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Are we speaking the same language?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    This is pretty cool.
    22 maps showing how regional dialects effect the pronunciation of words and what we call certain items.


    (Hope this isn't a d_b)
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    When I was younger and thirsty, I used to choose between pop and a bubbler. But now I don't live there anymore so I just grab a merlot.
  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I had never heard a water fountain called a bubbler until one of my friends, who's from Wisconsin, said it once when we were talking on the phone. I asked her what she meant, and she said it was northerners word for water fountain.
  4. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    When I was living in NYC, even the ground outdoors was referred to as "the floor". To me the floor was indoors.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This one is tremendous: What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? From Louisiana through North Carolina, they say "the devil is beating his wife."

  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    I'm a Yooper. We don't speak right...we know it and we love it.
  7. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    When I started dating a New Jersey girl in the early 2000s she asked me if I wanted to go get on line. I was like, "What do you mean? You want to go to an Internet cafe or something?"

    "No, get on line for movie tickets."

    "Oh, you mean in line."
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    What does Bubbler call a bubbler?
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    They left off "with a dishpan."

    Every one of those maps proves again that Mizzou has no business being in the SEC.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    This all is fascinating. In most parts of the country, the perfect woman is a 10. But the people of sj must be from a part of the country where the perfect woman is a 6.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  12. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    pronounce caribbean is another one...
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