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post #31 of 51
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Originally Posted by AScat
Being from the deep south, I learned a lot of things that I didnt know were slang until I moved further north 3 years ago. The biggest shock to me was the term "hose pipe". All my life, that is what I called a garden hose. When I first moved here, people laughed at me histerically when I talked about washing my car with the hose pipe. I couldn't believe they didn't know what I was talking about. It had me so puzzled that I told them, I guarantee you can go to Home Depot and find a "Hose Pipe".......but I was wrong. All of the packages said "Garden Hose". I seriously thought I was right.
That's funny! What part of the deep south are you from?

II'm from SE Louisiana & I wash my car with a hose pipe too! I'm also Cajun & live in a Cajun community so besides southern slang, a lot of our slang words or terms are Cajun French.

We have an ice box instead of a refrigerator
female underwear is a "step-pin"
male underwear is a "conseon" (sp?)
embarrassed is "hont"
really embarrassed "cood hont"
stupid is "bet"
someone too stupid to get out of the sun is a "bet de sol'"
post #32 of 51
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Originally Posted by clixpix
I lived in Wisconsin from junior high through college, then moved to Chicago. You want people to look at you like you've got two heads, and snicker at you? Call a water/drinking fountain a "bubbler".

Swear to God, that's what it's called in Wisconsin. I've never heard it anwhere else. Also big up there right now (at least amongst my nieces and nephews and their friends) is "Snap!", which you say when something is funny or cool or good.

BTW: The "redneck guy" you're talking about is Jeff Foxworthy

This great stuff. I've always heard that people think it's wierd to call the water fountain a Bubbler. heh..That's just what it is...

"Go get a drink from that bubbler if your so thirsty". lol! Isnt that what it is??
There was a bubbler next to my locker in high school. lol.

Anyhow, My phrases are:

Freakin awesome!! For either something really cool, or something really crappy.

Awesome-O For something that happened that was good
post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by cagnes
What part of the deep south are you from?
I'm from Alabama
post #34 of 51
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256
How about "Dont look a gift horse in the mouth".... Means be greatful for what ya got...dont know if it's only used in the south though...
I've heard "Dont KICK a gift horse in the mouth"
post #35 of 51
well ive got a freind and his favortie says are for a me is either pet or love and he lives in yorksire UK and far as i know it means a female freind
post #36 of 51
I say "yeah i kno right" all the time. it started i wa making fun of someone and it stuck.

We say cuz a lot, (friend, you,)

my mom says okie dokey smokey (okay)

my dad says oh-ba welba (oh well)

coke is everything except water.

sweetea is the drink sweet tea we dont seperate the words

the county refers to harris county (where did you go to school? i went to school in out in the county , only one high school)
post #37 of 51
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
"What are ya at?" It's an east coast term..(Newfoundland in particular) it's kind of like "how is it going?"
WOW! I used to know these guys from Ontario who used that all the time and I just thought it was "their" thing...So, I started using it... They say it with extreme emphasis though stressing the "at".. kind of like "Wassup".
now, I know it wasn't just them!
post #38 of 51
Wicked awsome. - absolutely amazing
A-ight - short for all right
My bad - i'm sorry or i did it.
Fuhgedabowtit - yeah, thats really used even tho i spelled it wrong. it means don't worry about it, or no problem
Buzzed - taken for a fool or ripped off as in Oh Man, that guy just got buzzed!
Slammed - too busy to even think about leaving your desk.
post #39 of 51
Rat ******* - call somone, or somthing when your POed
Like a hurd of turtles - sarcastic when your trying to hurry

I'm sure I know more but I don't realise it's sland until someone points it out to me.
post #40 of 51
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Originally Posted by amitya
down here in Mississippi-- Yall ( you all for the northerners) is a normal everyday word too. we dont say POP ( like a soda pop) heck we dont even say soda-- everything is a COKE down here. It doesnt matter if its coke or pepsi its a coke. New Orleans is Nawlins to us southern folk. yonder is another one-- like something's down yonder way. ( that means its down the road a bit) chillen -- no not what you are thinking -- alot of older folk use chillen to mean children. Git them chillen out that there mater patch. ( get those children out of the tomato garden). Theres a ton more i just cant think of right now considering my chillen are hollering at me to get off my computer. If i think of more ill post again.
Just a normal day in the South.
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Originally Posted by cagnes
II'm from SE Louisiana & I wash my car with a hose pipe too! I'm also Cajun & live in a Cajun community so besides southern slang, a lot of our slang words or terms are Cajun French.

We have an ice box instead of a refrigerator
female underwear is a "step-pin"
male underwear is a "conseon" (sp?)
embarrassed is "hont"
really embarrassed "cood hont"
stupid is "bet"
someone too stupid to get out of the sun is a "bet de sol'"
i can't believe my fellow southerners forgot "fixin' to" [getting ready to do something]! also, my mom's from southwest louisiana & we use "bookoos" [when i was little, this is how i thought it was spelled ] meaning a lot of [slang version of "beaucoup"]
post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by lilleah878
This great stuff. I've always heard that people think it's wierd to call the water fountain a Bubbler. heh..That's just what it is...

"Go get a drink from that bubbler if your so thirsty". lol! Isnt that what it is??
There was a bubbler next to my locker in high school. lol.
Yeah, don't venture out of Wisconsin talking like that...they'll peg you for a cheesehead quick as that! When I was in high school, they used to "set you on the bubbler" to be mean. They would literally pick you up, turn on the bubbler, and hold your butt in the stream of water.

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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Here in Southeastern Massachusetts, we called it a bubbler too!
Wow, that's the first time I've ever heard it used in another area!
post #42 of 51
ok well i live in philadelphia pa we even have a site to our slang or how we pronunce things heres the list

Aaeg - Egg

Addi-tood - Attitude

Aeneeding - Anything

A-ite - Alright

A-ready - Already

Ac-a-me - Acme Market

Alrighty - Stop it already with alrighty! The word doesn’t exist.

Arn or Eye-urn or Eyern - Clothes Iron.

Aster-ick - Asterisk

Ath-a-lete - Athlete

Ats All, Dat’s All - That’s all

Bat-tree - Battery

Baff-room - Bathroom

Beggles - (Submitted by Sarah, 10/02))

Bee-yood-ee-ful - Beautiful

Big Ma-hoff - An ostentatious person; a big shot

Birff-day - Birthday

Bref-fist - Breakfast

Casina - Casino

Caus - Because

Colbin - Sewer

Coont - Couldn't

Cooughee - Coffee

Con-fra-bill - Comfortable

Con-ter-versy - Contraversy

Crown - Crayon

Cump-nee - Company

Dahnashure - At the beach as in Lannick Ciddy, OhCee, Whilewould and the
like. The alternative is upamount'ns to the poke-noes

Def-lee - Definitely

Dis, Dat, Dey, Dees, Doze, Dem, Dough - This, That, They, These,
Those, Them, Though

Dint - Didn't

Do-in - Doing, as in "Hal ya doin?"

Draff - Draft

Draw - Drawer

E - He

Earl - Oil

Figger - Figure

Fluffia - Philadelphia

Fridge, Ice Box - Refrigerator

Fuss-trated - Frustrated

Ga head, Gaw head - Go Ahead

Goff-forbid - God forbid

Gun-all - Canoli (the delectable Italian pastry)

Haff - Have

Hal? - How?

Hunnert - Hundred

I-dear - Idea

Iggles - Eagles

Ice-ning - Icing

Ir-regardless - Regardless

Jeet? - Did you eat? No, Jew?- No, did you?

Kel-ler - Color

Lannick Ciddy or Lantic Ciddy - Atlantic City

Laasch, Las - Last

Leck-tric - Electric

Leven - Eleven

Lie-berry - Library

Lot-tree - Lottery

Meer-oe - Mirror

My-en - Mine

MayazWell - May as well

Newsey - Nosey

Nuthin, Nuttin - Nothing

Offen - Often

Ollars - Dollars

Paa-ler - Parlor or living room

Pay-mint - Pavement

Pea-nits - Peanuts

Petique - Petite

Pix-ture, Pitcher - Picture

Pock-a-book - Purse

Plug - Fire Hydrant, specifically when used for first or third base in streetball or a boundryline. Limited neighborhood use, possibly south philly.

Prob-lee - Probably

Rawn - Ruin

Re-dic-liss - Ridiculous

Reg-a-ler - Regular

San-wich, Sang-wich - Sandwich

Sim-u-lar - Similar

Soar, Sol - Saw

Sparra-grass - Asparagus

Taawk - Talk

Tal - Towel

Took-en - Taken

Tree - Three

U-mid - Humid

U-min - Human

Ward-er or Whadder or Wooder - Water, H20 (Thanks Brooke for Wooder)

Whaddya? - What do you?

Which-a-ma-callit - The name of a person, place or thing that Alzheimer’s has removed from your memory bank

Whoodaya? - Who do you?

Winda, Win-dill - Window

Wit - With

Wit-out - Without

Woont - Wouldn't

Yesta-day - Yesterday

Youse, Yziz - You (plural)

well what can i say i love this city!!!
post #43 of 51
The main one that comes to mind is "Twang"-for when you see something corny or stupid. Like a really stupid commercial. The force used while saying it depends on the actual stupidity of what you're reacting to.
Another version of that is a "Twangalang"-a flaky person. Or if someone is "twanging out" they are acting supid..Like this girl that worked in the office, she was a real twangalang(weird). She had a bad record for drugs & criminal behavior, we were wondering how long it would take her to start twanging out on drugs again.
We have a certain family word called "Chocatly" Prounounced sort of like chocolatey, but different..it describes a certain type of sound, & is very hard to describe. For example, the crinkling of wrapping on a certain package, or the way hard shoes can sound when walking across a hard floor. But only in certain ways. Strangely enough, all of us sisters know what sounds qualify as "chocatly"-nobody else understands what the heck we are talking about.
Sorry if I sound like such a twangalang!
post #44 of 51
I thought about the "fixin" from the hearing it in the south too.
Being from Wisconsin I don't remember where the bubbler thing came from.
Lots of people will tack the phrase "and so" onto their conversations.
The best is from the UP of Michigan (lots of Finnish ancestry) up there.
Many people will end a conversation with "thanks "a"" (not sure how to spell it).
Can't think of any others off the top of my head!!
post #45 of 51
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Originally Posted by cagnes
That's funny! What part of the deep south are you from?

II'm from SE Louisiana & I wash my car with a hose pipe too! I'm also Cajun & live in a Cajun community so besides southern slang, a lot of our slang words or terms are Cajun French.

We have an ice box instead of a refrigerator
female underwear is a "step-pin"
male underwear is a "conseon" (sp?)
embarrassed is "hont"
really embarrassed "cood hont"
stupid is "bet"
someone too stupid to get out of the sun is a "bet de sol'"
HAHAH!! I had my mamie, and she taught me all manner of things, and I guarantee I was all'es bein called out! "bete" if you're a girl though.

also, here isn't "here" it's Hyuh!
post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by cagnes
That's funny! What part of the deep south are you from?

II'm from SE Louisiana & I wash my car with a hose pipe too! I'm also Cajun & live in a Cajun community so besides southern slang, a lot of our slang words or terms are Cajun French.

We have an ice box instead of a refrigerator
female underwear is a "step-pin"
male underwear is a "conseon" (sp?)
embarrassed is "hont"
really embarrassed "cood hont"
stupid is "bet"
someone too stupid to get out of the sun is a "bet de sol'"
Oh it looks sad to see the beautiful french language so messed up like that!
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Oh it looks sad to see the beautiful french language so messed up like that!
Well, it may look sad because I don't know how to write(spell) French. There is definately nothing sad about Cajun French! No, it's not the beautiful formal French language, it's a version of french that has evolved over time & isolation.

I am very proud of my cajun heratige! My ancestors were French settlers who migrated to eastern canada ( Nova Scotia) in the 1600's, know as Acadians. From 1755 to 1762 they were exiled by the British & forced to leave their homes & settled in Louisiana. Our Cajun French language is Acadian French with influences of the Houmas Indians, Creoles & the Spanish who were also living in the area at the time.

What IS sad is that it's a dying language. My great grandmother who passed away at 99, spoke only French. My grandmother speaks mostly French, but can also speak English fluently. My mom speaks mainly English & only speaks French when she's around older people & her mother. When my parents started school they were punished for speaking French in school. I was raised with English but I can understand French by listening my parents & grandparents speak it.... when they didn't want us to know what they were saying they spoke French... lol. Unfortunately I can't speak it fluently. Now, my 2 son's neither speak or understand French... they know a few words here & there.
post #48 of 51
Well....I live in Ohio and and in a small town. I was from Cleveland, Originally. So, one day, I was talking with my Sister who still lives there and in speaking, said; "Yeah, and I was hunkered down for blah, blah blah...."
She stopped me in my tracks and said, "HUNKERED???!!!!!"
post #49 of 51
Some more Philly-isms:
In the summer, people go "Down the Shore" to "Jersey".
If you're headed somewhere and want to know if your friend will accompnay you, you ask, "Are you comin' with?"

Others I have heard growing up in NJ:

Don't get your panties in a knot : don't get upset
Whatever floats your boat: whatever pleases you
"The City" was always New York City
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by cagnes
Well, it may look sad because I don't know how to write(spell) French. There is definately nothing sad about Cajun French! No, it's not the beautiful formal French language, it's a version of french that has evolved over time & isolation.

I am very proud of my cajun heratige! My ancestors were French settlers who migrated to eastern canada ( Nova Scotia) in the 1600's, know as Acadians. From 1755 to 1762 they were exiled by the British & forced to leave their homes & settled in Louisiana. Our Cajun French language is Acadian French with influences of the Houmas Indians, Creoles & the Spanish who were also living in the area at the time.

What IS sad is that it's a dying language. My great grandmother who passed away at 99, spoke only French. My grandmother speaks mostly French, but can also speak English fluently. My mom speaks mainly English & only speaks French when she's around older people & her mother. When my parents started school they were punished for speaking French in school. I was raised with English but I can understand French by listening my parents & grandparents speak it.... when they didn't want us to know what they were saying they spoke French... lol. Unfortunately I can't speak it fluently. Now, my 2 son's neither speak or understand French... they know a few words here & there.
Oh so phew it's just your spelling, so by bet you mean bête? Lol
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Oh so phew it's just your spelling, so by bet you mean bête? Lol
Yes, I guess so. I have no idea how to spell French, so I just wrote it out the way we pronounce it. But some of our words are different from formal French & some of the words are similar but pronounced differently.

If someone's bad French spelling is enough to make you sad, then you must be a petty sad little girl .... cheer up!
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