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by sluggo
Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: How do you say "cash"
Replies: 3
Views: 6685

Re: How do you say "cash"

Everyone always laughs at me for the way "cash," "bash," and "trash." Does anyone know what part of the country pronounces it with a slightly shortened long A sound?
That more frontal A (close to 'eh') I seem to hear around Chicago and GreatLakes.
by sluggo
Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Question 13...
Replies: 6
Views: 9224

Re: Question 13...

The Old Road (The one replaced by the Interstate!)

As I understood it the question refers to a small local 2-lane road that runs along a bigger highway (not necessarily an Interstate) for a short run, and not the old U.S. highway that the Interstate replaces...
by sluggo
Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Question 13...
Replies: 6
Views: 9224

frontage roads?

I too could not answer this question because where I grew up in PA/NJ there was no such thing. I saw such roads for the first time only in the Deep South (Mississippi) where they are called "frontage roads" and in New Orleans where they are "service roads". Yet the test says FR is from the Great Lak...
by sluggo
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Po-boys
Replies: 13
Views: 26161

grinders and heroes

When I lived in Vermont I came to understand that a Grinder was a sub that had been heated- the roll toasted in the oven (with cheese to melt if desired) and dressed afterward- in short the same thing Quiznos now sells nationally for twice the price. If made cold, it was still a sub or hero, not a G...
by sluggo
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Soft Drinks: pop, soda, coke, et al
Replies: 84
Views: 244988

another soda/pop term -and unsweet tea

Grew up in Southeast PA but have lived all over- in Eastern PA we were drinking soda while our interstate rivals in Pittsburg were drinking pop, which I've also heard from there, across Ohio and definitely into Michigan and Illinois. In New Orleans, like so many other things, none of the above apply...
by sluggo
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Where You At?
Replies: 17
Views: 33282

verb reversal and "Wayat"

Having lived in New Orleans 12 years (Wayat Katrina!), I've heard people all over the city reversing verb order on questions, e.g. "Who dat is?". One time a little kid pointed to a stuffed doll on my desk and proclaimed, "I can have that" -took me a minute to realise he meant it as a question. It's ...

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