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  1. #1
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    I saw in another thread that someone referred to soda as pop. I know it's a regional thing. Used to be around here (NH), you'd go into a sandwich shop and order a ham and cheese grinder with a tonic (Coke). Now we call them subs and get a soda with it. Is your regional lingo vanishing like ours, or does it still exist?

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    I'm in New York, but I knew this was about lunch

    I grew up in NH (Henniker), and they think I talk funny here.

    I haven't asked for a tonic in years....

    Noel

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    others....

    Here, they use the phrase "Car Keys" to describe PANTS (khakis),

    And they don't put PSD rings in their PSDS.

    (say it a few times, you'll get it)

    Noel

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    Re: others....

    Originally posted by Noel Murdough
    Here, they use the phrase "Car Keys" to describe PANTS (khakis),

    And they don't put PSD rings in their PSDS.

    (say it a few times, you'll get it)

    Noel
    keep saying it, dont get it.

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    TONIC................

    Originally posted by Noel Murdough
    Here, they use the phrase "Car Keys" to describe PANTS (khakis),

    And they don't put PSD rings in their PSDS.

    (say it a few times, you'll get it)

    Noel
    My wife grew up in the western outskirts of Boston.....she didn't get it. I grew up 50 miles north of there in Portsmouth......I got it pretty quick. I think that particular accent comes from the north shore, like Revere or Re-vee-yah.

    My parents ran a popular ice cream stand in town and we always called "soda or pop" by its proper term......TONIC and a shake was a "frappe".

    Maybe up thaya in Hennikah folks called Italian sandwiches "grinders".....but we called them "subs" or "submarine sandwiches". That's what they called them in Boston too. Or maybe it was the Portsmouth Navy Yard that influenced that, I dunno.

    By the way Ms. Icemeister wants to know, "Where the hell is Hennikah?"

    Oh, hvacmd and Noel.....do you guys want Jimmies on your ice cream cones?


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    West of Conkid

    Nawth of No. Weare.

    We're on the road to No Weare (the talking heads song) always meant to us, Rte 114 south.

    Reveah. (Makes my mouth smile) My daughter in law is from the nawth shoah.

    For you guys that don't speak the language, PSD rings are pierced ear rings.

    Ever go north of Bangor, away from the coast? Man, are THEY hard to understand!

    Noel

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    i use coke and sandwich

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    Re: West of Conkid

    Originally posted by Noel Murdough
    Ever go north of Bangor, away from the coast? Man, are THEY hard to understand!
    Noel
    Ayuh.....them fellas down Maine got a wicked accent.

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    Re: West of Conkid

    Originally posted by Noel Murdough
    Nawth of No. Weare.

    We're on the road to No Weare (the talking heads song) always meant to us, Rte 114 south.


    Noel
    Thank you Noel. Now I know exactly weah you aah. You caahn't get tha-ah from he-ah.

    Ms. Icemeister

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    soda water

    you can't get soda water in NYC.

    You can get Seltzer water. Same thing.

    You can't get an Ice Cream Soda, either. Egg Cream here.

    No eggs in them, either.

    No relish for hot dogs (dog is a two syllable word, here).

    The one that makes me laugh is "her",

    they say "Huh" instead.

    Gotta go. Time for Lobsta, buddah,'n beah.

    Yeah, right..... I miss that, too.

    Noel

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    When my grandfather died years ago, my cousin's mother told my wife her son would be at the funeral home in a few minutes. She said her son had left Brockton, MASS. in such a hurry that he forgot his "shots". My wife expressed concern and asked if he was a diabetic. She looked real confused for a minute and then said "Oh, no I was saying he forgot his "shots", you know cut off pants", it's really hot here in Virginia". It was a definite language barrier.

    The only one that bothers me is "barbecue". Here in the south barbecue is pulled or chopped pork. Cooking outside on the grill is grilling....speaking of which it's time to light the grill.

    [Edited by seaboard on 01-10-2005 at 10:48 PM]

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    Was chatting online with a girl from Australia, as she told me about the local blokes who used to get "pissed" and want to screw. lol having never heard being intoxicated refered to as "pissed" I was thinking along the lines of anger.

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    In lots of areas of Texas all carbonated beverages are cokes. They just come in flavors of Pepsi, Sprite, Orange, etc.

    "What do you want to drink?"

    "coke"

    "What kind?"

    "Pepsi"

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