
     
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    I tease people here all the time about saying "ya'all" and having an accent. I tell them "you know, people in Oklahoma say "ya'all" also. Most people here have never been to Oklahoma.
     
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    @K E Gordon

    Ah've gaht a pahl a pahp! (I've got a pile of pipe).
     
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    Hoosiers also use "car needs fixed" all the time. "Froggy" out today. "My trans-meesh-un" needs fixed. Let's go "feeshin". Wash the "deeshes".
     
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