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MEMETIME: Regionalisms

I cribbed this one from a post by tygermoonfoxx, also kimberly_a whole stole it from firecat, and one from bride.

I like this one. Having lived in both states of Pennsylvania and also the state of Ohio, this was something that I was always strongly aware of.

This also is everyone's chance to see how intollerant I was about things in Pittsburgh.

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks? Creek ; rhymes with EEEK! not Ick.

2. What is the thing you push around the grocery store? Shopping Cart.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in? Lunch box

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in? Frying Pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people? Sofa.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof? Gutter

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening? Porch

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages? SODA! SODA, SODA, SODA! It is not POP!!!! (AAAAHHHH!!!!!)

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup? Pankcake

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself? Sub, Hero...

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach? Swim trunks

12. Shoes worn for sports? Tennis Shoes, Sneakers.

13. Putting a room in order? Cleaning, Tidying. (It is not Redd Up) Shiver.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark? Firefly

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball? Pill bug?

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down? Seesaw

wintersweet:

17. How do you eat your pizza? Sadly, now without cheese. But I like all the standard toppings: Pepperoni, Beef, Sausage, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Olives... Sometimes I'll go with the Ham & Pineapple. Simple round crust.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff? Garage sale or Yard sale

19. What's the evening meal? Dinner

serennig:

20. An area of trees, greater than an acre: Could be a grove... Could be a Forest...

trigeekgirl:

21. What you call an object with polyester fibre-fill on the inside and furry/fuzzy fabric on the outside, usually formed in the image of an animal? Used to be a stuffed animal. As the proliferation of non-animal increased I've taken to calling them, "Plushies!"

bride:

22. a) What do you call "one dollar" in your currency? Ugly and plain... Oh, Typically a Buck or a Dollar.

22. b) What do you call "one thousand dollars" in your currency? A grand.

23. What material is a 320mL soft drink container made of? Aluminum (a-LOO-mi-num). And it's because I forget to say "aluminium" (a-loo-MIN-ee-um) that always clues people to my English Accent being engineered.

24. (For pne =) What do you call that liquid stuff you put in your car to make it run? Gas

25. What do you call the thing they give you to wipe your mouth with at restaurants (whether it's paper or linen)? Napkin. Sometimes they give you a moist towelette!

lordandrei:
26. What is that stretchable thing that you can wrap aroung to hold a bunch of papers or pencils or can be fired at people ;) ? Rubber band

27. How do you pronounce the state north of Oregon? Wahshington.

28. Fill in either or both of the blanks if you feel it is needed:
"The room needs _______ cleaned _______"
The room needs to be cleaned. It shouldn't be cleaned up because a prepostion should never be used to end a sentence with. ;)

29. Those 3 colour electronic thingees that help traffic not run into each other. Trafic signal. (I've heard people refer to them as Redlights, as those people live in areas where they are always red.

30a) A closed roadway that has high traffic and marked exits and on-ramps: Highway.

30b) Name the one closest to you. I have succumbed. When I was out east, I lived near 95. Now I live near The 5. Out in L.A. people need the article "The" for highway names. Which 5? THE 5.

31) You all, You ones? Y'all? Yinz? Oh heavens

Bonus What the hell does Yoi! mean?!?!?


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26. What is that stretchable thing that you can wrap aroung to hold a bunch of papers or pencils or can be fired at people ;) ?

Elastic band.

27. How do you pronounce the state north of Oregon?

Woshington.

28. Fill in either or both of the blanks if you feel it is needed: "The room needs _______ cleaned _______"

The room needs to be cleaned.

It shouldn't be cleaned up because a prepostion should never be used to end a sentence with. ;)

But that is a rule, up with which I will not put. [— W. Churchill] =D

29. Those 3 colour electronic thingees that help traffic not run into each other.

"Traffic lights" or just "the lights".

30a) A closed roadway that has high traffic and marked exits and on-ramps:

Highway, I think. We don't have many of them in the Greater Vancouver area, so I can't tell the difference between a highway and a freeway.

30b) Name the one closest to you.

Highway 99 that goes North-South through Vancouver down to the US border. The closest American highway to me is the I-5.

31) You all, You ones? Y'all? Yinz?

All of you.

Bonus What the hell does Yoi! mean?!?!? Same as "oy" as in "oy vey" or "ay-ya".

1. bathtub
2. servant
3. SUV
4. kitchen
5. floor
6. shingles
7. outhouse
8. kid stuff
9. Eggo
10. peanut butter and jelly
11. sunglasses
12. cleats
13. set-up
14. scary
15. Billy
16. The World Trade Organization
17. With my hands
18. Recession
19. Spaghetti
20. A acre and a half
21. anathema
22.a. one dollar
22.b. one thousand dollars
23. metal
24. money
25. table cloth
26. Larry, the courier
27. CAN-a-DUH
28. "to be" "by you"
29. head lights, tail lights, and turn signals
30.a. hell
30.b. bloody hell
31. My Pretties
Bonus: It means "Attention!" in Japanese

This gave me one of the better chuckles of the week.

And on an almost unrelated note, My autism rating also turned out to be 15.

Thanks, but I made a mistake on item 17. It should have been "with my mouth." Mea culpa.

Holy shit that is so awesome.

oh my god i laughed so hard at that i almost fell out of my chair. That is PERFECT!

Stoplights is another one used in this area, for those who don't have Golights, I guess :-)

Traffic Lights is my default.

Then again, i've lived in Pittsburgh for 32 years (minus one for Knoxville, TN when I was 7/8) and don't have that much of a Pittsburgh accent. I have Pittsburgh-isms (ex: "hun"), but with a generic midwestern-leaning accent.

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?
Fjord. no, I just like that word. In reality more likely "creek" or "sewer line"

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store?

A shopping cart.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in?

Thermos or lunch box

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?

frying pan or griddle

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?

couch

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?

gutters

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?

Its a Porch if its on the front.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?

Coke, Dr. Pepper, or soda

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?

pancakes

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?

sub sandwich

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?

trunks

12. Shoes worn for sports?

sneakers or gym shoes

13. Putting a room in order?

cleaning up

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?

Firefly

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball?

Roly polys, wheelbugs or pillbugs. I love them bugs

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down?

see-saw

17. How do you eat your pizza?

Unless its deep dish, with my hands.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?

Garage sale

19. What's the evening meal?

Dinner

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?

Basement

20. An area of trees, greater than an acre: Could be a grove... Could be a Forest...

park or "place with trees"

21. What you call an object with polyester fibre-fill on the inside and furry/fuzzy fabric on the outside, usually formed in the image of an animal?

Stuffed animals, plushy toy

22. a) What do you call "one dollar" in your currency?

a dollar

22. b) What do you call "one thousand dollars" in your currency?

a thousand dollars

23. What material is a 320mL soft drink container made of?

320 ml is how much? (puzzled) if it was meant to be 32 oz drink it'd be a Big Gulp, right and made of wax paper.

24. What do you call that liquid stuff you put in your car to make it run?

gas, oil, etc.

25. What do you call the thing they give you to wipe your mouth with at restaurants (whether it's paper or linen)?

Napkin

26. What is that stretchable thing that you can wrap aroung to hold a bunch of papers or pencils or can be fired at people ;) ?

Rubber bands

27. How do you pronounce the state north of Oregon?
"Seattle" but sometimes its residents complain about how we think its all one city. Washington State. Both words. probably it'd be phonetically something like "WaushING ton State".

28. Fill in either or both of the blanks if you feel it is needed:
"The room needs _______ cleaned _______"
I don't get this one.

29. Those 3 colour electronic thingees that help traffic not run into each other.
the light or the Traffic signal

30a) A closed roadway that has high traffic and marked exits and on-ramps:
I assume this question doesn't really mean closed. Called generally by the route name. ie. "Route 40" or "695"

31) You all, You ones? Y'all? Yinz?
You ____ if you like them they are generally known as "guys" in that blank or just "hey you all.."

I almost forgot this one:

That thing that some people smoke, bigger and thicker than a cigarette, but not a pipe.

(get yer mind out of the gutter, no cock smoking here)

A stogie.

Re: cigars anyone?

A salmon.

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