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Old 03-16-2003, 10:09 AM
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Bilby...we old New Yorkers recognize a lot of your expressions...
just a few are not used here... *s*

Yo.. is a form of hello but only to those you know....

These are great expressions to read...great thread.. *s*
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:03 AM
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Y'ALL!!!! Does everyone know it means you all? Also, Jayne thought "fixing to" is perfectly normal (as do I) but many people out side Texas think "fixin' to" is odd. As in "I'm fixin to go to the store. Do y'all need anything?" It means "I am about to go to the store."
Then there is : over yonder - over there.
I guess that's all for now.
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:11 AM
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Sayings..

I too am from the land of "Sacks" I might mention that in some cases the words were the same but said with such an accent I didn't know what they really were until I moved to Ca... for example... our property when I was a child was surrounded by a "bobwar" fence... I had no IDEA that it was a barbed wire fence... No wonder I couldn't spell well back then!

I was raised in Texas and am told I have "sayings'' It is hard to just think of them... but when speaking with someone they apparently have a life of their own... I remember one my father used to say though that I thought was funny.. I apologize for it being graphic but..he said

"$hit fire and save the matches"...to express excitement or amazement.. the thing I say for the same is "Mercy" also graphic but used often was "$hit disturber" for someone who likes to cause trouble...

One I have found myself saying that sounds goofy is... "bigger n the broad side of the barn...for days I am feeling bloaty..

"Well, if it walks like a duck"...meaning if someone appears to be something.. then maybe they are... and "if the shoe fits"...again, maybe they are what they seem..

Someone that isn't being completely truthful might be "blowing smoke up your butt"

"if it was a snake it would have bit you"...for when you are looking for something and it was right under your nose...

If someone is underdressed they are "taking pictures" or if someone is showing you more than you want to see you would say "Glory"

"If I had a brain I would be dangerous" for the dumb moments...

and when I wake up in the morning I am "dummer n a fence post" until I get woke up proper..

and a way to express a curse word without cursing is to say "Jiminy Cricket" or just plain old "Well, Cuss"

What a fun thread this has been...
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New Jersey lingo

The funniest thing about New Jersey, is how fast everyone talks. My hubby and I have a joke about eating in NJ:
Jeet? (Did you eat?)
Na, jue? ( No, I didn't, did you?)
I lived in the South for 20 years and moved back 2 years ago, and the hardest thing we have to deal with is how fast everyone talks, and how impatient they are to receive an answer!
When I lived in Indiana for 2 years, they call a shopping cart , a "buggy", soda is "pop".
I love that Southern expression "I was just fixin' to do...." You aren't really doing it, but you were thinking about doing it!
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Old 03-16-2003, 12:04 PM
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When we were kids, we always called a shopping cart, a buggy. Even a baby stroller was a baby buggy!!!!

Then there was you're buggy....meaning grouchy.

My grandmother, called a horse and buggy, a horse with a buggy behind. We always thought that was funny.

Get a kick out of it....think it is funny!!!!

I don't know where this one came from, instead of just saying let us, or let's, we would say let's us.

Is this one a well known one? or just from my area? Two sheets in the wind?? Means drunk!!!!
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Old 03-16-2003, 12:09 PM
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My hubby is from southern Illinois...farming community...

pert near= almost

ya'all come= invitation open

wrinch= rinse as rinse the dishes.

good book=The Bible

howdy=Hello

Oke'dok=okay

down yonder=down the road

two shakes of a lamb's tale=means few seconds

That's it for now, fun thread! Thanks to whoever started it!

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My brother always says,
VOLTZWAGON" for "VOLKSWAGON", and it drives me up a tree! Then there are those who say, "axe" for "ask".--Grrrrr!!
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Then there are those who say, "axe" for "ask".--Grrrrr!!
Blondie we must be related--that drives me nuts too!

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Why-Oh- Why doen't someone correct those who say that?? So many people use it.
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Old 03-16-2003, 12:45 PM
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We have 'oi' (oy) and that can mean a mumber of things, as in, hey you, stop it, just to get someones attention, yes.
We have a very intellectual catch cry at sports meetings going, "Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi !!
We watch NYPD Blue sometimes and we wonder if the New Yorkers REALLY talk like that.
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