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Re: Is what we say what we mean ????
« Reply #25 on: May 22nd, 2008, 3:21pm »
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   Here ya go Barb.  Please note that California speak does not include all of the West Coast.  Oregon and Washington have their own "speak"
 
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« Reply #26 on: May 22nd, 2008, 7:54pm »
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Here's a bit of *Southernese* (and damned near each *area* (I do not speak *Alabamian*) has it's own particular *accent*.
 
 
Howdy - A warm and friendly informal salutation. Short for “how are you doing”. “Howdy, ya’ll from around here.” It doesn't get any better than that for inquiring in a non-threatening manner.
 
Ain’t - Although this word is used all over the US it is particularly prevalent in the South. However, this isn’t proper English.
 
Ya’ll - short for “you all” or “all of you”. Its use is appropriate when addressing more than one person, but southerners use it all the time. Let’s face it, this is a great word. It rolls off the tongue and immediately identifies the speaker as a southerner, or a user of southern vocabulary.
 
Reckon - to regard or think of.
 
Yonder - over there.
 
Young'uns - children. 'uns can be added as a suffix to many adjectives such as “big’uns”. It means “ones”.
 
Towhead - small blond child.
 
Smack dab - directly.
 
Mess - a lot. (We caught a mess of fish.)
 
Bread basket - stomach.
 
Hunkey Dorey - great!
 
Tarnation - used to indicate surprise.
 
Red-bugs - chiggers.
 
Fixin’ to - getting ready to.
 
Hissy fit - temper tantrum.
 
hankering-desire
 
I'll swanny-I'm surprised
 
Sumb!tch
 
'mater or 'tater-tomato or potato as in "want sum 'maters fer supper?"
 
ignernt-ignorant
 
Sugar-endearment as in , sugar, come here*  
 
Catty wampus-crooked, not level.
 
Colloquialisms
Full as a tick- He was full as a tick after eating that meal.
 
Crooked as a dog's hind leg (self explanatory)
 
Like a milk bucket under a bull-useless
 
Gully Washer-lots of rain
 
Fit to be tied-aggravated
 
Scarce as a hen's teeth (ever look in a hen's mouth?)
 
Make hay while the sun shines (self-explanatory)
 
lord willin and the creek dont rise (self-explanatory)
 
fiddle fartin around-wasting time
 
Get off your high horse-quit being so snotty.
 
She/he's gettin' to big for her/his britches-kid acting up
 
Bless your little peapicking heart-usually used to thank someone when they've gone out of their way to do something for someone.
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Is what we say what we mean ????
« Reply #27 on: May 22nd, 2008, 8:35pm »
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on May 21st, 2008, 9:49pm, Barry_T_Coles wrote:
haven't had this much fun since Granny got her tits caught in the wringer
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Man, I love a lot of these. I use a lot of the ones from the USA. But I'm stuck on this one.  
 
What happened to poor Granny? Was she doing wash? Or, did she get caught in a sticky situation? Maybe she is a know it all, and we're glad she got in trouble?
 
I just don't know.....but it makes me laugh anyway Grin
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« Reply #28 on: May 22nd, 2008, 8:47pm »
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Funny stuff kids.  
 
It's not fair. Western New Yorkers sound like Weather Channel personalities and y'all have hit every oddball thing I know of.  
 
New York State has some different accents but only the City seems fun to me. Parts of Buffalo can sound a bit like Brooklyn now and then but not like it used to.  
 
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« Reply #29 on: May 22nd, 2008, 9:12pm »
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Interesting!
We are thousands of Kilometers apart & can still use the same abbreviated words that mean the same thing or have saying that are very close.
 
Ain’t - Although this word is used all over the US it is particularly prevalent in the South. However, this isn’t proper English.  
 
Reckon - to regard or think of.  
 Young'uns - children. 'uns can be added as a suffix to many adjectives such as “big’uns”. It means “ones”.  
 Used in Oz for children along with Rug rats & ankle biters.
 
Smack dab - directly.  
Bread basket - stomach.  
 
Hunkey Dorey - great!  
   
Colloquialisms  
Full as a tick- He was full as a tick after eating that meal.  
That’s one we use plus he’s as full as a bull – blind rotten drunk.  
 
Crooked as a dog's hind leg (self explanatory)  
 
Like a milk bucket under a bull-useless  
We use – about as usefull as tits on a bull  
 
Fit to be tied-aggravated  
 
Scarce as a hen's teeth (ever look in a hen's mouth?)  
And scarce as rocking horse shit.
 
Make hay while the sun shines (self-explanatory)  
 
lord willin and the creek dont rise (self-explanatory)  
 
fiddle fartin around-wasting time  
 
Get off your high horse-quit being so snotty.  
 
She/he's gettin' to big for her/his britches-kid acting up.
 
We also tend to take small words and rime slang them like:
China plate – Mate.
Dogs eye – small meat pie eaten at the football game.
And you couldn’t have a dogs eye without covering it with some dead horse – tomato sauce (ketchup).
Billy lid – kid (child) A billy is a container for boiling water in to make tea, an essential part of a bushies swag.
 
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« Reply #30 on: May 22nd, 2008, 9:21pm »
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LMAO crackup crackup crackup
 
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« Reply #31 on: May 22nd, 2008, 9:41pm »
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I always heard "you'll get your tit in a wringer" if I did something bad.
 
Wringer refers to the wringer of and old wringer washer.
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« Reply #32 on: May 22nd, 2008, 9:41pm »
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on May 22nd, 2008, 8:44am, Mosaicwench wrote:
I used to know an Aussie woman.
What happened to "gone beyond the black stump" (which I took to mean gone over the edge) and "Cooey Cobber" - which I believe is like hello???

 
"gone beyond the black stump" means going further out into the bush than you normally would or descriptive of a place that is a long way away from where you currently are.
 
Cooey has a couple of uses; one is as you have said & is like saying G’day Mate.
The main use for Cooey is when searching for others in the bush, its one of the very few sounds that can be made by the human voice that can travel significant distances in the bush & is called out with this sounding, Cooooooo ey.
It was commonly used when searching for people lost in the bush.
 
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on May 22nd, 2008, 7:54pm, deltadarlin wrote:

Ain’t - Although this word is used all over the US it is particularly prevalent in the South. However, this isn’t proper English.

 
Its in the dictionary aint it?  Undecided
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« Reply #34 on: May 22nd, 2008, 9:47pm »
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on May 22nd, 2008, 8:31am, Paul98 wrote:

 
Well, I might be 1/2 Wombat; I eats...roots, but not leaves. Wink  You are lucky Helen laugh
 
-P.

Paul
I'm starting to think you may have a bit of Aussie blood in you, you got both Wombat explainations spot on.
 
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« Reply #35 on: May 22nd, 2008, 10:17pm »
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"Get her tit caught in a ringer" is something used as a threat too.  
 
I've heard that "ain't" appears in some dictionaries too, Jonny.  
 
Some people in parts of Pennsylvania refer to house cleaning by saying "Red" the house. I think I have that right.
 
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« Reply #36 on: May 22nd, 2008, 11:07pm »
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I'm confused...I'm still struggling with the different Spanish dialects.  That's all I have to say about that.
 
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« Reply #37 on: May 23rd, 2008, 11:07pm »
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Sometimes we try to make sense of what we hear from other cultures within the context of our own language and social environment... when that happens ... sometimes it's just damn funny... as illustrated by a video that a friend from another forum found on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA1NoOOoaNw
 
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« Reply #38 on: May 23rd, 2008, 11:41pm »
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on May 22nd, 2008, 7:54pm, deltadarlin wrote:
Here's a bit of *Southernese* (and damned near each *area* (I do not speak *Alabamian*) has it's own particular *accent*.
 
 
Howdy - A warm and friendly informal salutation. Short for “how are you doing”. “Howdy, ya’ll from around here.” It doesn't get any better than that for inquiring in a non-threatening manner.
 
Ain’t - Although this word is used all over the US it is particularly prevalent in the South. However, this isn’t proper English.
 
Ya’ll - short for “you all” or “all of you”. Its use is appropriate when addressing more than one person, but southerners use it all the time. Let’s face it, this is a great word. It rolls off the tongue and immediately identifies the speaker as a southerner, or a user of southern vocabulary.
 
Reckon - to regard or think of.
 
Yonder - over there.
 
Young'uns - children. 'uns can be added as a suffix to many adjectives such as “big’uns”. It means “ones”.
 
Towhead - small blond child.
 
Smack dab - directly.
 
Mess - a lot. (We caught a mess of fish.)
 
Bread basket - stomach.
 
Hunkey Dorey - great!
 
Tarnation - used to indicate surprise.
 
Red-bugs - chiggers.
 
Fixin’ to - getting ready to.
 
Hissy fit - temper tantrum.
 
hankering-desire
 
I'll swanny-I'm surprised
 
Sumb!tch
 
'mater or 'tater-tomato or potato as in "want sum 'maters fer supper?"
 
ignernt-ignorant
 
Sugar-endearment as in , sugar, come here*  
 
Catty wampus-crooked, not level.
 
Colloquialisms
Full as a tick- He was full as a tick after eating that meal.
 
Crooked as a dog's hind leg (self explanatory)
 
Like a milk bucket under a bull-useless
 
Gully Washer-lots of rain
 
Fit to be tied-aggravated
 
Scarce as a hen's teeth (ever look in a hen's mouth?)
 
Make hay while the sun shines (self-explanatory)
 
lord willin and the creek dont rise (self-explanatory)
 
fiddle fartin around-wasting time
 
Get off your high horse-quit being so snotty.
 
She/he's gettin' to big for her/his britches-kid acting up
 
Bless your little peapicking heart-usually used to thank someone when they've gone out of their way to do something for someone.

Finally.....someone on here I can understand.  Grin
 
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« Reply #39 on: May 24th, 2008, 5:41am »
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All I know is whether you understand me or not.. you all know damn well what I mean when I say anything LOL
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There is ONE universal word that is used most often in most states and countries -- HUH?
 
It's meaning is very clear -- What the hell do you mean? Cheesy
 
this thread is great and hillarious. It's so interesting - some of the things we use in everyday speaking and the meanings behind them. I had a neighbor from South LA -- she "swiped" the floor while I "mopped" it.  
 
We had a meet and greet in FL and had attendants from Boston, NC, Texas, GA, Indiana and FL. There was a lot of "HUH's" (especially when Nancy C. was talking  Smiley ) going on that weekend.  
 
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« Reply #41 on: May 24th, 2008, 8:25pm »
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Some people call a brown paper bag a "poke".
 
Some people call a mule an "ass".
 
And some people call a poke in the ass a "goose".
 
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« Reply #42 on: May 25th, 2008, 8:29am »
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Primary school children here in Oz all carry rubbers and use them frequently, though in other countries I believe they are called erasers.
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They're called rubbers here too Bri!
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on May 25th, 2008, 8:40am, LeLimey wrote:
They're called rubbers here too Bri!

Which probably means you've seen as many raised American eyebrows as I have!  
 
I love the differences in languages and during 12 years as a bush-guide for foreign visitors almost crashed my 4WD more than once.  Truly, I know what an American lady means when she says roots for a particular football team, but that doesn't stop me from cracking up inside. Same when they want to tell me all about their fanny-packs.
 
Another time I was enticing a delightful young Svedish woman into a very, very cold waterfall and she said, "No, no. It vill freeze my balls off!"  Same girl later told me she was suffering from goose-bubbles and I've used the term ever since.
 
 
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In South Carolina we:
git de doe: answer the door, or open it which ever seems appropriate.
 
go to de stow:  we go to the store to buy stuff
 
good ole boy: drives pick-up throws empty beer cans in bed of truck
 
redneck: throws beer can out window
 
all y'all: all y'all
 
that dog cain't hunt: anything or person-including a dog- who cannot do squat-which means cannot do anything right.
 
I love languages.  Learnt French in high school.  Spoke it with a southern accent.  While in Paris, I had no trouble reading French, but danged if they didn't speak it funny.  I tried to correct a waiter, and he begged me to please stop butchering (I believe that's the word he used) his language-he spoke English.  It was a matter of pride on his part I believe.  
 
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« Reply #46 on: May 26th, 2008, 2:54am »
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on May 26th, 2008, 1:22am, kcopelin wrote:

You say
good ole boy: drives pick-up throws empty beer cans in bed of truck
We would say: Good old bloke drives a Ute & chucks empty beer cans in the back.
 
You say
redneck: throws beer can out window
We would say: Bloody nong (nong - silly person)
 
You say
all y'all: all y'all
We would say: Hey you mob
 
You say
that dog cain't hunt: anything or person-including a dog- who cannot do squat-which means cannot do anything right.
We would say:couldn't pull a greasy stick out of a dead dog's arse - totally incompetent.
 
 
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