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Jinx
02-16-2013, 09:15 PM
And y'all is a regular part of my vocabulary.


What are some regional slang/dialect things you say (that you may or may not be embarrassed by?)

Sephex
02-16-2013, 09:21 PM
Finagle.

Dude I work with uses it, and it spread to me. I spread it to my group of friends.

Anyway, it means to adjust or mess around with something in order for whatever to work correctly.

EX: The damn computer kept giving me an error, so I had to finagle around a bit to watch my porn without interruption.

Yar
02-16-2013, 09:26 PM
"Pry", which is a contraction of the word "probably".

"grinder" which is a submarine sandwich. Or a gay hook-up app...

Jowy
02-16-2013, 10:23 PM
i thought about this today.

these here yinzers are interesting. rubber bands are called "gumbands", shopping carts are "buggies" and if you have disdain for another person, you essentially regard them as a "jagoff".

I'm so glad I'm an import.

Pike
02-16-2013, 10:24 PM
I really can't think of anything; the Northwest/Rocky Mountain area is pretty... generic... overall.

Denmark
02-16-2013, 10:30 PM
i say y'all and i'm from the northeast. it's not just a southern thing, y'all.

Shauna
02-16-2013, 10:34 PM
I dunno! I don't realise that I'm saying things that nobody understands until they point it out to me. xD I probably use more regional dialect than I'd imagine.

The greatest thing is actually when me and my Aberdonian friend sit and talk, and we come across terms and stuff that differ across the whole 3hr drive there is between us. xD

Shorty
02-17-2013, 03:58 AM
Utahns mostly slur their words and drop off consonants.

fire_of_avalon
02-17-2013, 04:01 AM
i thought about this today.

these here yinzers are interesting. rubber bands are called "gumbands", shopping carts are "buggies" and if you have disdain for another person, you essentially regard them as a "jagoff".

I'm so glad I'm an import.

Buggies I think are a "People who have lived close to the Appalachians" thing because it's very common around here, too.

My daily communication is fairly peppered with colloquialisms and I like to collect new figures of speech. The most common regional/relatively uncommon slang I use is reckon. It's a word everyone who speaks English knows, but it doesn't seem like many people use it anymore whereas my family and I use it all the time to mean "I guess so." Also the use of fix in ways most people don't use it. For example I don't cook supper, I fix it. And when I'm about to do something or complete a task, I'm fixing to do it. At home I use the term britches seriously, but not so much out in the world because people have teased me for that one. I say yonder. I say ain't and y'all. I say holler. One thing I don't say that's very common around here is yuns or you uns. I don't know why I don't just like I don't know why other people do.

Ace Protorney
02-17-2013, 04:03 AM
I hear people call shopping carts "buggies" around here as well. I don't remember or recall any other regional slang that's exclusive to the Northern Virginia area. :(

DownDiagonalLeftA
02-17-2013, 04:13 AM
I live in New York. What slang don't I use?

NorthernChaosGod
02-17-2013, 05:42 AM
I say "dude" and "bro" a lot. As well as variations on those words. I also use "rad" still. I'm not sure these are California specific.

I do say "hella" all the time though.

Clo
02-17-2013, 09:48 AM
I live in New York. What slang don't I use?

Purdy much.

I speak my own dialect of slang hybrids, so.

Rantz
02-17-2013, 11:08 AM
Well I use a lot of Swedish words, if that counts.

Aulayna
02-17-2013, 11:26 AM
I don't do a lot on EoFF but verbally I have a habbit of letting the East London slip through. One major one that I always get called out on is:

"you're avin' a giraffe"

Lone Wolf Leonhart
02-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Nothing regional comes to mind.

Despite trying to be grammatically correct a lot of the time, I'm still occasionally reminded that I speak American and not the Queen's English.

hyuk hyuk

Formalhaut
02-17-2013, 12:32 PM
I was born in a "slightly dodgy" area of London, so occasionally I slip in a "ain't".

Apart from that, my friends always say that I speak with a very upper English accent, which does sort of contradict from where I was born :p

Night Fury
02-17-2013, 01:29 PM
I'm pretty fluent in Geordie slang, more so since I moved into the city and started working in it.

I actually noticed the other day I rarely say "don't" and instead I say "deeant" also, I say "dea'nar" for "don't know"

I also say my "Whey aye" and "hya'man" - little fact for ya, soooo many people who aren't from Newcastle think it is "Why aye" it's not, it's "whey aye" :)


It's kind of a language all in itself really.

escobert
02-17-2013, 04:41 PM
Utahns mostly slur their words and drop off consonants.

Same here.

Also "you can't get there from here" is an old Vermont saying.

The Summoner of Leviathan
02-17-2013, 06:30 PM
"What's her/his/their/[insert name]'s cheer?" I use it on occasion and sometimes my friends won't blink and respond as if they understand it and other times ask me what the heck am I talking about. It basically means "What's new with X?"

Fatal Impurity
02-18-2013, 12:35 PM
I don't generally prescribe to the slang in my locality but I do sometimes pick up the odd "innit" "ain't" or "Chav".

Having said that since I'm in the north west of England we kinda just have a mix of everyone's slang rather than our own.

Cloudane
02-18-2013, 01:17 PM
Summat up? Ain't owt wrong with that.

http://i.imgur.com/n86V8Dw.jpg

Laddy
02-18-2013, 05:41 PM
I absolutely, positively refuse to say "y'all" or "ain't". It is my strongest conviction that those who do are uncultured hicks and of lower birth. :colbert:

escobert
02-18-2013, 08:24 PM
I absolutely, positively refuse to say "y'all" or "ain't". It is my strongest conviction that those who do are uncultured hicks and of lower birth. :colbert:

Ain't ain't a word cus ain't ain't in the dictionary. So ain't ain't a word

Pike
02-22-2013, 01:32 AM
I say "dude" and "bro" a lot. As well as variations on those words.

I actually do this a lot too. Dude not so much anymore but in high school it I said it aaalllll the time. And bro is just my word. Like, bro. You know what I'm saying, bro?

Oh, I thought of another one. Everyone in Washington says "Broke as a joke" and when I lived there recently I picked it up and started saying it too. :(

blackmage_nuke
02-22-2013, 02:21 AM
When I say "a lot" I want the grammar nazis to KNOW Im thinking, spelling and pronouncing it as "alot" in my head.

NorthernChaosGod
02-22-2013, 04:55 AM
I say "dude" and "bro" a lot. As well as variations on those words.

I actually do this a lot too. Dude not so much anymore but in high school it I said it aaalllll the time. And bro is just my word. Like, bro. You know what I'm saying, bro?

Oh, I thought of another one. Everyone in Washington says "Broke as a joke" and when I lived there recently I picked it up and started saying it too. :(

*brofist*

That must be a West Coast thing, because I know people that used to say it.

Cloudane
02-22-2013, 10:58 AM
When I say "a lot" I want the grammar nazis to KNOW Im thinking, spelling and pronouncing it as "alot" in my head.

Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html)

Unbreakable Will
02-22-2013, 05:24 PM
Unfortunately after living among rednecks for so long "y'all" has become a permanent part of my vocabulary. I also have a terrible southern drawl when I get angry as well.

Mercen-X
02-22-2013, 06:05 PM
There are plenty of words in my vocabulary that I try to avoid using.

Araciel
02-22-2013, 07:02 PM
Uhh slang not really that I can think of

but I do pronounce Toronto as 'Toronno'

Clo
02-22-2013, 09:26 PM
Uhh slang not really that I can think of

but I do pronounce Toronto as 'Toronno'



Whoa -- I just realized I do too.

Araciel
02-22-2013, 09:59 PM
I never noticed til I watched some USofAer say it and I was like wtf why is he saying ToronTO it sounds we....oh shit that's how you're supposed to say it.

Laddy
02-23-2013, 07:17 AM
Oh, apparently I say dude more than I would accept in others.

Denmark
02-23-2013, 07:24 AM
dude seriously like

Pike
02-25-2013, 08:40 PM
There are plenty of words in my vocabulary that I try to avoid using.

I try to avoid using "literally".

Not because I don't know what it means, but because grammar nazis get their panties in a bunch about it.

Cloudane
02-25-2013, 10:51 PM
Shouldn't "Grammar Nazis" be capitalised?

Pike
02-25-2013, 10:54 PM
Shouldn't "Grammar Nazis" be capitalised?

I see what you did there :colbert: