Monday! I caught myself thinking, "Wow, it is WICKED cold," and had to laugh at myself. I haven't said that out loud since I left Boston more than 20 years ago =) And that started me thinking about regional slang....
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In college and high school, we had many, many words for being drunk: Bombed, sozzled, hammered, blotto, baked, loaded, blitzed, smashed, stinko, tipsy, schnockered, slammed, tanked, wrecked, wasted, trashed, swacked, tiddly....None of them sound very good, do they? Lol.
But there's also many words for common objects. I have always said, "soda," when referring to carbonated beverages that are fattening and bad for you. But other people say, "Pop," "Sody," "Soda pop" or even "Coke," when it's not Coke, but they're in Georgia. Although it probably IS Coke, in Georgia.
I say, "sub," to refer to large sandwiches, usually (but not always) topped with shredded lettuce. Other people say, "hoagie" or "submarine" or "grinder." In Boston, I think subs were "grinders."
I say, "Lollipop," some people say, "Sucker." I've said "Sucker," too, but generally in a rude manner directed at one of my brothers. And much less frequently now that I'm an adult =)
A pizza is a pizza. Pies, to me, are filled with meat or fruit or whatever and baked in a pie plate. Pies frequently have two crusts. I've heard people say, "Pizza pie" or just "pie," which I think could have serious consequences and possibly result in dessert for dinner. Except for pot pies. We love those. And I make a meat pie with ground turkey, barbeque sauce, peppers and onions...YUM!!!
Oooh, pot, a/k/a weed, ganja, etc....doobie, blunt, joint. Now legal in Colorado, but the smell of which makes me vomit (puke, barf). Also, I don't like feeling wacked. I stopped smoking pot at 17.
I wear sneakers, unless I'm playing tennis, then I wear "tennis shoes." This is extremely infrequent, as I do not like tennis. I used to play racquetball. Much more fun!
I say "dinner." I don't think I've ever heard anyone say, "supper." It seems like a very old-fashioned word to me. I actually like it better than "dinner."
I say, "by accident." DH says, "on accident," which drives me bazookie. That is another word for "bonkers," which means "berserk" and also "crazy." I got it from my mother =)
I say "Ray-diator" to refer to a metal heating thing that often spits water and ruins wood floors. My friend John always said, "Rad-iator," and still does. I made him say it when I saw him in Florida in 2012, because I missed hearing him say it =)
I don't pronounce the "t" in often or the second "t" in "twenty." I say "offen" and "twenny." I was actually taught that in school. But my parents pronounce those words the same way.
I say "toemaytoe," but my father, my friend Thorson, and my son (!) all say "tomahtoe."
What do YOU say? Hope that everyone has a great day!