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by sluggo
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Insurance, fixin, ya'll, grinders, subs, liquor store vs.
Replies: 29
Views: 53859

I'm on a crusade to make the word "y'all" socially acceptable. It is all-inclusive, non-sexist, and therefore polically correct. (Although I've never personally worried about being PC!) So what do ya'll think about my idea? Isn't it socially acceptable already?? I say it belongs in the latitudes of...
by sluggo
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Has anyone out there ever heard of a 6 foot wedge?
Replies: 22
Views: 39426

All of wedge reminds me there is a parallel wedgethread started recently, wedged in with INsurance, the shore, package stores etc. So about this awedged sandwich- is it made any differently from the sub/hero/hoagie type? I keep thinking about the Subway chain and how some years ago they would cut a ...
by sluggo
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Insurance, fixin, ya'll, grinders, subs, liquor store vs.
Replies: 29
Views: 53859

-and inkpens too

This thread reminds me of another anomaly -I was always in awe of the word "inkpen" encountered in New Orleans and the Deep South. Where I grew up it's just a pen, period. What else would a pen run on, thought I, and chalked it up as another local redundancy along with "video movie" and "no, uh-uh"....
by sluggo
Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Insurance, fixin, ya'll, grinders, subs, liquor store vs.
Replies: 29
Views: 53859

Re: Insurance, fixin, ya'll, grinders, subs, liquor store vs

[quote="cnfrancis"]I'm from Connecticut originally. I've lived in Colorado (there you have sacks for groceries, not bags). You have tennies not sneakers, you have subs and heroes and I learned then from the New Yorkers there that some are wedges. I am used to grinders. Wedges?? What might these be? ...
by sluggo
Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Yank/Reb test: missing links and suggested addtitions
Replies: 22
Views: 53208

where you 'stay'

Here's another one I'm just reminded of: "Where do you stay?" meaning "where do you live?" -I've heard this in the South, not sure if it's considered more Black English as these lines are blurry in New Orleans. Begs the question of what phrase is used when one really does mean "where are you staying...
by sluggo
Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:18 pm
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

You've never heard of TP'ing a house? Have you been to High School yet? TP class. (btw wouldn't it be "TPing"?) no, it's called quite distinctly tp'ing* not Tping more like Teepeeing(*note the singular apostrophe taking the place of all those pesky vowels) Aha, then it should be T'P'ing! (yikes) or...
by sluggo
Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:52 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

#17 throwing toilet paper over a house --never seen it done and hence has no name at all ... All commentary invited! You've never heard of TP'ing a house? Have you been to High School yet? I seem to remember Biology, Math, History... but somehow must have missed the TP class. (btw wouldn't it be "T...
by sluggo
Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:36 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: The indefinite article before words beginning with «h»
Replies: 18
Views: 45257

Sluggo, re: the tagline, I used specific code to tell it what font size to use. I think I used [size=9]xxxxx[/size] in my tagline. -Tim Thanks for the arcane tip, Tim- I tried this but the code showed up all was still big; now I'm trying a cut-and-paste from this box to the profile machine, let's s...
by sluggo
Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: KIBOSH
Replies: 12
Views: 9736

We should note that this is all in fun; Nolajam and I have been bestest friends for years and no amount of improper enunciation is gonna kibosh that. Or even kibosh it. In fact she it was who brought this board to my attention via the Reb/Yank test. I think we have some other variants out there betw...
by sluggo
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Spelling
Topic: The indefinite article before words beginning with «h»
Replies: 18
Views: 45257

Brazilian dude wrote: Hahahahahaha.

Brazilian dude
Your alliterative laugh is laudable, BD! But is that a or an Hahahahahaha?

Does it depend on the stress/meter?

Totally off the point, how do y'all get your signatures in that smaller font??
by sluggo
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Warsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 150556

twos and fews

BD I gather your thrust is: the fewer said about this, the better... :roll:

To my ears the use of less with countables still sounds -well, careless. Maybe I just never liked Miller Lite.
by sluggo
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: The indefinite article before words beginning with «h»
Replies: 18
Views: 45257

Re: The indefinite article before words beginning with «h»

This is a vexed topic in English, Henri 4. Q&A The form "an heraldic" you mention is by no means unknown, though it is less common than the others, but that may just be because we have less cause to use the phrase than ones like "an hotel". Vexed topic indeed! For me, <biting lip> "an historic" is ...
by sluggo
Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: FNG speaks
Replies: 4
Views: 15859

Re: FNG speaks

Perry wrote:
Stargzer wrote:
hotshoe wrote: Welcome aboard, you old sea dog! As we say on the Bay, "Ketch, yawl, schooner or later".
So did that pun just sloop out?
Yike. Aye see the hatch has been opened to all manner of naughty-cal yachts and tittles... welcome aboard, mate!
by sluggo
Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Where You At?
Replies: 17
Views: 32612

Ptolemy (PEE-Tollemy) (no, really!) Busting a gut, what a good laugh. My hubby says that down from PeeTollemy is Copper-nick-us St (Copernicus). And, of course, I from near Houston and we have streets named Cheninvert and Bissonet and they are prounounced almost as they are spelled, Shin in Vert an...
by sluggo
Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: "to hospital" vs "to the hospital"
Replies: 24
Views: 42293

UK/US usage

For all we bemoan the homogenising effect of media, how much does it also open our ears to 'what else is out there'... a great many British expressions have come to these ears via the likes of The Beatles or Monty Python's Flying Circus, e.g. "left it too late" (in "I'm a Loser). Strange to think th...

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