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Jinx
06-10-2013, 10:11 PM
Inspired by the Whipped Cream thread, where I said that I say it "whoop cream."

In Missouri we call tissue by the brand-name Kleenex. That right there is stupid, but I have always called it Kleenax or "clean axe." I get made fun of for it anytime anyone hears me say it.

What things do you say in your own special, stupid way?

Pike
06-10-2013, 10:42 PM
In Missouri we call tissue by the brand-name Kleenex.

Pretty sure everyone everywhere calls it that...

noxious.sunshine
06-10-2013, 10:50 PM
Crawfish = Crawdads.

I've uh.. started saying a lot of "Mexican" words in with my English..

Like Chonies = underwear/panties/whatever.

Chanklas = sandals

Manzanilla = Chamomile (I actually -forgot- what that word was in English even though I knew exactly what it was).

​I swear I know I'm not Mexican. I swear.

Lonely Paper Star
06-10-2013, 11:18 PM
Tsinelas for sandals. Filipino thing.

I've lived in Texas for 15-ish years but I still don't say "y'all" and I refuse to. I also don't say "coke" as a general word for "soda," but tbh, my group of friends don't for the most part, either, so I don't know if that's still a thing they do here. XD

noxious.sunshine
06-10-2013, 11:44 PM
I say y'all.. and ain't. and "ain't got none" and stuff like that.

I say what each thing is in regards to soda. Coke, Pepsi, Sprite - I use the actual brand name, though I still say soda sometimes. My grandmother used to say Pop.

Jinx
06-10-2013, 11:52 PM
No, no. I'm not talking about what local dialects you use, but your own special brand of language.

Citizen Bleys
06-11-2013, 12:02 AM
In New Brunswick, if you do not know somebody's name, their name becomes Buddy.

noxious.sunshine
06-11-2013, 12:02 AM
lulz I know. But since I'm now the only person I know & am around that speaks Spanish... It's my own language. XD ... If that made sense.

Shauna
06-11-2013, 12:09 AM
I don't know. I don't usually learn that I say weird things until I speak with someone outside of my local dialect.

Smartass answer: I say all words in my own accent. /smug

Shorty
06-11-2013, 12:19 AM
I call remote controls "the buttons". I do not know where this stemmed from or why, but I get an inordinate amount of shit for it.

Rebellious Eagle
06-11-2013, 12:36 AM
Sometimes we call subs "hoagies" over here. :P

Jowy
06-11-2013, 12:47 AM
- hella (a large amount)
- totes (totally)
- p-much (pretty much)
- word (i can agree with that)
- legit (sounds good)
- tacs (tic-tacs)
- mobile (moving from point A to point B)
- cheap spot (buy some beer)
- tubes (bandwidth)

there's probably more that don't immediately come to mind.

Cuchulainn
06-11-2013, 02:08 AM
too many. There's just...too many.

Lonely Paper Star
06-11-2013, 02:55 AM
Personal dialect? Well then... Some of my friends and I use "shadowcrane" as a verb to mean being sneaky or crafty. It stemmed from this big inside joke where I was basically the office ninja/superhero (named Shadowcrane) who made origami cranes out of post-its all the time and either saved or destroyed people (I guess that makes me a villain, too, depending on who you ask).

And when we play the board game Pandemic (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic): "Jesus" - the medic role; can be used as a verb. Becomes "Super Jesus" after we cure a disease. "Part-time Jesus" - the quarantine specialist role.

Additionally, half of what we say, in response to other things, are inside jokes we've accumulated from other friends.

Chemical
06-11-2013, 04:08 AM
All of them.

Mais, pour l'exception.

Værn
06-11-2013, 01:16 PM
In Missouri we call tissue by the brand-name Kleenex.

Pretty sure everyone everywhere calls it that...
Pretty much. This was brought up in an episode of Corner Gas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB9ZT6oW8Lk&t=3m38s)...

This is not a Hacky Sack. This is my new footbag. Hacky Sack is a brand name like, uh... Kleenex. People call it Kleenex, even if the Kleenex they're using is some other kind of Kleenex.

Loony BoB
06-11-2013, 02:12 PM
I call remote controls "the buttons". I do not know where this stemmed from or why, but I get an inordinate amount of trout for it.
Danielle rather hilariously calls it a 'Plonker'.

Aulayna
06-11-2013, 02:36 PM
"You're 'avin a giraffe" = "you're kidding me"

Psychotic
06-11-2013, 07:32 PM
I've mostly just blagged words from Dan's dialect, which is kind of guttedball imho.

noxious.sunshine
06-11-2013, 10:22 PM
Oh! I say totes & hella! and "Hellz yeah!"

I call motorcycle cops "Motorbike Cops" in a really redneck southern accent. Or sometimes I call them "The Law" - -that- is a very redneck thing to say. "I'ma call the law awn yew!"

Miriel
06-11-2013, 10:40 PM
I have my own bizarre language. Only Del Murder really understands what the smurf I'm saying. Sometimes it's little more than squeals and babbling.

Jinx
06-11-2013, 10:42 PM
In Missouri we call tissue by the brand-name Kleenex.

Pretty sure everyone everywhere calls it that...
Pretty much. This was brought up in an episode of Corner Gas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB9ZT6oW8Lk&t=3m38s)...

This is not a Hacky Sack. This is my new footbag. Hacky Sack is a brand name like, uh... Kleenex. People call it Kleenex, even if the Kleenex they're using is some other kind of Kleenex.

This hasn't been my experience going out-of-state, but whatever. You guys have missed the point of my post, regardless. I still say it differently than other people.

Pike
06-11-2013, 11:41 PM
I got curious and did a search and apparently Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries both have "Kleenex" in their dictionaries now xD

Jinx
06-11-2013, 11:42 PM
I got curious and did a search and apparently Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries both have "Kleenex" in their dictionaries now xD

Oh Lord. x)

Pike
06-11-2013, 11:45 PM
It's like when I went to the UK and they say "hoover" for vacuum.

On the subject of genericized trademarks and things you say, I use "photoshop" as a verb for any sort of photo manipulation regardless of what software was used. I use "google" similarly even though I search with DuckDuckGo.

NorthernChaosGod
06-13-2013, 04:48 AM
- hella (a large amount)
- totes (totally)
- p-much (pretty much)
- word (i can agree with that)
- legit (sounds good)
- tacs (tic-tacs)
- mobile (moving from point A to point B)
- cheap spot (buy some beer)
- tubes (bandwidth)

there's probably more that don't immediately come to mind.

I was going to say nothing until I saw this post. I use a few of these.

Pike
06-13-2013, 05:15 PM
- hella (a large amount)
- totes (totally)
- p-much (pretty much)
- word (i can agree with that)
- legit (sounds good)
- tacs (tic-tacs)
- mobile (moving from point A to point B)
- cheap spot (buy some beer)
- tubes (bandwidth)

there's probably more that don't immediately come to mind.

I was going to say nothing until I saw this post. I use a few of these.

I say "legit" a lot.

Also I call everyone bro. Guy, girl, I don't care, if you're cool you're a bro in my book.

Denmark
06-13-2013, 06:02 PM
sidebar: i generally hate the use of brand names used in place of a generic term. even if you are using a Kleenex brand tissue, a Xerox brand photocopier, or searching the internet with Google

in my laziness i tend to slur some words. one that i've noticed that i do a lot is if i'm ordering, say, a coffee. I intend to say "Could I have a large coffee" and it comes out as "kdiavuhh large coffee" or something like that

saying hella is hella lame, brah

Shorty
06-13-2013, 06:26 PM
There is a difference between general area slang and your own words/dialect. Nerds.

Denmark
06-13-2013, 06:37 PM
example: a sentence in sarah's own words

You are the worst, nerds.

Pumpkin
06-13-2013, 07:20 PM
I say pamplemousse because it is superior to any English word ever

Jinx
06-13-2013, 07:47 PM
There is a difference between general area slang and your own words/dialect. Nerds.

THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO SAY :stare:

Pike
06-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Yeah but most of the thread is doing it the right way (from what I can tell)

NorthernChaosGod
06-13-2013, 08:19 PM
There is a difference between general area slang and your own words/dialect. Nerds.

Wtf kind of nerd makes up words?

I'm just one of the few people that use those words and I infected my friends.

Calliope
06-14-2013, 12:26 PM
If anyone was actually interested in seeing how their regional dialect stacks up within the US, this is really pretty cool (http://spark-1590165977.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com/jkatz/SurveyMaps/)