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Old 06-05-13, 10:09 PM
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Anyone else know what, The Devil beating his wife, means?

I call them crawdads, btw.
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Old 06-05-13, 11:15 PM
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Crawdads.
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Old 06-06-13, 04:08 AM
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Crayfish in the Vancouver area.



but that is Canadian engrish.
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I don't know how the data was collected, but only 3 or 4 of those were correct for my area of Southwest Virginia. Lawyer, y'all, and pajamas, maybe one more. Most everything else, I find pronounced a different way, in this area.
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I call them food.
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In the area wherein they are consumed voraciously, crawfish, also mudbugs.
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Crayfish, and I'm with MV.
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
I call them food.
Or bait. I've call them crayfish but I'm from MD with yankee roots. Here in Colorado I hear them called crawdads more often then not which disagrees with the map.
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Old 06-06-13, 06:57 AM
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I grew up calling them crawdads and crawfish.

Rain and sun at the same time is the Devil beating his wife.
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Rain and sun at the same time is the Devil beating his wife.
I grew up with sunshowers, but I prefer the term the "Foxes Wedding" from Japanese culture.
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Old 06-06-13, 07:59 AM
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They didn't ask about the term "You". Around here it's pronounced "e-you".
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crawdads, crawdaddies or crawfish, also mudbugs.

I had to look up Devil beating his wife. My grandmother always said God was happy when it rained and was sunny at the same time.
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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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I was shocked to see that most of the rest of the country pronounces it "bin". Pronunciation of "root" and "milk" were big discussions when I was growing up.
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One that always made me chuckle was some Midwesterners that pronounced "flag" and "bag" as FLAYg and BAYg. Also that western PA thing of saying that something "needs fixed" instead of "needs to be fixed". But then my mom grew up on LI so the whole family pronounces "water" as WUDDer. One of my British friends said "you realize that word has a 't' in it, right?" Naturally he fails to pronounce the "r"...

Clearly a different language. We're heading towards Babel, and all we can do is document it.
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Wash....pronounced as worsh....wtf?! (midwesterners)
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Oh, and they're crawdads. Unless they're big and/or being served to you at a restaurant. Then they're crawfish.
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Ahmo. Can anyone use that in a sentence for me?
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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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Ahmo down to de rivvah an' git me some crawfish.
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I had a teacher who used to make fun of me for using the phrase, "a whole 'nother"
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What is really surprising is how standard U.S. English is.

Back in the late 70s I went on tour to England and Wales. In South Wales we were on a bus going to the Bead and Breakfast where we were staying and there were 2 Welshmen in front of us talking. I took me 5 minutes to realize they were speaking English, not some Gallic dialect.
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Is both = (bothe) or (bolth)
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Is both = (bothe) or (bolth)
Around here it is like walk--the "L" is pronounced.
Poor and pour have distinctly different pronunciations too.
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Is both = (bothe) or (bolth)
beau th
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Ahmo. Can anyone use that in a sentence for me?
Ahmo git me a pot o crawdads.
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Ahmo git me a pot o crawdads.
Winner! Okay, now you toss out a word.
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