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    Favorite Regional Word?

    Inspired by Serendippers quest to know his fellow Fooies better, do ya'll have a favorite regional word.

    In Texas, we say "fixin" to mean getting ready to, as in, "I am fixin to go to the store", or "I am fixin to kick your @$$".

    So Foovites, let's hear some of your favorite regional words.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Fixin is plumb boss, I tell you what. You know what I take high cotton for? Foam'n As in "that boy is fixin to get knee-walk'n, football bat, foaming drunk.
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    In Philadelphia, it has to be "y'uns", but I don't live in Philly. There isn't really a word that pops to mind for Harrisburg, but there is one grammatic habit that never fails to make the blood boil. People here think it is perfectly acceptable to say "my car needs fixed" or "my bike needs cleaned", instead of saying "my car needs to be fixed" or "my bike needs to be cleaned". Miraculously, I've yet to commit a felony in response to such blatant butchery of the mother tongue, but if I were a betting man, I wouldn't put any greenbacks down on my keeping a clean slate forever. A couple weeks ago, I heard my own daughter lapse, and I gave her a merciless verbal reprimand.

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    Mine is "going with". As in: "You're going to the store. Is anyone going with?", Instead of Is anyone going with YOU?

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    Again, being raised in a black neighborhood, our word was "finna" an alternative of "fixin".

    Upon leaving after visiting someone, we would say "I finna go". Now it had evolved to "Ima"'. So now it would be "Ima go".

    Of course we don't talk like that all of the time. It mysteriously shows up only when I visit the ol' 'hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Again, being raised in a black neighborhood, our word was "finna" an alternative of "fixin".

    Upon leaving after visiting someone, we would say "I finna go". Now it had evolved to "Ima"'. So now it would be "Ima go".

    Of course we don't talk like that all of the time. It mysteriously shows up only when I visit the ol' 'hood.
    Ever come across the use of "liela". As in, Q:"you going to the store>?" A: "I liela"
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    Fixin is plumb boss, I tell you what. You know what I take high cotton for? Foam'n As in "that boy is fixin to get knee-walk'n, football bat, foaming drunk.
    Football bat is the only part i don't understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Having had to read it twice, my thoughts are... You'd have to be pretty drunk to take a bat to play football.

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    Instead of saying how's it going, I say howsit? not sure why. I also say bro and bra, basically the same word.

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    What kinda hillbilly joints are yooz from that you can't speak English right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Instead of saying how's it going, I say howsit? not sure why. I also say bro and bra, basically the same word.

    ummm Pheard? I don't know how many women would put a bro on their chest.


    Oh man. I just realized I call you my bro. oh gross. ew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    ummm Pheard? I don't know how many women would put a bro on their chest.


    Oh man. I just realized I call you my bro. oh gross. ew.
    Give me a call if you want help with reading comprehension.

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    I'm bringing "wicked" to Buffalo. And stellar. Sometimes tubular. But then I feel like a ninja turtle.
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    from Wisconsin

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    Down South I like hearing about all the Red light still don't know why so many were green when I got to them.

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    no, "fixin" is what you put on a hot dog, hamburger, or use for sides with an entree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    In Philadelphia, it has to be "y'uns", but I don't live in Philly.
    Ahem. Yunz is a Pittsburgh word.

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    I'm going to have to go with 'slippy' for Pittsburgh, mostly because I went through a great deal of education before I learned it wasn't a word.

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    I am often amused when I here people from certain neighborhoods Detroit say "ax" instead of "asked". Or "why come" instead of "how come". In the UP, they say things to the extent of "we Uper's don't use da best grammer ya know" which I find equally entertaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Mine is "going with". As in: "You're going to the store. Is anyone going with?", Instead of Is anyone going with YOU?
    Damn, I hate that! Is it really THAT hard to say the "you" on the end of there???

    Quote Originally Posted by Eboo
    I'm bringing "wicked" to Buffalo
    I think "wicked" is a Maine term, or New England... everything up here is "wicked good", "wicked bad" or just "wicked" (could mean either). Ever since I was little - and that was quite a while ago - wicked was something you heard up in Maine but if you went elsewhere and said it you got some really strange looks.

    Also, the ever popular, Ayuh. Can be agreement, can be acknowledgement, can be I understand, can be I sympathize. Ayuh... a multi-funtional word.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
    Ahem. Yunz is a Pittsburgh word.
    At right, in Philly, it's youse

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    Here in Chico, and I guess many of the other agricultural areas of Northern California, they grow what they call "ahh-monds". The farmers feel they have a right to call them this, even though the rest of the english speaking world calls them almonds, because they grow the majority of the world's crop here. I find this strange. When asked why (and even if you don't ask why ), they will tell you it's because you have to shake the 'ell out of 'em to get them out of the trees.

    I like the use of the word "swank" for something one thinks is above par. I believe "hella" came from Nor Cal, as in "hella cool". Also, we have the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company here, and we call Pale Ale "Paleys".

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    Some words/phrases used around here that might be furrin to some.


    Pickup = truck

    Pop= soda

    In college: Got a jag on = drunk.

    Treed= hooked up.

    Stubble = cut wheat, milo or corn field.

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    I'm going to have to go with "Aight"......short for "All Right?".

    I don't really use it much myself, but hear it often enough.
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    I like "wicked" and "heinous", as I hear many Yankees saying, and I use "fixin' to" and "over yonder" as well. I have also sung Alabama songs karaoke whilst drunk.

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