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by sluggo
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Venella(vanilla) nightmere(nightmare)
Replies: 2
Views: 7856

Re: Venella(vanilla) nightmere(nightmare)

aashbaugh1 wrote:Does anyone else say venella instead of vanilla.... or nightmere instead of nightmare?
If I remember correctly, Ella says vanella (Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", 1956(?))
by sluggo
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Gunnin' for bear...
Replies: 6
Views: 10740

Re: Gunnin' for bear...

Also, when I was younger, I would "go over" to visit people -- as in "I'm gonna go over Kimmy's!" or "I'm gonna eat over Sara's!" And I've always wondered -- is it regional, or is it just lazy? :) Are you sure you don't add a t' to the phrase as in: "I'm gonna eat over t' Sara's!"??? mark Around Ph...
by sluggo
Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Soft Drinks: pop, soda, coke, et al
Replies: 84
Views: 242244

reintarnation My hubby, reading over my shoulder, wants to know if "reintarnation" is coming back as a redneck. :wink: I think it is more specific; i.e. coming back as someone from North Cacalacky, The ____heel State. :lol: [Tim, did I spell this correctly?] Aha! The second time I've heard tell of ...
by sluggo
Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Yank/Reb test: missing links and suggested addtitions
Replies: 22
Views: 53208

Re: Yank/Reb test: missing links and suggested addtitions

How about do you "make" someone's picture, or do you "take" someone's picture? Do you "take" someone somewhere, or do you "carry" them there? Making a picture and carrying someone someplace seem to be common in middle Tennesse/northern Alabama! My relations in south Mississippi also "make" your pic...
by sluggo
Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: THE Interstate?
Replies: 26
Views: 51857

roots and routes

This here turnpike talk tempts me to resume bemoaning the ongoing attack on the word "route". It definitely seems to me that we used to know how to say it but thanks I think in large part to NFL TV analysts, "rowt" (eww) seems to be spreading like cancer. I try to explain to the football fans: when ...
by sluggo
Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: THE Interstate?
Replies: 26
Views: 51857

Perry wrote:Another good reason to move to Asheville (IMHO).
I'm not sure how I did it but somehow I moved there without even considering this point...! Maybe we're all confused by the multiple route numbers.

There is, though, the interesting river name "French Broad" -named I assume after some French Broad?
by sluggo
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Insurance, fixin, ya'll, grinders, subs, liquor store vs.
Replies: 29
Views: 53859

Huia Iesou wrote:
sluggo wrote:*that's an apostrophe for the G, not the plural, just so's y'all know...
Apostrophes form plurals? That's a new one to me. :wink:
Sure! Don't you read the sign's on the street's of Murka?
by sluggo
Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: "Do What?"
Replies: 12
Views: 15548

Re: "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" ... when what they reall...
by sluggo
Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: KMark & WalMark
Replies: 19
Views: 30279

Re: KMark & WalMark

In Chattanooga, TN, there are a lot of people who use KMark instead of Kmart and Walmark instead of Walmart. This drives me nuts. Anyone else ever hear of such? :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: JJ In a related story, Fluffyans (Philadelphians), especially in the Northeast, put three syllables into the name of t...
by sluggo
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Insurance, fixin, ya'll, grinders, subs, liquor store vs.
Replies: 29
Views: 53859

I have to add that we in New York and Parts of New Jersey have a plural for you also, we say, 'youse" Ie How are youse guys doing? :) Peace, The Deacon In East Boston (Easta Bost) it's "all-a-yuz." I've seen it spelt both youse and the more phonetic yuz (when I first saw youse in print I thought it...
by sluggo
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: THE Interstate?
Replies: 26
Views: 51857

What really gets to me is using the local names of Interstates rather than their numeric designation when reporting traffic news. In Houston there is the Gulf Freeway, the Southwest Freeway, the Katy Freeway, the Loop, the Beltway, etc., which only have meaning if you live and work in Houston. An o...
by sluggo
Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Insurance, fixin, ya'll, grinders, subs, liquor store vs.
Replies: 29
Views: 53859

Firesignese You wouldn't happen to be referring to Firesign Theater, the all time awesome purveyors of Harvey Tirebiter and Nick Danger - Third Eye, would you? Annie, you're hip like a zip let's take a trip! Actually that would be George Tirebiter (Camden N-200R) -I know it so well since I was give...
by sluggo
Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: Group genitive (not sure of the name)
Replies: 16
Views: 31019

Davekent wrote:It's called a "Saxon Genitive." And it clearly does not work here. . .Mary's merriment, Mike's microhone, and Peter's peter are fine examples.
Ah, Dave....?

I'm lost.....
by sluggo
Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: What is it with PH & F?
Replies: 34
Views: 77645

Flam: I hear a puff after every [p] in English. There is no unaspirated [p] in English phonology. I believe this is technically untrue! It is true that there are no unaspirated "p's" when it is not part of a consonant cluster, but the aspiration disappears when "p" is the second member of a consona...
by sluggo
Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Insurance, fixin, ya'll, grinders, subs, liquor store vs.
Replies: 29
Views: 53859

. . . Pass the word and raze the ammunition! Say wha'? Quick definitions (raze) verb: tear down so as to make flat with the ground, etc etc <snip> Ah, yeah, it was a joke. The usual phrase is "praise the lord and pass the ammunition" (or in Firesignese, the other way 'round). How 'bout "pass the wo...

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