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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