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Old 08-13-21, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
We've now established that the term did not cross an international border. Anyone from Wisconsin, Iowa, or the Dakotas want to weigh in? What did you call it?.
I have no recollection of hearing it in western North Dakota. I don't even remember anyone giving anyone else a ride, but it was a small town of 200 so walking was a quick option. :-)
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Double Ride for me in Ontario Canada. Regional colloquialisms it seems.
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Old 08-13-21, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by blakcloud
Double Ride for me in Ontario Canada. Regional colloquialisms it seems.

Seems like a good place to start collecting them. I see local kids in NH doing this and it just occurred to me I have no idea what they call it. Kinda think they'd get weirded out if this old man came up to them and asked.
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Old 08-13-21, 12:48 PM
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It's kind of interesting to see these regional and even local language differences.

I recently learned that in the southern states people call it "jumping off" when you start someone's car with jumper cables. Where I'm from, we just call it a jump start.

Linguists take interest in this kind of thing. Someone once did a very careful study of the many terms used to describe a narrow channel of flowing water (creek, stream, brook, lick, etc.) in the eastern U.S. They were able to map the distribution in detail, and could identify with great accuracy where you came from according which term(s) you were familiar with. I'm not sure what the value of this was, but it's fun.
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I have heard of 'double on the crossbar' which was (of course) sitting on the handlebars as the second rider. Ran around mostly with a strictly BMX gang, so having wide axles or extenders was pretty rare among the group due to the injury it would cause in crashes. Never heard of 'give a buck' outside a relation to money.

Most of the time it was 'give me a lift' or 'ride me to town' or similar.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
We've now established that the term did not cross an international border. Anyone from Wisconsin, Iowa, or the Dakotas want to weigh in? What did you call it?

Fun fact--Minnesota actually shares a border with Michigan. It's in Lake Superior.
I've lived in WI my entire life and I've never heard the term until reading this thread.

Then again MN has always been weird Way back in college I first heard of MN's Duck Duck Grey Duck instead of Duck Duck Goose and we (mix of WI & MN friends) still like to debate that one to this day.
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Old 08-13-21, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rumstove
I've lived in WI my entire life and I've never heard the term until reading this thread.

Then again MN has always been weird Way back in college I first heard of MN's Duck Duck Grey Duck instead of Duck Duck Goose and we (mix of WI & MN friends) still like to debate that one to this day.
Did you have a word for this when you were a kid?
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
"Dink" had a very different meaning in Minnesota when I was a kid in the 1960s. Definitely meant "penis".
Same in Vermont in the 1970s.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Did you have a word for this when you were a kid?
I don't remember a specific phrase. Usually ask to "hop on" or "jump on" was what we said. This was in mid to late '80s and we usually rode on foot pegs.
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Old 08-14-21, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Yup, it was a "buck" for me, too, growing up in St Paul in the 80s/90s. It would be interesting to see the etymology and to know how regional it is.
"Give me a buck" for me, too, growing up in Mankato, MN in the 60's and 70's.
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"trail"

"Can you give me a trail to school?
"Come on, I'll give you a trail to the store"
Occasionally the rear passenger would be hanging on for dear life to the Radio Flyer loaded with pop bottles for redemption at the store.
This was early 60's Indianapolis.
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Old 08-16-21, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB
"Can you give me a trail to school?
"Come on, I'll give you a trail to the store"
Occasionally the rear passenger would be hanging on for dear life to the Radio Flyer loaded with pop bottles for redemption at the store.
This was early 60's Indianapolis.

I never heard that one.

You mentioned "pop bottles". Did Indianapolis people also say "give me a pop" when they wanted a soda?
I had to retrain myself not to use the word pop that way when I left Minnesota.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
I never heard that one.

You mentioned "pop bottles". Did Indianapolis people also say "give me a pop" when they wanted a soda?
I had to retrain myself not to use the word pop that way when I left Minnesota.
Yeah, pop or just Coke. A soda was something you got at the soda fountain at the drug store with ice cream or whatever in it. Something I rarely had money for. Frozen treats by the way were either frozen Koolaid that Mom made or popsicles distributed around the neighborhood by the man on the worksman tricycle with the dry ice box on it. Probably a nickel or dime.
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In the mid '60's, a kid moved to my New Jersey town from White Bear Lake, MN, I think. Nice guy, had hockey skates (we didn't) and could skate rings around us. We got to be good friends. One day he said "Buck me down to the show house". We had no idea what he was talking about.
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Here in Chicago it was "Give me your bike...or else!"
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Originally Posted by 2ering
Here in Chicago it was "Give me your bike...or else!"
+1 for growing up in Chicago. To the best of my recollection, we said "Give me a ride" or "Ride me."
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I grew up in Wisconsin and Give a Buck was used.
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Originally Posted by fredlord
Wow. I remember more from 1974 than I do from last week for sure.

In Sydney you'd say "give us a double" or "give us a dink".
yes, the process was known as dinking in at least melb and Sydney up to at least the.80s. Most common was for the dinked person to sit side saddle on the cross bar, making it very easy to get on or off, typically they would jump on after the cyclist got moving, very hard from a standing start on the one speed bicycle of the times.

canít remember the last time I saw anyone doing it, possibly the helmet laws put it much out of favour( person requiring dinking unlikely to be carrying a helmet), as although dinking was always illegal, it didnít have the same penalty as not wearing a helmet does today.
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I remember myself and lots of kids doing tha. But I don't recall ANY name for it (in Topeka, KS).
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Same in Texas
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A Minnesota Buck Can Change Your Life

A week before Christmas 1966, I met a pretty girl at a party in frozen Duluth Minnesota. She needed a ride home and I was the only one there still vertical. Barely. She was a bit startled when, instead of opening a car door, I pulled my AMF branded Hercules 3 speed out of a snowbank. I folded up my serape, (this was the '60s after all) and put it on the "Genuine PresSteel" rack for a seat. As we rode I got to thinking that she seemed like a pretty good sport and I should get to know her better.

About that time she says "Turn left here." For those not familiar with Duluth, it's built on a long, steep hillside at the tip of Lake Superior. Half the streets are fairly level, the crossing streets are anything but. Needless to say we walked the rest of the way.

Since then we've worn out three touring motorcycles and seven tandems. Now in our mid 70s, we still ride together & one of our 4 Great-Grandsons is 19 y/o.

Not many bikes back then had rear racks. So a "Buck" was usually on the top tube, or sturdy steel rear fender (AKA mudguard).
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Originally Posted by 1joel1
I grew up in Wisconsin and Give a Buck was used.
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Where in Wisconsin?
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Originally Posted by MnHPVA Guy
A week before Christmas 1966, I met a pretty girl at a party in frozen Duluth Minnesota. She needed a ride home and I was the only one there still vertical. Barely. She was a bit startled when, instead of opening a car door, I pulled my AMF branded Hercules 3 speed out of a snowbank. I folded up my serape, (this was the '60s after all) and put it on the "Genuine PresSteel" rack for a seat. As we rode I got to thinking that she seemed like a pretty good sport and I should get to know her better.

About that time she says "Turn left here." For those not familiar with Duluth, it's built on a long, steep hillside at the tip of Lake Superior. Half the streets are fairly level, the crossing streets are anything but. Needless to say we walked the rest of the way.

Since then we've worn out three touring motorcycles and seven tandems. Now in our mid 70s, we still ride together & one of our 4 Great-Grandsons is 19 y/o.

Not many bikes back then had rear racks. So a "Buck" was usually on the top tube, or sturdy steel rear fender (AKA mudguard).
Mark Stonich Minneapolis MN

Now that's how you steal a thread! No one's topping that story.

I loved going to Duluth as a kid, I was fascinated by the ships and the train museum.
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