cnfrancis wrote: . . . liquor store vs package store. by the way connecticut's packie as we used to call em close at 8 pm daily. what other state does that? we sell all our booze in one location. not some here and some there. in colorado they had 3.2 beer. that was horrible. 3.2 beer, 3.2 bars, it was crazy. is it still that way?
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I remember buying 3.2 beer in West Virginia 30 years ago, but I don't know what it's like now.
Massachusetts also had Packies, or Package Stores. Virginia still has ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) stores
The ABC stores sell hard liquor and Virgina wines; grocery stores and convenience stores sell beer and wine.
In Maryland, beer, wine, and hard liquor are all sold at liquor stores licenced by the county or city. They set their own hours as far as I know. Long ago you could not buy hard liquor on Sundays, but that's one of the Blue Laws that bit the dust early on.
i mean in new york and new jersey the word pisser is used. . . .
I heard that in Massachusetts in college, but now that you mention it, it was from a New Yorker . . . "'at's pisser!
" meaning something really good or really funny, etc..
and the phrase she's a piece of work is also common.
I've heard that phrase too, usually as "a real piece of work," meaning someone whose attitude, personality, ability to get things done, ideas, etc., leaves something to be desired.
we can forget about our accents, as they vary a whole lot more than even we know. i had no idea i had any accent. i knew new york did, i knew boston did, and chicago and down soouth, but when i moved to jersey i had no clue i had an accent, but everyone noticed it.
Where did you move from?
"Surely you are one of them. Even thy speech betrays thee!"
we can't be so critical of what other people do. mistakes in pronunciation, it's all our backgrounds and what we have heard growing up. sometimes we just do not realize it. things just replicate themselves.
as much as i feel like a country girl, love my country/western music, feel like sometimes i am more redneck than yankee, my word pronunciations and my dialect says otherwise
be proud of what you are. be proud of who you know. they may be different, and be tolerant. we are a melting pot after all.
Yeah, let's just make sure the melting pot doesn't boil over and all go to pot.