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by AHalfmann
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Nylons vs. Panty Hose
Replies: 8
Views: 13099

Stockings, of course. I've heard of stockings. But not lately.
by AHalfmann
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Nylons vs. Panty Hose
Replies: 8
Views: 13099

Nylons vs. Panty Hose

I was born in the mid 60's in NE Texas and have lived what I've thought to be a pretty well-rounded life. I had never heard anyone my age refer to panty hose (or just plain "hose" for short) as nylons until a neighbor close to my age, who moved to Texas from CT, came over and asked me to point her t...
by AHalfmann
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: KMark & WalMark
Replies: 19
Views: 29733

WalMarts

My mama, who has a MA from an accredited Southern university, refers to WalMart, in her proper NE Texas twang, as WalMarts. And she makes it close to a three-syllable word. I've corrected this woman a few times, then just gave up. Now, I think it's a hoot. And my kids - her grandkids - just roll whe...
by AHalfmann
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Warsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 143630

Warsh

I grew up with a third generation East Texan who to this day says warsh. No one else our age did at all. The only time I have ever heard anyone else say "warsh" is in that Loretta Lynn little ditty: "Here in Topeka, the screen door's a'bangin. The coffee's boilin' over and the WARSH needs a hangin. ...
by AHalfmann
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Po-boys
Replies: 13
Views: 25114

Po boys

The po' boy got it's name from being a South Louisiana's poor man's dinner, made of crusty french bread and left overs - from fried potatoes to roast beef with drippings to fried oysters... and crawfish and shrimp. I understand that it is the oyster version that has such romantic ties --- it is said...
by AHalfmann
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Soft Drinks: pop, soda, coke, et al
Replies: 84
Views: 240457

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I am orginally from Northeast Texas where we referred to all soft drinks as "cokes." We still do here in West Central Texas even though it really is Dr. Pepper country.

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