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by Lee
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: "Do What?"
Replies: 12
Views: 13874

Re: "Do What?"

. . . Another pet peeve is when people say "I could care less" ... when what they really mean is " I could not care less". I am eager to hear your comments. Lee They could care less if they cared enough to put in the effort to do so . . . 8) Well .... okay then .... :cry: Lee
by Lee
Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: The House vs. Home
Replies: 3
Views: 10507

The House vs. Home

This one has always intrigued me: My Tennessee family members (and others) almost never use the word "home" ... they prefer "the house"; as in "I'm fixin to go to the house" ... instead of "I'm fixin to go home". What is even more interesting is that this is m...
by Lee
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: "Do What?"
Replies: 12
Views: 13874

"Do What?"

In Texas (and most of the South) I hear people ask: "do what?" when they wish someone to repeat what was just said (regardless of whether they think they were ask to " do something or not)... is this common elsewhere? Another pet peeve is when people say "I could care less" ...
by Lee
Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: some more words to consider for the test
Replies: 36
Views: 55990

Dinner/Supper

Where I grew up on a farm (in West Tennessee), it was Breakfast, Dinner, Supper. I have since lived most of my life in south Texas, upstate NY, and now in north-central Texas where it was/is typically Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. I believe that, in some parts of the world, there are sometimes four meal...
by Lee
Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Oblong
Replies: 1
Views: 1664

Oblong

Good Word Suggestion: Oblong

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